Saab and Subaru are sharing a booth at the Essen Motor Show this year. The start of a long-term cooperation? We will see ! As an observer from afar, I find the joint appearance a success - one brand benefits from the presence of the other.
And Subaru has been with me since the excursion to Bilster mountain anyway sympathetic. I like brands that nurture and develop their technical heritage. Subaru and boxer engines are the niche in the niche, in a positive sense. Just as it was Saab to 2011. Similar, and yet again very different.
There is a Viggen Cabriolet on the booth, which I mistakenly called Aero with Viggen Body Kit in the first article. This is what happens when you work on articles in the middle of the night and don't look carefully. Owner Martin forgave me the faux pas and pointed out a few details. Two yellow Viggen Cabriolets were delivered to Germany. The whereabouts of the second open Viggen is unclear, rumors say that the convertible had an accident.
Either way, the Saab is a rarity that has been slightly modified. Hirsch Performance provides 250 PS, the Hirsch stainless steel exhaust system also brings a few extra horses. Like most Viggen at the market he was with the Viggen rescue kit fitted. A Bilstein B6 chassis with H&R springs and 18 ″ rims round off the changes. Of course, all modifications are registered and accepted.
At dawawas have Martin and Jens from the 1. German Saab Club has released a webalbum for all friends of the brand who can not be present in Essen. The gallery will continue to be filled with Saab photos in the coming days of the fair. A great idea so that as many fans as possible can participate!