Saab Club of Finland - Talviheikki 2009
Saab Club of Finland displaying a few cars at "Talviheikki 2009" event.
Some footage of setting up and of the cars.
Saab 95 1961, Saab 96 Monte Carlo 1966, Saab 96 V4 1980, Saab 900 Aero
1984, Saab 900 turbo 16 Cabriolet 1986
(Pre-series!), Saab 9000 Aero 1996 (MapTun), Saab 96 Sport 1964 (no
footage), Saab 9-5 Griffin Edition 2009, Saab 9-3 SportCombi 2009 (no
Morris Cooper S vs. Saab 96 V4 Rally
Twee doodnormale auto's zetten in de jaren zestig de internationale
rallywereld op zijn kop. Want tot ieders verbazing bleken Saab en Mini in
de wieg gelegd
voor de rallysport. En de Mini Cooper S viert dit jaar ook nog eens zijn
vijftigste verjaardag op Goodwood. Hij werd immers geboren in 1963,
hetzelfde jaar dat Saab voor de tweede keer op rij de Rally van Monte Carlo
op zijn naam schreef.
~ 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.