I am always happy when a company discovers Saab. It gets really exciting when a new supplier of model cars rushes to the topic and starts with real exotics. The niche in the niche, so to speak, has discovered DNA collectibles for itself. A young company from Switzerland that is internationally positioned.
DNA Collectibles is managed by the Swiss Confederation; Production takes place in the People's Republic of China, and international shipping is via Hong Kong. A global division of labor is now considered normal, miniatures travel around the globe until they reach the recipient. Nevertheless, I was very excited when I got the Aero X and the NEVS 9-3 Turbo prototype on the table.
NEVS Saab Turbo Prototype
The models are made of resin, and they are not exactly cheap. With around 52,00 €, the NEVS 9-3 Turbo prototype plays in 1: 43 in the higher price league. Since one already has a certain expectation. It will not disappoint, and those who have a sense of the small things in life, who comes at unpacking at his expense.
The miniatures are lavishly and securely packaged. After a transport packaging, you come across a bag made of fabric with a product tag and DNA logo. The bag should also be used to clean the miniature, a nice little detail on the side. The NEVS prototype comes in a plexiglass showcase and is fixed on a plexiglass plate. The color and details correspond to the original that is parked in the Saab Museum in Trollhättan. The proportions are precisely executed, the miniature is very consistent. It makes you want the original, and I regret that NEVS did not have the courage and the means to produce it. In the interior, the Saab lettering is emblazoned on the navigation system; it conveys joy to look at the NEVS Saab Turbo. The love of detail and the will to perfection are visible and tangible.
DNA Collectibles Aero X
Another caliber is the Aero X. DNA Collectibles delivers it in 1:18 scale - a representative miniature. Like the models in 1:43, the Aero X also comes with elaborate packaging. However, it is not shipped in a Pexiglas display case, but travels on a double Plexiglas plate. Unpacking is also a pleasure here, the Aero X does not disappoint. It costs € 157,00 - and offers a lot of dream car potential for the money.
Shape, scale and details are right. The light bar at the rear is ingenious, the Brembo brakes are detailed, and the view through the panoramic roof is pleasing. One more word: it is not easy to recreate the interior and the special materials used by Saab. Anyone who knows the original will agree with me. DNA Collectibles tries this - and does it well. The Aero X is an eye-catcher for the desk, the showcase or any collection.
Two miniatures from Saab, I like both. They are dream cars that were never to be bought and never will be. As the third Saab, which I have not looked at, the Swiss deliver the 9-3 Viggen as a convertible. All vehicles are strictly limited and the consecutive number is noted on the base plate.
Dream cars for the showcase
The quest for perfection and exclusivity can be felt in the miniatures. The prices are in line with the requirements of DNA Collectibles. However, if you strive for perfection, you must also put up with criticism. The headlights of the Aero X could be a little bit more colored to match the original. And the Saab logo on the multimedia system of the NEVS Turbo prototype sits at the edge of a millimeter at an angle. This is Mäkelei on a very high level. The NEVS prototype and the Saab Aero X are, like the originals, dream cars. In this case for the showcase.