This is a video from the first testing of the SAAB 9-3 sportsedan that is meant to be run in the Swedish Touringcar Championship(STCC). It was captured during a test session in the 17th of june at Karlskoga motorstadion. The car was first shown at Mantorp park during the 2008 final.
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
STCC Gelleråsen 2001 Janne Flash Nilsson Roberto Colciago incident
The famous incident in the pits between Janne Flash Nilsson and Roberto
Colciago after the race at Gelleråsen in the STCC season 2001. Footage
from SVT Race.
Read Janne Flash Nilssons comments about the incident here (in Swedish)
Saab 9-3 ESP In Action
This video shows just how effective the Saab Electronic Stability Program
is on the 2003 and newer 9-3 models.
The video is in Swedish, but basically the first part is with the ESP off
and the next is with it on.
~ 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.
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STCC 1997 Season Review
Short season review from the 1997 STCC season. First season for Mattias
Ekström in the black Volvo 850, battling with Flash Nilsson's 850, Thomas
Johansson and Peggen Anderssons BMW's amongs many more.
2013 STCC season opener at Knutstorp with Volvo Polestar Racing
Thed Björk secured the first victory of the year for Volvo Polestar Racing
in the STCC premiere at Knutstorp in the south of Sweden.
"A wonderful victory! The balance of the car was so good in the second
race, a big thanks to the team and what a great start to the season," said