~ 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.
Volvo S60R AWD 300HP vs Saab 9-5 Aero Abbott 300HP 80-250+ Acceleration
Saab launches with traction control on but S60R naturally launches much
better with the help of AWD. With better torque and less power loss on the
wheels against S60Rs AWD system, Saab with Abbott ECU just kills S60R until
220 kmh. Then R comes back into play again. This Volvo was my new purchase
to replace the Saab 9-5 Wagon but I kept the Saab instead. My plans to make
R faster was abandoned after
reading some issues with the angle gear weakness issues and Volvo never
addressed this expensive fix.
Volvo: 2004 S60R Stock power of 300HP/350NM
Saab: 2005 9-5 Aero Stg3 tuned to 300HP/400NM
Modification List: ECU by Abbott Racing Delta (original power 250HP/350NM),
FMIC, 3" DP, 3" Exhaust with no cat,
forged pistons, big intake, dump valve.