~ 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.
Wheeler Dealers S08E05 Saab 9 3 Turbo Convertible
Wheeler Dealers Wheeler Dealers Full Episodes
Wheeler Dealers is a British television series produced by Attaboy TV for
the Discovery Channel, fronted by Mike Brewer and mechanic Edd China. The
premise of the show is that Brewer and China are on a mission to save
repairable enthusiast vehicles, by repairing or otherwise improving an
example of a particular make and model to a budget, then selling it to a
There have so far been eleven series of the programme and three different
theme tunes have been used; the current one being Balaclava by The
Wideboys. The previous theme was from V-The Production Library by Music 4.
Series 1 originally aired in 2003. The second half of Series 6 was aired in
Autumn of 2009 on Discovery Real Time. Series 5 was renamed to Wheeler
Dealers: On the Road; in this series Mike and Edd expanded their car search
by heading out into Europe hoping to find classic cars to buy and restore.
Beginning with part 2 of Series 8, Mike further expanded their horizon by
touring the United States.
In April 2013, a spin-off series titled Wheeler Dealers Trading Up was
launched. This series was produced by X2 Productions Ltd and has Mike
travelling around the world to buy and sell used cars in different
countries on a set budget. He begins with $3000 and trades his way through
the series up to a Porsche 911. It was recommissioned by Discovery Channel
International for a second series where Mike ends up buying a Ferrari. This
series does not feature Edd China.
Aero vs 335i
This is some cruising on autobahn, A7, Filmed from a SAAB 9-3 Sportsedan
Aero, 2,8l V6 turbo with 280hp and 350Nm
of torque. Duelling the stronger BMW 335i coupe with a inline 6 3.0l twin
turbo with 306hp and 400Nm of torque.
Even though the BMW is much stronger the SAAB has no problem keeping up
with the more expensive BMW.
Meet America's Most Obsessed Saab Collector - JALOPNIK on /DRIVE
Bruce Turk turned a childhood love for the Saab Sonett into a 25-year
obsession and a collection of Saab cars, parts and memorabilia you must see
More on Bruce Turk's vintage rally Saab here:
Yes, You Can Build a Sick Vintage Rally Car - AFTER/DRIVE
More /DRIVE at:
2011 Saab 9-5 Aero Turbo6 2.8T XWD Top Speed Run
Stock (300HP, 400Nm), factory speed limiter.
Music: Ten Walls - Walking with Elephants (Original Mix).
German autobahn without speed limit.
Speedometer and GPS measured.
Filmed with iPhone, sorry for the quality and shaky view. :)