~ 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.
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.
2008 SAAB 9-3 PERFORMANCE REVOLUTION
This is my first video and I did this on Windows Movie Maker. I have
been following the launch of the 2008 SAAB 9-3. To learn more about the
SAAB PERFORMANCE REVOLUTION, go to the following web addresses:
www.saabcentral.com OR www.trollhattansaab.net OR www.saab.com
SAAB Crash Test
50% offset frontal impact
120 km/h (75 mph) closing speed
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
Crash Test 2003 - 2009 Saab 9-3 (Frontal Offset Test) IIHS
2009 Top Safety Pick 2009 Saab 9-3 (4-door sedan and wagon models): good
performance in front, side, and rear tests and standard electronic
FRONTAL OFFSET TEST
OVERALL EVALUATION: Good
Structure/safety cage Injury measures Restraints/dummy kinematics
Head/neck Chest Leg/foot, left Leg/foot, right
Good Good Good Good Good Good
Important: Frontal crash test ratings can be compared only among vehicles
of similar weight.
The Saab 9-3 was redesigned for the 2003 model year.
The frontal offset crash test ratings also apply to the station wagon
version of the 9-3, known as the SportCombi, beginning with its
introduction in the 2006 model year.
Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement was well controlled. The
side curtain airbags deployed, as intended by Saab (even for frontal
impacts). After the dummy moved forward into the frontal airbag, its head
brushed the side airbag and its fabric cover. The dummy continued to
rebound into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure
that could cause injury.
Injury measures — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of
any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.
Aero vs 335i
This is some cruising on autobahn, A7, Filmed from a SAAB 9-3 Sportsedan
Aero, 2,8l V6 turbo with 280hp and 350Nm
of torque. Duelling the stronger BMW 335i coupe with a inline 6 3.0l twin
turbo with 306hp and 400Nm of torque.
Even though the BMW is much stronger the SAAB has no problem keeping up
with the more expensive BMW.