Saab has been saved single-handedly by a die-hard fan, again. Well, not exactly, but an avid Saab enthusiast did save his rolled Dodge Viper by fitting a Saab 9-3 SportCombi body to it, and called it the Saab 9-3 SRT10 MegaPower. Almost the same thing...
Based on a damaged Dodge Viper SRT10, the Swedish owner decided one way to secure his Saab's future was to equip it with some of the underpinnings and running gear from the V10 Viper.
Details of the insane project were recently posted on Zazty.com forums, showing the car through the build stages. It was all built from the ground up incorporating loads of custom work to allow the Saab body to work with major components of the Viper .
Almost all of the original Saab 9-3 Combi body style is retained. From the outside, it just looks like a tuned, lowered version of the Saab wagon fitted with some racing wheels. It's not until you take a look inside that things change, drastically, from the standard 9-3.
Remarkably, the 'MegaPower' (altered from Saab's BioPower) still retains rear seats and a general wagon form, complete with some rear cargo space.
The floor is all custom though, with a huge transmission tunnel taking up most of the centre dash fascia space.
Overall, it's a very unique creation and an interesting way for a Saab to rival the Mercedes-Benz C63 and BMW M3. With 450kW and 760Nm on board, it's probably a fair lick quicker than both.