saabflight tuned Saab 9000 Aero - a tribute
A tribute to my Saab 9000 Aero 'Babe' the Tarmac Terrorist. We've been through alot in the 6 years i've owned her, hope the next 6 years are just as fun hehe.
I do not own the music and no copyright has been infringed
~ 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
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.
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.