Saab 9-3 sets new standing mile record for Saab 311km/h 193.25mph
In car video of record run. Contest 1700m trap 4.9.2010. Official result 313km/h / 194.5mph@1700m 2.0L 4 cylinder on Boost only. No Nitrous, on gasoline. Engine internals with saab original parts (pistons, rods, etc).
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.
Extreeme Saab Turbo
~ 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