RAF Marham Apr 13 Ford Focus ST v Saab 9000 Aero
One of the RAF Marham marshals came out in his Focus and shot past us, so
took it easy until the oil temp got warm and then wound it up....he then
thrashed his car to the limit to try and keep up....we cruised along the
back straight just teasingly in sight. He'd underestimated a tatty old
Saab!! He came over afterwards for a good chat and admitted he didn't
realise what our car was capable of....his engine bay for covered in oil as
he ragged his engine to the max....felt sorry for him, been there, done
that too! Nice guy too, made it worse!
Saab 9000 1994
Präsentation des Saab 9000 1994. Video der Saab Automobile AB,
New SAAB 9000
Promotional video from 1994
"Top Gear S18E05 History of Saab"
Part of Saab history series
Saab 9000 Turbo - Documentary
The Saab 9000 is a large executive car that was produced by the Swedish
company Saab from 1984 to 1997. Representing the company's foray into the
executive car scene, the 9000 remained in production until it was replaced
by the Saab 9-5 in late 1997.
Saab designed the 9000 as part of the Type Four platform in conjunction
with the Italian automaker Fiat Automobiles. Fiat retailed similar
derivative versions as the more basic Fiat Croma, the luxury-themed Lancia
Thema, and the sports-oriented Alfa Romeo 164. Unlike the 164, which shares
only the chassis, the Croma and Thema are outwardly similar to the 9000. As
such, much of the bodywork appeared interchangeable between the 9000, Croma
and Thema; for example, the doors. However, because Saab fitted heavier
side impact protection they will not fit. Only seven
different parts are actually interchangeable. The 9000's body was
designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro and Saab designer Björn Envall.
Despite being shorter overall than the 900, the 9000 had a longer wheelbase
and greater interior space, and was the first Saab vehicle imported to the
United States to be classed as a "large car" by the EPA.