Wednesday night Snippets – Saab F1 edition

Did anyone place a bet with Ladbrokes betting agency a few weeks ago when they offered odds on potential Saab buyers?
You’d have got 5-to-1 on a Swedish consortium buying Saab. I think Koenigsegg qualifies to win that bet, despite the Norwegian and US interests. I’d have lost my money if I had placed a bet as I thought Renco would have been GM’s choice, even though they weren’t mine.
Ladbrokes are now offering odds as to whether Saab will enter Formula 1 under Koenigsegg’s ownership before 2013. I think I’d stay away from that one, but you never know.
BTW – it looks like F1 participants are all enjoying a group hug with Bernie again today. Max Mosely is nowhere to be seen, though I’m sure News Of The World will find out how he’s choosing to soothe his separation anxiety.
Thanks Joyrider!
The Saab Newsroom are asking which future Saab you’re most looking forward to.
They talk a little about the showroom of the future, which was viewed by potential buyers. It contained top-secret cars as well as the ones we know about. One of those top-secret cars was a Russelsheim derived model of a future 9-3, though as I understand it, it may not be the final product.
Tesla have received almost half a billion dollars in US tech loans to help them build the Model S four door electric car. The money has to be repaid by 2022.
Call it a matter of national pride, but shouldn’t the Swedish government consider this an incentive to try and help Koenigsegg and Saab build the Quant and beat Tesla at their own electric game?
Personally, I’m not sure the Quant is anywhere near ready enough to come to series production soon, but I’m for helping them try.
Thanks Karen!
Saab social networking?
Our unofficial Saab Ambassador to the UK, Robin M, has recently started up Saab Friends, where you can make new…..Saab Friends and catch up with old or current…..Saab Friends.
It’s only been up for a week and there’s 26 members so far, so you’ll be getting in early. I’m just hopeless with these things and haven’t joined up, though I do intend to. I might wait and see if I can be member #99
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