Drive It! took a real rarity onto the race track: a front-wheel-drive Saab 900 turbo boasting 300 horsepower with a peak torque of 500 Nm. This Saab is a real competition car. Trimmed down to a weight of around one ton it can feel at home on any circuit. Amateur racing driver Nico Gasparatos shows what the Saab can do.
Vintage: Citroen SM | drive it
When the Citroen SM was first presented in 1970, it looked like a car from a different planet. No carmaker had ever built a mass-production vehicle with such striking lines or aerodynamic contours. And the 170hp Maserati engine under its hood rocketed the SM to 225 km/h. Georg Johannes from Düsseldorf is a big fan of the model.His 1971 SM has 250,000 km on the odometer, and he still takes it touring.
Vintage -- the Peugeot 403 convertible | drive it
The Peugeot 403 convertible made its debut at the 1956 Paris Motor Show.Visitors were overwhelmed by its marriage of Italian class with French elegance. The body styling was done by the legendary experts at Pininfarina. Typical for the pontoon form were the bulge on the hood and the suggestion of fins at the rear with the vertical rear lights. In total some 1.2 million Peugeot 403s were built --- although only 2,000 of them were convertibles. Probably the most famous one was the car driven by Peter Falk in his role as lieutenant Columbo.
vintage: Autobianchi A112 | drive it
Small, cute and agile - those are the attributes that helped the Autobianchi A112 lay the groundwork for a new model segment.When it was introduced in the fall of 1969, car lovers got more than just an Italian version of Britain's Mini. Produced by Fiat subsidiary Autobianchi, the A112 was the first truly driveable supermini. We hit the road with an A112 with a 44 horse power, transversely mounted four-cylinder engine.
Vintage - The Alfa Romeo Montreal | drive it
1966 marked the dawn of the story of the unique Alfa Montreal.Its makers demanded only one thing of the 200 horsepower 8-cylinder beast: to showcase what Alfa was capable of. Its racing chassis was borrowed from the 33 and first had to be tamed for regular roads. Ulrich Pfeiffer has been living the Alfa Montreal dream since 1972. He is one of just 187 registered owners of the cult car.
Wheeler Dealers SAAB 900 Turbo Del 5
Den professionella bilhandlaren Mike Brewer har en budget på ett par tusen pund och hans uppgift är att hitta en begagnad bil med lite skavanker på. Som sedan hans topp mekaniker Ed China fixar till topp skick, och sedan säljs bilen med förhoppningen att tjäna lite pengar på jobbet. I detta avsnittet renoverar de en SAAB 900 turbo.
Fatal high speed police chase - Unmarked SAAB 9-5 Aero vs Kawasaki ZX-10R *Translated*
***EDIT This video doesn´t show the crash! At 47:57 the chopper report the bike has wrecked. There is no pics of the bike after the crash in this video. Subtitles is only availible first 20 minutes.
This guy did only have license to drive cars, caught riding a bike can result in a 6 month ban. Speeding at 81 km/h over the limit (and more) will revoke your license for 8 month. Bottom line, many riders going fast on 1000cc sportbikes will run. Choppers are used rarely to catch speeders***
A Kawasaki ZX-10R fly by an unmarked SAAB. The biker has no mirrors and ain´t aware of he is being followed by the police.
At 14.30 the bike starts to pick up the pace.
At 17.10 he looks back and guns it. Soon he is gone and this unit doesn´t have the bike insight again. Although the bike is far away this unit continues to chase him for 30 minutes. More than 20 unites including a chopper were involved in this chase.
A heating debate started in Sweden if police acting appropriate due to the fact this was only a traffic violation. The biker died in the end when he slammed into a road barrier, the passenger didn´t suffer any injuries. The rider was just a regular chap going out for a ride on his ZX-10R equipped with a Racefit Growler
Nothing happens in the last 20 minutes, just radio traffic
Turbo Saab 900 B202 engine sound, loud Turbo spool or whine
I ported and half polished this cast manifold and sprayed it with a ceramic coating on the inside and on the outside for better thermal insulation.
The old 5 bolt flange plate is a nightmare and slows the turbo down way to much, its not the cast collar like everybody thinks is the problem, its the small port that creates back pressure and reduces Exhaust velocity.
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.
Saab 900 classic, Turbo, CV, cabrio, convertible, GT
This is a tribute to the Saab 900 classic. Look how the couple enjoy's driving and pleasing the real Saab lover!
This video of 2,5 minutes is a tribute to one of the most beautiful cars there is: the Saab 900 classic. In this little video you'll see a couple: the black Saab 900 CV (cabrio) full turbo (205 PK/horsepower) from 1992 and the black Saab full turbo GT from 1993.
The Saab GT is very rare; there are not much GT's left.