~ 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 9-3 Viggen
1999 SAAB 9-3 Viggen (2.3 ltr turbo)
with 3" JT cat-back Exhaust and
Saabflight ECU. Power gains achieved without increasing base-Boost above standard.
These third and fourth gear pullaways were recorded on a private facility
(the limited length of which constrained the speeds reached)
0.38 'g' achieved in third gear.
NB. UK spec vehicle so speedometer reads in miles per hour.
Saab 9-3 sets new standing mile record for Saab 308km/h 191.4mph
In car video of record run. Contest 1700m trap 5.9.2009. Official result
312km/h / 193.9mph@1700m
2.0L 4 cylinder on Boost only. No Nitrous, on gasoline. Engine internals with
saab original parts (pistons, rods, etc).
0-100km/h 6s 0-200km/h 12.6s 0-300km/h 27s 100-200km/h 6.7s 150-250km/h
8.6s 200-300km/h 14.3s 200-250km/h 5.2s 250-300km/h 9.1s 402m 13.04s @
206km/h 1000m 276km/