Saab was always one of the smallest manufacturers and money was usually tight. In 1976, Trollhättan worked on the introduction of the Saab 900 Turbo. An important model on which the fate of the brand depended. But, with Saab, they had a problem. The new 900 was, quite soberly, just an evolution of the Saab 99.
It was longer, offered more comfort and safety. But that was a thing with the design. Distinguishing between the 99 and 900 was difficult for potential customers not necessarily familiar with Saab. At first glance, the new one looked like the old one, only at second glance did the differences become apparent.
This was understandable, because in principle only the hood was lengthened, the design of the passenger compartment corresponded to the 99, and the changes were simply not enough for a sensational novelty. Saab knew that exactly. And wanted to build a spectacular concept car to give the image of the 900 a turbo boost even before it was launched.
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