I think you’re thinking of Spyker, Angelo ?
This is interesting article. Read the last sentences. I doubt Koenigsegg the company is desperate for additional production capacity any time soon !
Let’s hope there is *no* “next time”, and that M&M plucks Saab Cars out of its past orbits of failures and into a new frontier …… a bold new frontier where no Saabers have gone before [groan] 😀
From what you said, Red, so the only path forward (out of the three contracts) that will allow the possibility for future SAAB-badged cars would be contract/option #1 ? That is …… IF that majority OEM (M&M or whoever) successfully renegotiates to obtain back the licensing right to use the SAAB name on its cars ?
I actually think even if GM bought Jag instead of Saab, and had to sell Jag when GM went bankrupt in 2009, Jag would have survived better with a “better” suitor. Jag’s prestige and heritage is IMHO much more rich than that of Saab, and carries more cachet. But it’s all academic speculations in hindsight, innit ?
Latest spy shot of NEVS preparing its resumption of 9-5SC production with the aid of undisclosed OEM1 and OEM2:
“It’s something the supercar company’s founder has been obsessed with for nearly 14 years, with eight engineers at Koenigsegg working on the idea. “It’s getting ready for fruition, but not only in Koenigsegg,” he says. “We’re working with a couple of large OEMs and looking to implement it. Definitely within the next couple of years, you’ll see it.””
@ dcpattie, reading this article, my subconscious is screaming: “Use SAAB, Christian …. use SAAB !!!”
Agree with Doug. Unless SAAB AB permits *whoever* becomes the principal owners of the “company formerly known as Saab Cars” to actually have the rights to use the Saab marque, we are all but cheering for the organization (NEVS) which finally laid Saab Cars to rest, not for Saab Cars itself.
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