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Saab 900 "Eurozoku" Looks Like a Restomod on Steroids

We just saw patent images that suggest China is thinking about making Saabs again. However, we're not interested in some crossover or sedan based on an old GM platform. No, we want something retro, and it doesn't get any better than the Saab 900.
Saab 900 "Eurozoku" Looks Like a Restomod on Steroids 6 photos
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The Swedish car company used to be a household name provided that your household was full of dentists and architects. They made safe, relatively reliably and quite quirky cars.

Scandinavia is still full of classic Saabs in good condition, some of them enjoying an amateur racing or drifting career. However, we bet nobody has seen anything like this... because it doesn't exist.

This is the work of Berlin 3D artist Andreas Richter, who's created a monster nobody will ever want to build. The most interesting take on this car is that it's "Eurozoku," as in a European version of the Japanese gang Bosozoku style.

Thus, you've got a deep chin spoiler, fender flairs and a racing diffuser at the rear. But instead of exhaust pipes, the hood is penetrated by a couple of air filters. There's also a cyberpunk theme to the car, in that it's modernized with LED lights without paying respect to the original design.

The Saab 900 was introduced in 1978 and was in production until 1993, so it's all kind of retro. And while many other car companies started out with airplanes, Saab did both for a while. Many believe the quarks of these Swedish automobiles are a result of that.

While it doesn't look particularly exciting, the 900 has a few special features. For starters, Saab was one of the first companies to focus on putting turbochargers in mainstream cars. Also, they focused a lot on crash safety with things like a relocated key or a collapsible steering column.

Just like many of your favorite products, Saab was ruined by a major corporation. GM bought them on a high and sold to a Chinese venture after they ran out of money.





 
 
 
 
 

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