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Saab Documentary History
Saab was losing money big time. The 92,93,96 series had stopped production (1980 in Scandinavia). Few of these small car owners had been able to "jump" to the 99. Now, the 99 had just ceased production. Saab had shared the development costs of the 9000 with the Fiat group, eventually including Lancia & Alfa versions of the 9000. In order to meet the needs of old 92,93,96,99 owners, Saab manufactured the Saab 600, a version of the Lancia Delta -- but made in Finland. The video follows a red one on the road. They also became the importer of Lancia into Sweden, and all Saab dealers offered Lancias to try and keep the old owners. They obviously didn't offer the Lancia Thema, which was the Lancia version of the Saab 9000. Tiny Sweden became the best export market for Lancia (Even today Lancia outsells Saab worldwide). The 9000 was an international success, but by 1988 Saab was again looking for a partner. Fiat & Mazda seemed to be in the frame, but in December 1989 GM acquired 50% of Saab, following very shortly after Fords acquisition of Jaguar. Of course, there is much to say about the future joint 20% share purchases by GM & Fiat around 2000, then GM paying USD 2bn to get out of the deal. Then the Fiat group became very profitable and now has a stock value far higher than GM. The long term benefit to GM in Europe is the replacement of GM/Isuzu diesel engines with Fiat diesel engines.





~ 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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urWWdomnncw -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. http://youtu.be/M4NNX4Ygnwc





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