1999 Saab 9-3 Viggen Review
Ian Royle takes the 1999 turbo charged
Saab 9-3 Viggen for a test drive on the streets of Monaco, to see what
performance improvements the turbo
charger has made and how it is to drive in general.
~ 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 Timing Belt Replacement (9-5 Arc 3.0T V6 Belts, Pulleys, Tensioner & Water Pump) FCP Euro
http://www.fcpeuro.com/Saab-parts/ ► We're back with Mike from M&M Motors
in Clinton, CT to complete another timing belt/water pump job. This time
it's on a 2002 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0T V6 turbo. As always leave a comment if you have any
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Saab Timing Belt Kit (9-5 900 9000) - Continental TB285K2
Saab Water Pump (9-5 900 9000) - Hepu P608
Saab Alternator Drive Belt (9-5) - Continental 4899555
Nordic Viggen E85 Traction limited 450hp
Nordic tuned Saab Viggen E85 Traction limited 450hp (Open Diff) Downpipe
dumped for playing. GenuineSaab.com
Update Fall -09 Runs 12.4 in the 1/4 on slicks with the smaller Gt2871 turbo and conservative street driving tune!