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.
~ 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
Turbo Saab 900 B202 engine sound, loud Turbo spool or whine
I ported and half polished this cast manifold and sprayed it with a ceramic coating on the inside and on the outside for better thermal insulation.
The old 5 bolt flange plate is a nightmare and slows the turbo down way to much, its not the cast collar like everybody thinks is the problem, its the small port that creates back pressure and reduces Exhaust velocity.
Saab 900 Turbo 8 1984: Redémarrage...
Saab 900 en restauration.
Après réfection des trains roulants et traque de la rouille, le moteur a repris place dans une baie rénovée...
Une première étape franchie dans la restauration de cette merveilleuse Saab!
SAAB 900 turbo T16
Ma saab 99 turbo T16 AERO après le polish. Cliquez ici pour voir des images et en savoir plus : http://www.aroots.org/SAAB-900.html
My 900 SAAB turbo. Click here for further informations : http://www.aroots.org/SAAB-900.html
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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