Radical. In February 1946, Gunnar Ljungström presented the Saab management with a memorandum that had it all. It explained the design philosophy of the emerging car brand, and it actually concealed potential for conflict. Because while established competitors were still building cars with standing fenders and separate frames, the Swedes were developing something completely new.
Ljungström spoke of a streamlined shape and fully faired wheels. From a low drag and efficiency. The body should be self-supporting, which would save some weight, but the center of gravity should be low for good road holding. In short - the original Saab was radical and uncompromising. This led to internal discussions, fears of acceptance, and the Saab myth.
The question is - the original Saab in 2023 - how radical would it be today?
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