Saab 9000 can't deal with the Nurburgring

This is a few clips of footage put together showing the death of my Saab 9000 engine. Breakdown company wouldn't bring the car home due to it being worth less than the cost of transporting it. So I drove it as far as it would go, a mere 40 miles, and then we towed it behind my mates BMW to the ferry terminal in Dunkerque. Once in Dover I got a rental car home and the break down company brought the Saab home a few days later.

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Cheapest performance car for under $5K - Saab 9000 track proven
Why a Saab 9000? I started this project when a 19 years old mate of mine asked what beater to buy for under AUD$5K so that he can practice track driving later. Since $5K is the total budget, there are only limited choices available to a provisional licence driver in Australia. Since not many people understand about Saab 9000 Aero therefore I decided to make a demo. Saab had well over engineered this car at the time with its engine capable to handle 500hp without touching internal parts. Standard goodies include large Intercooler, BOV & oil cooler. Here is the spec & cost summary: Saab 9000 Aero, 225hp turbo FWD, 5speed $3000 Bridgestone used RE002 tyres on stock 16" wheels $300 Koni adjustable shocks and unknown springs used $450 Stage 1 ECU $150 High flow cat installed $450 Yellowstuff brakepads $200 Oil change, hoses and labour $450 Total $5,000 Driven 45+ fun laps and the Saab 9000 is still fine, no mechanical issue whatsoever. No LSD or seat support is a pain though, gave my arms and abs a good workout. This car is quirky and need to source parts from UK, at least it shows you can still have fun with a relatively low budget. Thank you to JDM Yard for organising this great event @ Wakefield Park Also thank you to Proworks Automotive for helping me out with this build Other cars attended the day included Honda Civic, Integra, S2000, Nissan S13 , S14 & S15, Mitsubishi Evo 6 & 7 and Mazda MX5





BWM VS SAAB 9000 DRAG RACE 0 - 200 km/h
BWM VS SAAB 9000 DRAG RACE 0 - 200 km/h





Saab 9000 Turbo Standing mile halli 2013
Slow shifting because bad gearbox. 1600m/1mile/254 km/h.




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