Saab CEO Jan Ake Jonsson and Spyker CEO Victor Muller plan to race the 2010 Mille Miglia in a 55 HP, two-stroke Saab 93. If that's not a good way to begin a partnership, we don't know what is.

The dinky little Saab isn't such a bad choice, it took class victory at the 1957 race. In its current iteration, the Mille Miglia only accepts car as new as 1957. While the original "Thousand Miles" was an open road endurance race in which outright speed mattered, the current version is more of a road rally, with results based on precise timing over outright speed.

The stunt isn't just pure nostalgia either. Rumors abound that the first new model to result from the Spyker/Saab partnership will be a small hatch styled after the teardrop shape of the ā€˜50s 93. [via PistonHeads]