SAAB 9000 2.3 turbo, 40to160km/h. "first miles" fun...
some of the "first miles" with the SAAB 9000 2.3turbo bought recently by a mate (guy from the Corsa "last miles" vid). he got it for a very nice price, & car is in good condition. not full power accelerations in the vid, thats for part 2.... aHARDKORproduction
Saab 9000 funny drift
Saab 9000 drifting on metal plates. Great fun with front wheel drive car.
Cheapest performance car for under $5K - Saab 9000 track proven
Why a Saab 9000? I started this project when a 19 years old mate of mine asked what beater to buy for under AUD$5K so that he can practice track driving later. Since $5K is the total budget, there are only limited choices available to a provisional licence driver in Australia. Since not many people understand about Saab 9000 Aero therefore I decided to make a demo. Saab had well over engineered this car at the time with its engine capable to handle 500hp without touching internal parts. Standard goodies include large Intercooler, BOV & oil cooler. Here is the spec & cost summary: Saab 9000 Aero, 225hp turbo FWD, 5speed $3000 Bridgestone used RE002 tyres on stock 16" wheels $300 Koni adjustable shocks and unknown springs used $450 Stage 1 ECU $150 High flow cat installed $450 Yellowstuff brakepads $200 Oil change, hoses and labour $450 Total $5,000 Driven 45+ fun laps and the Saab 9000 is still fine, no mechanical issue whatsoever. No LSD or seat support is a pain though, gave my arms and abs a good workout. This car is quirky and need to source parts from UK, at least it shows you can still have fun with a relatively low budget. Thank you to JDM Yard for organising this great event @ Wakefield Park Also thank you to Proworks Automotive for helping me out with this build Other cars attended the day included Honda Civic, Integra, S2000, Nissan S13 , S14 & S15, Mitsubishi Evo 6 & 7 and Mazda MX5
saab 9000, 2.3 Turbo chasing BMW M5
A saab 9000 2,3 turbo, 1996 yearmodel (200 hp), chasing an BMW M5 2006 yearmodel (507 hp). Notice that at the end of the video, the saab goes 200km/h in 4th gear, while the BMW probably goes in 5th gear and is still disappearing. :)