There are new releases that we are particularly excited about. When the Swiss manufacturer DNA Collectibles announced the Saab 9000 Aero, my expectations were high. On the one hand, because I'm a big fan of the series. On the other hand, because the Swiss have been able to raise the bar with every new model this year. Would that also be the case with the 9000?
In every new miniature of DNA First there is a lot of time. It takes about a year until a new model is ready for production. The effort is expressed in the many filigree details with which the 9000 Aero can also inspire.
Saab 9000 Aero in Imola red
Oh, it's really red. The rich Imola red, a legendary color shade from Saab, already catches the eye when unpacking. Just beautiful! When the limited miniature is then on the table, you discover many details. The 16 ″ Super Aero rims have the Saab lettering on the covers in tiny tiny amounts. The brake calipers and discs are hidden behind the rims, just like the original.
And otherwise small and smallest details are implemented great. The exterior mirrors with their special design, which Saab had protected, the Saab-Scania logo on the hood or the 3rd brake light. You could go on writing there, talking about the air outlets on the C-pillar or the Turbo logo. The praise continues in the interior. The unique aero seats are well made, as are many other really small details.
The miniature is pleasing to the eye, and of course you are especially pleased when the original from Saab is parked in the garage. The Saab 9000, which Keil drew Björn Envall, is very well implemented on a 1:18 scale. Perhaps, so the hope, it will not just stay with the Aero version in red. An anniversary and other colors would certainly be possible without too much effort.
Of course I also find two things that could have been improved. Maybe, because this time it's the search for the crumbs. So complaining at a high level. The dashboard has a red cast, which is not quite as optimal. However, this must also be said, some wood inlays had a tendency towards the color red.
All that remains is the cover of the hold. It has been faded by the sun, as is the case with many 9000 today. That arises unconsciously from reality. A minor blemish and the last bit of gripe I can find.
A candidate for the desk
In fact, you should get this Saab 9000 home. Definitely. Because it's just well done. And because as a Saab 9000 fan you never know if anything will ever follow. Because Saab is exotic, and the 9000 in particular.
The 9000 Aero costs in DNA Shop € 149,99. Price and quality are right, also because the Swiss have indeed been able to raise the bar again. In addition, there is the self-restriction on a small, exclusive edition.
The review? In this case it is easy. The 9000 has a place on my desk. And that is really the absolute exception.