A party for Victor. And engines from Koenigsegg.

The question of why Saab always had a loyal following can not be answered so easily. 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 increasingly evident when these groups come under pressure. The common struggle for survival welds together and unites for the rest of life. Last Wednesday, Victor Muller, Jan Åke Jonsson and Christina Geers were "lured" to the Saab Museum. It was the penultimate day of the process in front of the district court in Vänersborg, and the three expected a small drink with a maximum of 20 persons.

But no Saab party. What happened next was a demonstration of Saab Spirit and loyalty that can only be found at this small brand. 200 former employees of Saab Automobile AB had come to show their loyalty and sympathy to their former bosses. Muller, Jonsson and Geers were overwhelmed because their fight is not forgotten. And Muller emphasized that he would act like that again and again.

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

For the fans and former employees, Muller is still a hero - maybe more than ever. The court in Vänersborg is on 7. April on the actions of Saab management to make its own judgment. After 4 years of investigation, which are said to have cost a million € in taxpayer money, Prosecutor Olof Sahlgren showed a surprisingly weak performance. Big revelations were missing, witnesses could not be presented, and in the end even TV pictures had to be used as proof.

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."

  • Taste is always relative, but from my point of view, I agree with mac9-5: The "thing" looks like an inflated toad. I would certainly not buy, even if I had the money.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • VM was able to inspire its SAAB team!
    And that, I believe, is the main reason why part of the workforce continues to "worship" 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 ugly part of the story ...
    The world will turn around for an unknown time without a new SAAB car ...
    The VM is still represented automobil, is already considerable ... So he must enjoy trust, who as a sponsor and where ever behind it.

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

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

  • 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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