A party for Victor. And engines from Koenigsegg.

The question of why Saab always had a loyal following is not that easy to answer. One of the reasons will be that small communities tend to develop strong cohesion.

Geneva Motor Show, Victor Muller and Christian von Koenigsegg unveil the new engine. Photo: Spyker

Victor Muller. Part 1.

This is more noticeable when these groups come under pressure. The common struggle for survival welds together and connects for the rest of life. Last Wednesday Victor Muller, Jan Åke Jonsson and Christina Geers were “lured” into the Saab Museum. It was the penultimate day of the trial before the district court in Vänersborg, and the three of them were expecting a small drink with a maximum of 20 people.

But no Saab party. What then happened was a demonstration of Saab spirit and loyalty that can only be found with this small brand. 200 former employees of Saab Automobile AB had come to show their former bosses solidarity and sympathy. Muller, Jonsson and Geers were overwhelmed because their fight has not been forgotten. And Muller insisted that he would do that again and again.

A party at the Saab Museum on 14. March 2017. Photo: Facebook

For fans and former employees, Muller is still a hero - maybe more than ever. The Vänersborg court will make its own judgment on the actions of Saab management on April 7. After 4 years of investigations, which should have cost € XNUMX million in taxpayer money, prosecutor Olof Sahlgren showed a surprisingly poor performance. There were no big revelations, witnesses could not be presented, and in the end even television pictures had to be used as evidence.

Victor Muller Part 2

Muller is still active with Spyker and is taking an exciting path. Instead of Audi, the engines for the Spyker sports cars from Koenigsegg will be delivered in the future. The Spyker C8 Preliator and its open version are powered by a 5 liter V8 from Ängelholm. 600 HP power, 600 Nm torque, coupled to a manual 6-speed gearbox promise exquisite driving moments.

There have been many contacts between Victor Muller and Christian von Koenigsegg in recent years. Koenigsegg was in talks with Spyker's acquisition of Saab; The Swedish manufacturer of super sports cars keeps attracting attention through innovations. Steven Wade, the founder of Saabsunited, the first and only official Saab blogger, is the author of Koenigsegg's informative blog.

8 thoughts on "A party for Victor. And engines from Koenigsegg."

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    VM fought, yes. For himself, it was worth it, at least in financial terms.
    For someone with a CV, it's more than unusual to take on an indebted small car brand that has never interested him before.

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    VM was able to inspire its SAAB team!
    And that is, I believe, the main reason some of the workforce continue to "adore" VM.
    Who does not fight has already lost!
    Under the known conditions to have a SAAB 9-5 NG incl. Sportswear, a SAAB 9-4x and 365 send SAAB 9-3 convertibles to produce is already great!
    The fact that suppliers “got under the wheels” is of course the unpleasant part of the story ... 🙁
    The world will continue to turn for an unknown time without a new SAAB car ... 😉
    The fact that VM is still represented in automobiles is impressive ... So you have to have confidence in who is the sponsor and whoever is behind it.

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    Without VM there would have been no 9-5 II and 9-4x. GM just shut down SAAB and Muller fought. That is unforgotten in Trollhättan!

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      Actually, I'm not such a big VM fan.

      But for the reasons you mentioned, I have to be “a little grateful” to VM. 😉

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      I am completely in agreement with you. Unlike mac9-5, below, I'm still a big fan of Victor.
      At least someone who has tried with all the means he had available.
      You need more of these people.

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      Taste is always relative, but from my point of view I agree with mac9-5: The “thing” looks like a pumped up toad. I certainly wouldn't buy it even if I had the money.

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