New SAAB 9000
Promotional video from 1994
"Top Gear S18E05 History of Saab"
Part of Saab history series
Mobil Million Mile BMW 325i
Mobil1 tests synthetics on a BMW e30 325i through a rough one million miles. Mobil drives the important point that synthetics oil and gas additives preserve the mechanicals. The other important factor to note is the engine chosen is of the most durable that BMW ever designed. It is not unusual to see 400k mile m20b25 or b27 engines on the road today.
Fatal high speed police chase - Unmarked SAAB 9-5 Aero vs Kawasaki ZX-10R *Translated*
***EDIT This video doesn´t show the crash! At 47:57 the chopper report the bike has wrecked. There is no pics of the bike after the crash in this video. Subtitles is only availible first 20 minutes.
This guy did only have license to drive cars, caught riding a bike can result in a 6 month ban. Speeding at 81 km/h over the limit (and more) will revoke your license for 8 month. Bottom line, many riders going fast on 1000cc sportbikes will run. Choppers are used rarely to catch speeders***
A Kawasaki ZX-10R fly by an unmarked SAAB. The biker has no mirrors and ain´t aware of he is being followed by the police.
At 14.30 the bike starts to pick up the pace.
At 17.10 he looks back and guns it. Soon he is gone and this unit doesn´t have the bike insight again. Although the bike is far away this unit continues to chase him for 30 minutes. More than 20 unites including a chopper were involved in this chase.
A heating debate started in Sweden if police acting appropriate due to the fact this was only a traffic violation. The biker died in the end when he slammed into a road barrier, the passenger didn´t suffer any injuries. The rider was just a regular chap going out for a ride on his ZX-10R equipped with a Racefit Growler
Nothing happens in the last 20 minutes, just radio traffic
~ 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 300meters wasted.
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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urWWdomnncw
-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. http://youtu.be/M4NNX4Ygnwc
Saab 900 classic, Turbo, CV, cabrio, convertible, GT
This is a tribute to the Saab 900 classic. Look how the couple enjoy's driving and pleasing the real Saab lover!
This video of 2,5 minutes is a tribute to one of the most beautiful cars there is: the Saab 900 classic. In this little video you'll see a couple: the black Saab 900 CV (cabrio) full turbo (205 PK/horsepower) from 1992 and the black Saab full turbo GT from 1993.
The Saab GT is very rare; there are not much GT's left.
A custom Saab 900 that splits apart and then reforms. Made for the 2007 Chalmers Cortège in Gothenburg. I was not involved, i just filmed it.
Getting a clear shot was abit difficult beckause of the crowds.
1996 Toyota Tacoma 600,000 miles!
I bought this truck used with 33,000 miles on it. It still has the original engine, transmission, air conditioning, back brakes (yes back brakes!) water pump, Original K & N air filter. I change the oil every 5,000 miles sometimes I go well over 12,000 miles without an oil change and that's the truth! coz' I thought this truck wouldn't last any longer but it still goes so I think it's time I baby this truck and change the oil more often. NO additives were added to this engine like synthetic engine treatments. Why do I have so many miles people ask? Coz' I used to work as a messenger driver for a shipping company.
Update: My back brakes were finally replaced at 624,517 miles. This truck is being maintained by my good friend and mechanic Tony at Glendora Auto. 676 E. San Bernardino Road, Covina CA 91723. 626-331-3100. You need an honest mechanic if you want your truck to last!!!