Getaway in Stockholm Test: Saab 9-3 Turbo

Saab 93 2.5 GT turbo 1/4 mile 11.01 sec @ 226km/h GIS Factor 80%

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Moms reaction to Saab 9-5 Aero with HX35 turbo.
After finishing a huge turbo upgrade on his Saab 9-5 Aero we take his mom for a little ride

~ 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. -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.

1996 SAAB 900 Turbo - 174mph standing mile
Brian's SAAB at the Texas Mile. March, 2013. VIDEO PRODUCED BY GEARHEAD FLICKS

Getaway in Stockholm Test: Pontiac Le Mans
Pontiac Le Mans 650hp + 300hp nitro Top Speed 228km/h 0-200 8 sec 0-100 2.5 sec 1/4 mile 9.32 sec @ 228km/h GIS Factor 52%