Abbott Racing 3" Exhaust on Saab 9-3 Viggen
My attempt at recording what an Abbott Racing 3" Exhaust sounds like on a 1999 Saab 9-3 Viggen. You hear the car start up, then the video switches to a bumper mounted angle for some real road audio.
It is the full 3" system from the turbo back.
Poor tools make for a fairly mediocre recording job unfortunately. Shot using a Sony Cyber-Shot digital camera combined with an Apple iPhone with suction mount attached to the bumper..... doesn't really make for a good quality audio recording. The iPhone just cannot handle the brutality :-)
Enjoy... the best I can do for now.
Thunderhill 12 laps in Saab 9-3 Viggen Turbo -- 10 Dec 2010 (helmetcam)
T.E.A.M. Racing at Thunderhill Raceway Park on 10 Dec 2010. This is Group B session 4.
But I'm not driving, instead riding shotgun in a faster driver's car. I was about the slowest driver in B group so he let me ride with him to learn how to drive a faster lap. This car is a 2002 Saab 9-3 Viggen turbo on Dunlop Direeza Star Spec tires. Big thanks to the driver for letting me ride along; my extra weight probably cost him 5 seconds in lap time! His YouTube username is jgejerrit and his YouTube channel is here: http://www.youtube.com/user/jgejerrit
Filmed with GoPro Hero (normal, not HD) mounted on my helmet.
More info about T.E.A.M. racing here:
Lap times (based on video timecodes)
Lap 1 -- 2:39 (warm up)
Lap 2 -- 2:26
Lap 3 -- 2:26
Lap 4 -- 2:26
Lap 5 -- 2:24
Lap 6 -- 2:25
Lap 7 -- 2:28
Lap 8 -- 2:25
Lap 9 -- 2:29
Lap 10 -- 2:28
Lap 11 -- 2:27
Lap 12 -- 2:43 (cool down lap)
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
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.
9.3 VIGGEN No.: 9/30 2700Km! AbbottRacing ON SALE
My 2000 Saab 9-3 Viggen limited series no.9 of 30
The engine is fully built with forged internals.
ABBOTT RACING: intake pipe, delivery pipe, Dump Valve, Hybrid TD04 turbochargher with ceramic bearings, 3'' stainless steel Exhaust with racecat (excluding the final silencer), Koni suspensions with specific Abbott springs, cams,ECU, modified and relocated intake pipe.
ENGINE: Fully built from a 2005 250hp B235R, Wossner forged pistons (coated), H beam forged rods, special bearing and bushings, balanced and calibrated pistons-rods-stroker, reinforced headbolts, metallic gaskets, plasma coated block.
New waterpump, pulley and belt tensioner, upgraded power steering, reinforced engine/transmission mounts.
Upgraded clutch wit a carboceramic, new flywheel, upgraded and reinforced transmission internals.
The car have a GPS with Traffic Service, GSM/GPRS/WAP, with a Becker Online Pro, Kef&Kenwood hi.hend speakers.
AEM UEGO AFR LAMBDA READER, turbo gauge, BIXENON HEADLIGHTS....
All sensors, solenoids etc. has ben changed when the work was done (May 2009)
about 20k euros in work and components ONLY !