No sooner had the entry of Evergrande and the participation in Koenigsegg been announced, when in Trollhättan the previously hectic activity on the social media dried up. Since then, peace prevails in the usual tradition. The only noteworthy event of the last few days seems to be the entry of NEVS as a sponsor for a Swedish sports club be.
Koenigsegg "made in Trollhättan"
It should be over by 2021 at the latest. That is when Koenigsegg starts producing super sports cars in Trollhättan. Some 1.000 a year are said to run off the tapes in the old Saab plant and are much cheaper than before. A Koenigsegg “made in Trollhättan” is said to cost around € 30.000 million, which is only half of what you had to put on the table in Ängelholm so far. With the new, small Koenigsegg, you can keep an eye on the growing market for ultra-premium vehicles, which includes around XNUMX vehicles worldwide.
In an interview with Bloomberg gives Christian von Koenigsegg insight into his plans, and how he wants to score with innovations against Ferrari, Lamborghini and Bugatti. It's also a bit about NEVS. Stefan Tilk has been confronted with job applications since the entry of Evergrande. He says, because the future of NEVS and the old Saab factory should be great. And at the latest 2020 to run the tapes and electric cars are produced with the NEVS logo.
Anyone who has no 1 million € for the future sports car from Trollhättan on the account, and even with its Dispo exemption limit does not come within reach, do not be annoyed. Style, fun on the car and individuality have seldom to do with the account balance.
Trollhättan could in the future be the second home of the fascinating supercars of Koenigsegg. A good choice, and maybe you continue some Saab tradition. Sometimes a glimpse into the past is helpful if you want to survive in the present. With the great past of the brand, which was not always so brilliant, a new Saab book from Sweden deals.
Saab - WE did it!
A second book, which deals with the Ljungström era, comes from the environment of the museum and the veterans. The “WE” in the title is deliberately capitalized, because it is primarily about the people who built Saab. A historical search for traces, perhaps just in time.
Because the Saab pioneers do not live anymore, but there are still some eyewitnesses who could be interviewed. They, too, are now very old, and through them the authors Gunnar Larsson and Gunnar Johansson can gather information first-hand. Names closely associated with the rise of Saab are further recorded in the book for posterity. The never-easy way from the aircraft manufacturer to the Ursaab to the 99 is documented.
The book is written in English, which is a win for all fans of the brand on this side of Sweden. It is for about 33,00 € in the shop of Saab Museum available in Trollhattan. I have already read the book for the fans, a detailed discussion follows in the coming days.