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Saab 9-6C – RWD V8 Coupe

Saab 9-6C

Does anyone remember what had as main news April 1, 2005?

At that time, GM has reportedly announced the creation of a new sport coupe – rear-wheel drive Saab V8 Coupe. The images that are then supposedly “leaked” showing the concept car that was clearly designed in the United States with a very “stylish” design and aftermarket wheels.

This Saab concept was called Saab 9-6C and was unabashedly based on the Pontiac GTO / Holden Monaro

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Saab 9-6 Coupe - Unfortunately, it was just an April Fools joke
Saab 9-6 Coupe – Unfortunately, it was just an April Fools joke

GM had only recently come up with the brilliant idea to paste the Saab emblem on the Chevy Trailblazer and Subaru Impreza. This was more or less the next natural step. During a brief but intense period Saab 9-6C became a hot topic in international forums.

However, quickly denied the news, but it was actually an April Fool’s joke :)

Pity, the model was very appealing…

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Goran Aničić
the authorGoran Aničić
For over 10 years, Goran Aničić has been passionately focused on Saab automobiles and everything related to them. His initial encounter with Saab cars took place back in 2003 when the first Saab 9-3 and sedan version were introduced. At that moment, he was captivated by the car's Scandinavian design logic and top-notch engineering, and everything that followed stemmed from that first encounter. Later on, through his work at the editorial team of the Serbian automotive magazines "Autostart" and later "AutoBild," he had the opportunity to engage more closely with Saab vehicles. In 2008, he tested the latest Saab cars of that time, such as the Saab 9-3 TTiD Aero and Saab 9-3 Turbo X. In 2010, as the sole blogger from the region, he participated in the Saab 9-5ng presentation in Trollhättan, Sweden. Alongside journalists from around the world, he got a firsthand experience of the pinnacle of technological offerings from Saab at that time. Currently, Goran owns two Saabs: a 2008 Saab 9-3 Vector Sportcombi with a manual transmission, and a Saab 9-3 Aero Griffin Sport Sedan from the last generation, which rolled off the production line in Trollhättan in December 2011.


  • To me , it’s good it was a apriljoke , not much of a Saab except rearlights and radiator . Looks more like Japanese car .

  • Basically, Pontiac GTO… just look at it. Had Saab listened to GM it may have happened. Way to stay true Saab even if it meant no more cars for awhile.

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