~ 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
What Led to the Demise of Saab?
Why doesn't Saab make cars anymore, and what led to their end? This is a question I've been thinking about a lot recently, and I thought I'd throw together a short video trying to give some reasons that led to it. Of course, there are more reasons than the ones I discussed, so leave some additions thoughts you have in the comments below. If you want to see a NEVS video, go ahead a "HULK SMASH" the like button!! As always, thanks for watching :) Outro song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1nE5M9EkgI Merchandise: https://www.redbubble.com/people/AutoAutopsy/shop?asc=u Email: AutoAutopsyYT@gmail.com Instagram: @Auto.Autopsy Twitter: @AutoAutopsyYT