People have been talking about this in comments quite a bit in the last 24 hours. It seems like a no-brainer, but I’ll do it anyway, just so there’s a definite place here on SU where customers can say they let Saab know that there is a desire for this in the marketplace.
At the moment, the highest output from the GM high feature V6 engine seems to be the 325hp they squeeze from it in the Opel Insignia OPC.
Like you, I reckon Saab’s engineers could do more than that. It’s just a guess, but I’d be surprised if there isn’t another lazy 25hp that could be extracted from that lump without putting Saab’s warranty provisions into risky territory. Whether the existing gearbox could adequately handle the requisite increase in power and torque is another matter, but let’s assume so.
Call it a Viggen. Call it what you like. Just build it.
I’ve lived quite happily with 200-240hp cars for a number of years now, but I must say it’d be good to have another angry Saab in the range. A statement. Something fans can point to, aspire to. Something they can crowd around at car shows and spend a bit of time figuring out what they have to sell in order to buy it.
So….. who wants one?