Saab Aero X and NEVS Saab Turbo Prototype

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.

NEVS 9-3 prototype and Aero X.
NEVS 9-3 prototype and Aero X.

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.

20 thoughts on "Saab Aero X and NEVS Saab Turbo Prototype"

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    Black Froday and Cyber ​​Monday gave 50% to the two DNA models

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    Although expensive, but Saab story you can put in the showcase

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    To all who are interested and to whom the original price of DNA collectibles was too high:
    the model of the Aero-X is available for half of today's “Black Friday” (CHF 89,50 + shipping + tax / duty, if applicable), I paid twice as much a few days ago. Personally, I can't say anything about the quality, it has not yet arrived from Hong Kong.

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    Tom, many thanks for this advice!

    I've already missed the Saab model story poster from ORIO about Stephan-Individual because it just took too long to make a decision (posters and canvas were still available when you first looked at the page), my partner scolded me afterwards ...

    I just ordered the Aero-X from Hong Kong at nighttime, now I get a (miniature) Saab Aero-X for Christmas! It's the only car in front of and next to which I felt like I was photographed two dozen times in the Saab Museum ...

    Keep Saabing

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      Hello JanV,

      Poster and canvas are available again.


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        Thanks Elmar!
        Nothing stands in the way of a happy Saab relationship ...

        Greetings Jan

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    All you need to do, is dream ......

    Put your model Saab under your pillow at Xmas, pray hard, and on 25th December a real one stands outside your home….

    We can all hope… .. !!

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    The 2. view:

    The interior of the 9-3 Turbo is pure madness of attention to detail ...
    One to 43 is just twice as big as the thumbnails of HO railroad cars (1: 87).

    It is fascinating what is possible in this size and nice that it is being implemented for SAAB. The “criticism” of crooked lettering on a display inside the vehicle is truly “complaint at a very high level”.

    Now I'm curious to see which other SAAB model is being worked on and to what scale.
    Very cool that the blog also reports on miniaturized (SAAB) delights.

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    Hello Tom, € 52 and € 157 okay. But what about the shipping costs, customs fees, etc.?

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      Customs and VAT come, depending on the country, of course, when shipping from Hong Kong.

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    Thanks Tom, for this information. Will see direct because this prototype looks very good. Maybe I have a NEVS model between all Saab models :).

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    Hello Tom ... that wasn't nice now. I read Aero X, company, production ... already internally, I clarify a suitable financing budget with my bank ... and then have to read ... only in 1:18. Howl.
    Okay, if I wait a few more years and pour it diligently, there should be a lot more out of it. Or?
    Where can I buy the baby version? Did I miss a link because of all the anticipation?

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    Always nice to see or read when there is something new from the Saab world. Especially if other companies are discovering Saab as a niche for themselves. I'm seriously speculating that I should not buy the model of the Aero X, but it would fit perfectly with the book. Almost as a perfect combination.

    As already mentioned, a model for the NG SportCombi would be an idea for another model. It arouses similar longings in me as with the Aero X. That way it would at least make it onto the market as a model, and 6 years later you could fulfill your dream of the 9-5 - if only as a model, but still.

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      DNA Collectibles is working on another Saab model. You can stay excited 😉

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    Very chic!

    The models would probably find their buyers in 1: 1 and fully functional, even if they came from China ...

    Would the Swiss company behind DNA, would fit like a fist on the eye. The connection SAAB and Switzerland (Hirsch) would not be new and the handling of DNA is a hot topic in the SAAB community.

    Nice that in the world of model cars is more possible that at least to scale scaled (SAAB) dreams come true!

    All that's missing is a model of the new 9-5 SC and DNA would have a nice Quadriga on offer ...

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        Cool ...

        But what to take? The SC or rather the 900 Enduro or even the 96SS or just all?
        That would not be a cheap pleasure. But thanks for the info!

        What is the 96SS doing today? Years ago, there was a very delicious article about this insane project to turn one of the most innocent SAAB into a nasty monster. What are other positive and crazy SAAB-inspired motorsport projects doing?

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        Sorry, but at Griffin Models the standards are often wrong. The 9-5 NG SC is also borderline goodwill and as much as I am pleased about the engagement, I am so annoyed every time I bought another one (for really expensive money).

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    Thanks to Tom for this very nice report! You always get that little feeling of happiness when there is any "sign of life" - at least from the fans - of our beloved Saabs, or even three new cars are available for purchase. 😉 I'm actually considering getting the Viggen convertible model, although I only had a 93 I and a 93 II (before the external facelift) on (large) convertibles and now a Griffin MY 2012. Such a "real" one (outside, inside and changed Euro 5 engines) Griffin convertible as a model, that would be something! 🙂 Do you know whether something is planned? Would be pretty rare. How many of them were actually still being built?

    LG and all Saab fans have a nice week!

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