http://newcarshopper.com.au/1004/saab/ for more Saab history. Original video posted by noblep who also gives thanks to www.saabhistory.com for most of the content seen in this video. An amazing feast of over 21 Saab models ranging from 1947 to 2008 including the Saab 'Sonett' which is Swedish for "so nice".
Saab History and Future (HQ) Branding Commercial (2009)
The history and future of SAAB
Shot in Trollhättan using Motion Control. The location is close to the
SAAB museum, and was once used as a secret development center, if my
sources are correct.:)
Behind the scenes gallery http://storyboard.se/work
Agency: Lowe Brindfors Sweden
Directed by Niklas Ladberg
Producer: Thabo Malmén
DOP: Eric Maddison
Production Manager: Per Nilsson
Creative Director: Ulrika Biding
Production Coordinator: Åsa Kellner
Motion Control: Syndicate
Post production: VA
http://newcarshopper.com.au/999/renault/ for the full history of Renault.
Renault History video originally posted by djoracol
1974 Saab Sonett III 111 3 V4 Fiberglass Triumph MG Mini Classic EURO Car
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The 1970 redesign of the Sonett V4, named the Sonett III, was initially
undertaken by Sergio Coggiola, but Gunnar A. Sjögren altered it to fit the
existing chassis without expensive manufacturing-line changes. Hinged
rear-window glass replaced the Sonett II/V4 rear compartment hatch door.
With the mandate for a "bulge-less" hood, the engine compartment opening
evolved into a small front popup panel, resulting in more limited access
than in the Sonett V4. Extensive engine work required the removal of the
entire front hood section.
To help adapt the car to U.S. market tastes, the Sonett III featured a
floor-mounted shifter (instead of the Sonett V4 column-mounted shifter) and
optional dealer-installed air conditioning. Like the Opel GT, the Sonett
III's hidden headlamps were operated manually using a lever. US safety
regulations required new bumpers after 1972, significantly detracting from
its Italian-inspired design.
While the 1970 and 1971 model years initially had the same 1500 cc Ford V4
engine as the Sonett V4, emission control requirements reduced the
available horsepower. The model years
1971 to 1974 of the Sonett III used the 1700 cc Ford V4, but to meet
increasingly strict Federal regulations, net power output remained the same
as the 1500 cc engine, at 65 horsepower (48 kW).
Still, the Sonett III accelerated from 0--100 km/h (0--63 mph) in 13
seconds, and—due to a higher differential gear ratio (42 teeth on the
ring gear and 9 teeth on the pinion gear) than the standard 95/96
transmission (39:8)—achieved a top speed of 165 km/h (103 mph), aided by
a low 0.31 drag coefficient.
Disappointing sales, especially during the 1973 oil crisis, lead Saab to
end production in 1974. A total of 8,368 Sonett IIIs were manufactured
between 1970 and 1974
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Saab Press Event at Premier Park - Winter In Finland
A Saab Test Drive Event held at Premier Park, Porvoo, Finland on December 9
2010. New Saabs availlable to testdrvie on the track or on road. I took
these clips to test my Canon EOS 7D video mode (first time) - so no great
action stuff here. I have to say I really liked throwing the 9-5 Aero XWD
around the track though... www.saabisti.fi
~ 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.