A Saab 9-3 is to be entered into the S2000 class of the Swedish Touring Car Championship in 2009.
I don’t know much about this class of racing, but I do know that a premium presence in a tarmac series like the STCC is a great thing, and Saab need more of it.
The car is still under construction, but was taken out for a practice session this week and was particularly solid, according to Jens Edman, the proposed driver for team Dealer Saab.
Saab are obviously helping out with the development of the car. The lap sessions was held at Saab’s own test track. The extent of the help is as-yet unknown, however, with Saab staying mum on whether it’ll be what we’d normally consider a factory team.
The car features a two litre Saab BioPower engine, and was chosen for Saab’s expertise in this area.
The full story is over at Touring Car Times.
Thanks to Snotfjold for the link!