Saab Viggen Burnout Launch Full Throttle Test Drive Abuse...

An old clip (2003) of test driving (abusing!) a Saab Viggen... DON'T WORRY - we ended up buying the car. It was a lot of fun despite its massive traction problems and epic torque steer.

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~ 700hp Turbo Saab, 312kmh (194mph)
Extreme turbo Saab + 300 kmh Many viewers have misunderstood this video, so I explain it a little: -Speed at finish line (1mile/1609m) is measured. Time is not measured. -First Saab does 1st and 2nd gear with ~half throttle. Second Saab has limited Boost for 1st and 2nd gear. - three extra seconds between 0-100kmh typically means ~30meters wasted. But three extra seconds used in speeds close to 300kmh, means almost 300meters wasted. Here is equally powerful RWD cars (if not even more HP's) These RWD's are a lot faster between 0-150kmh, but these Saabs are faster from 150kmh-300kmh. You get the point when you compare speeds at finish line. -A Saab 9-5 driver pushes a little too much throttle @3rd gear and looses traction. He lifts a throttle and pushes it back, but too much again and then he gears up 4th, a bit earlier than planned. (optimal is@205kmh). Earlier that summer I broke one gearbox when pushing too hard on 3rd gear. With new gearbox and at later event, I drove very gently on first three gears to avoid breaking it again. I pushed WOT for the first time on 4th gear @ 190kmh. You can hear it clearly on following video. Engine tone changes totally around 200kmh. Incar video is from 299kmh pull (at 1 mile race) Something happened to camera during the run. So I didn't get any incar video from a 305kmh pull. To see that run from the start line, please see my other videos. Here is incar video until camera dies. Start is @1min.

viggen with Saab sport exhaust
2001 Saab Viggen with Stainless Saab Sport Exhaust.

Nordic Viggen E85 Traction limited 450hp
Nordic tuned Saab Viggen E85 Traction limited 450hp (Open Diff) Downpipe dumped for playing. Update Fall -09 Runs 12.4 in the 1/4 on slicks with the smaller Gt2871 turbo and conservative street driving tune!

Saab 93ss vs Mustang Saleen
Just having some fun at the track. Not my best run. But I kept up with it until the end :) (Bandimere Speedway 5800' above sea level)