Neo Brothers - UK Unveiling Of The Neo Saab 96SS
Neo Brothers at Intsaab13 Wicksteed Park, Kettering
We are pleased to announce that Erik Carlsson and Peter Bäckström very
kindly unveiled our Neo 96ss at the International Saab Club meeting which
was held at Wicksteed Park on 3rd -- 4th August 2013.
The car was well received by the guests at the event and we had much praise
and congratulations on our achievement.
The recurring question was "When will it go on the track?" In an ideal
world, we would like to drop all the other work and concentrate on testing
and adjusting the 96ss but, common sense and commercial reality must
prevail which means that we must concentrate on the final stages of the
transfer of stock into our new warehouse. Having said that, we 'really
want' to test it on the track by October/November of this year so that it
can be properly ready for action next year. Watch this space!
The Intsaab 2013 Kettering event was a resounding success -- even the sun
was out for most of the time.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Saab Owners Club and the
international Saab Clubs meeting, this year, we went to town on the Neo
Brothers stand. It entailed a 150 square metre marquee, our hospitality
rig and a further external area of some 150 square metres of forecourt
space which housed numerous cars three of which were our race cars
including the 96ss, the Grinnall as well as two of our customer's cars that
we have over the years customised. In addition to the cars on display, we
had a large selection of new Saab parts for sale as well as Saab
Expressions clothing, accessories and memorabilia. There were in excess of
20 of our staff on hand in order to look after our guests and customers.
Indeed we were congratulated by the organisers of the event for the largest
stand ever in the history of their various meetings - the acknowledgement
We would like to extend a very big thank you to all our customers,
supporters, Saab enthusiasts, sponsors and organisers that all contributed
to the success of the event.
Please see below the link to our photo album where our photographers
captured some key moments.
We are looking forward to Poland next year.
Neo Brothers Ltd
~ 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
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.
Saab 93 Turbo X quick drive
I fall in love with this car everytime I drive it. For people who hate
Saab, drive one. I'm sure you'll change your mind.
How to Add an AUX Input to a Saab 9-3
This video shows how to add an AUX input jack to a 2003 or newer Saab 9-3.
Before doing this you might want to look in your center armrest and see if
there's one there already. I had one, I just didn't know it. Oh well... I
like the location of this one better anyway. My car is a 2006. I don't know
what year Saab started adding the AUX input in the armrest, but some of the
earlier cars didn't have them.
Anyway, now I have TWO AUX inputs! :-)
If your car is a 2003 through 2005, go here to see how to connect the wires
directly to the pins on the back of the stereo: