New SAAB 9000
Promotional video from 1994
"Top Gear S18E05 History of Saab"
Part of Saab history series
~ 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.
Racing Saab 9-3 S2000 - TouringCarTimes.com feature
TouringCarTimes.com joined the team Dealer Sport during a test at
Gelleråsen, Sweden, with the bio-gas powered Saab 93.
Double Swedish Touring Car Championship champion Jan "Flash" Nilsson was
behind the wheel of the car during the test day.
The Saab is built in S2000 specification, has got a bio-gas powered
straight four cylinder engine, 6-speed X-trac gearbox and is front wheel
For more information: www.touringcartimes.com
Saab Performance Team: Tricks, Tire Smoke & Interview
The amazing Saab Performance Driving team gives IGotShotgun an exclusive
interview and shows off its spins, tricks and turns. Watch them show off
the 180s, 360s and burnouts like no other video online. I'm convinced,