Saab 900 turbo on the Stelvio Pass
On August 15th 2010, we drove a MY84 Saab 900 T16 and a MY88 Saab 900 Aero
up and over the Stelvio Pass; also formally known as the 'best driving road
in the world' (Jeremy Clarkson - Top Gear). Besides the fact that we had to
cope with rain, hail and the occasional campervan, it was a delight and the
best day ever spent in an old Saab.
Saab 99 and 900 Turbo History
Inslag ur Motorjournalen där man pratar om Saabs framgångar med turbobilarna Saab 99 och 900 under 70,80 och 90-
Programledare i inslaget: Joppe Pihlgren
Speaker i arkivfilmerna: Ingvar Oldsberg
~ 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 900 meets SAAB 99
Avviamento dopo un mese della Saab 99GL
Start after 1 month of Saab 99GL
Starring: Saab 900 t16 Sedan - 1985 -
Saab 99 GL - 1979 -
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Saab 99 Turbo - Not For Everyone, Essential to a Few
Saab 99 turbo - Not for everyone.
Essential to a few. Video featuring my U.S. model 1978 Saab 99 turbo. This video presented by The Saab 99 turbo Registry: Saab99turbo.com. Starting in 2007, life circumstances
began requiring a weekly 3-hour drive from Redding to Santa Rosa,
California. On the upside is the incredible scenery of mountains, lakes and
wine country of Northern Calfornia I get to enjoy every week and twisty
roads that are perfect for the Saab 99 turbo. I also wanted to capture the outings I
enjoy in my Saabs with my 3 children, whiling away the hours hanging out in
a beautiful spot, my oldest playing guitar. I was in bands throughout my
20s and the song is one I wrote and recorded in 1999. Shot on iPhone.
Editing by Wright Design.