Vote: Lego Saab 92

Lego Saab 92
3 months ago jemanuelson posted a very nice 92 on Lego’s ideas site.

What is Lego’s ideas site? Basically fans will upload suggestions for what Lego’s next big model should be. The 92 is an obvious choice, although there might be one or two copyright issues to be worked out first. Either way, I think it deserves the full support of our community. Vote now and vote often. And if you get into the spirit of the thing, why not suggest a Lego AeroX or a black 900 turbo?

What we need to do:

  1. Register on Lego’s site
  2. Go to the project’s page
  3. Click the “Support” button
  4. Answer a few simple (and non-committing) questions

From https://ideas.lego.com/projects/100677:

Saab 92 is the first production automobile from Saab. The design was very aerodynamic for its time, with a drag coefficient of 0.30 (an impressive figure even by today’s standards). The entire body was stamped out of one piece of sheet metal and then cut to accommodate doors and windows. Full-scale production started December 12, 1949.

Come on folks. You know you want at least two of these. This kit effectively sorts out all christmas gifts for the next decade!

Tuesday Snippets: JÅJ and VM talk product

While we’ve been talking a lot about Jan Åke’s retirement, Vladimir’s intent to invest in the company, and how certain members of the Swedish press feels that Victor is the antichrist, we may have lost sight of what really matters– the cars. Consummate professionals that they are, Victor and Jan Åke continue to talk to the responsible members of the press about the business plan. They confirm things we already know, but also leak new details about the ePower lineup, partnerships, and drivetrains. Also I take a stab at playing angel’s advocate to Robert Collin and Co.’s devil’s advocate and speculate on another outcome that isn’t often discussed here– the ramifications of Saab’s success on production and partnerships (something I hope we’ll be able to do a lot more of soon).

As you can also see, I’m incoporating an introductory graphic as a quick visual representation of what’s covered so you can get an idea what you’re in for…

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Saab 92 Concept Rendering from Motor Trend July 2010 Issue

It’s been sometime since I’ve posted here at SaabsUnited, so bear with me if this has been written about in these pages previously. I don’t believe that it has.
Either way, this little tidbit is simply too good to pass unnoticed. With thanks to my friends at State of Nine via Twitter, I discovered Motor Trend‘s concept of the planned Saab 92. By now, we’ve seen so many of these shapely renderings that it would almost seem superfluous to post yet another. However, in my opinion, this one is one of the best, truly a unique small car that is visibly vintage Saab and thoroughly modern at the same time.
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I’m not sure that the text of the short news column has much new information for those of us that follow Saab regularly, but it is good to see the mainstream automotive press in the United States paying some attention to real growth at Saab. Additionally, I always like to hear Victor Muller’s adamant proclamations of independence. On the subject of the new 9-3, Motor Trend quotes Mr. Muller thus:

The 9-3 won’t be on the Epsilon II platform, as GM had once planned, Muller explains.
“It’s a heavily modified Epsilon I platform, but Saab’s now.” GM halted Epsilon II 9-3 development some time ago. “So that’s the basis for the new 9-3. We have no further restraints. We don’t have to share it with anyone else. Which means we can knock ourselves out to make it the car we want it to be.”

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