Since When Does Sweden Make The Coolest Cars?

Right now...stop reading and go ask 10 people, "Who makes the coolest cars?" then come back. Good you are back...what were the answers? Italy, Germany, USA, Japan, maybe England? I bet Sweden was not on most people's radar. And that is a shame, because the small country of only 9.5 million just rolled in like a viking… » 2/28/14 8:06pm 2/28/14 8:06pm

What It's Like To Ride In A Car With The Camless Engine Of The Future

As we drive down the road, Christian von Koenigsegg laughs. "A GM engineer said we'd never have an engine without a camshaft a few years ago. We were driving in a car without a camshaft at the time, so he must have been wrong." Welcome to the future. » 2/26/14 12:15pm 2/26/14 12:15pm

Saab Production Re-Starts Monday, Huzzah

After keeping us all under bated breath ever since they made one single, solitary car a few months ago, National Electric Vehicle Sweden has announced that they are re-starting production of the Saab 9-3 on Monday. And despite the company name, the new-old 9-3 is not electric! Huzzah! » 11/30/13 10:06am 11/30/13 10:06am

How I Made This Saab 9-5 SportCombi Prototype Road Legal

The beautiful Saab 9-5 SportCombi never made it to dealerships, meaning that the few wagons built and auctioned off were non-road legal pre-production models. That didn't stop a Saab fan from 9-5sc2012 from figuring out how to get his dream car on the road. » 11/29/13 4:00pm 11/29/13 4:00pm

Vampire Weekend Seems Thoroughly Scarred By The Saab Debacle

Rock-and-rollers Vampire Weekend are currently doing an Ask Me Anything session over on Reddit, and someone brought up their recent crime against autodom: the Saab 900s that were torched for their "Diane Young" video. » 5/14/13 2:01pm 5/14/13 2:01pm

Bridge Collapses And Nearly Takes Saab With It

Saab declared bankruptcy in late 2011, and it looks like all the surviving cars are slowly being targeted for destruction one at a time through various acts of mayhem. First it was Vampire Weekend music videos, and now a bridge collapse in Ionia, Michigan. » 4/19/13 9:48am 4/19/13 9:48am

Insane 1996 Saab Does 174 MPH At The Texas Mile

I like the Texas Mile because it's big and crazy, just like an event in my home state ought to be. There's the record-breaking runs from the Hennessey Venom GT and other cars with horsepower in the four digit range, plus ridiculous wild cards like this: a 1996 Saab 900 that made it to a staggering 174 mph. » 4/14/13 7:26pm 4/14/13 7:26pm

The Chinese Resurrection Of Saab May Include Hybrids And Electrics

Remember how what was left of Saab got bought up by Chinese-owned National Electric Vehicle Sweden? We now have some more details on their plans to resurrect the brand, which may include the Phoenix platform developed for the abandoned Saab 9-3. » 4/09/13 4:08pm 4/09/13 4:08pm

The Mountain Goats' Peter Hughes Found A Better Use For A Saab Than…

Amidst all the hoopla about Vampire Weekend's torching of a pair of Saabs for their Diane Young video, and the band's subsequent apology to the Saab faithful, nobody mentioned one of the best uses of a Saab in a musical context in recent years — Peter Hughes' concept album Fangio. It's a collection of songs about… » 4/04/13 12:03pm 4/04/13 12:03pm

Why The Saab 9-3 Phoenix May Not Be Dead After All

Our mourning over the death of Saab has only deepened in recent months as we came to see photos of the aborted 9-3 Phoenix, the car that was intended to carry on the brand's hatchback legend in a uniquely Saab-ish way and bring them back from the brink. Unfortunately Saab went bankrupt before that car ever entered… » 4/02/13 12:25pm 4/02/13 12:25pm