28 January 2021
DNA Collectibles Saab 9000 Aero
Designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro and Björn Envall, the Saab 9000 was launched in 1984. It was built in Trollhättan (Sweden) and Uusikaupunki (Finland) until 1998. It turned out to be one of the brands best sellers (even the Editor owned one of these beauties for a few years!).
In order to save costs, the 9000 was designed alongside the Fiat Croma, Lancia Thema, and Alfa Romeo 164 car as part of the Type Four platform sharing agreement, meaning that it shares many parts with the other three designs.
The Aero modelled here was produced from 1993 until 1997. Painted in Imola Red, the colour was chosen by means of a poll conducted on social media - something DNA do a lot, and we think it's a superb strategy (hop over to DNA's Facebook page if you'd like to get involved).
The shape of the exterior body has been superbly replicated and features plenty of beautifully-finessed detailing. Look at the precision of the headlights! All the tiny details are there, from the bulbs inside to the small wipers. The front grille is another example, with "SAAB" integrated on the chromed border and the "Turbo" on the grille itself. Moving to the rear end, the "9000 Aero" badge, key lock and the rear lights are perfectly incorporated.
As usual, DNA Collectibles has paid a lot of attention to the interior as well. The level of details on the dashboard and central column are particularly noteworthy. The steering wheel, gear lever, door handles and seat belts, plus the realism of the Recaro seats truly add to the model's realism. Finally, those classic Saab tri-spoke alloys finish this exquisite resincast off perfectly.
Limited to just 320, with each chassis individually numbered, this is another truly gorgeous piece of work from our friends in Switzerland. Buy it.