WRC 1000 Lakes Rally 1973 review - Part 2 of 2
Classic review of the rally of thousand jumps and stories - the 1000 Lakes
Rally 1973 which was the 8th round of the World Rally Championship season.
~ 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.
Limousine Challenge Part 1 - Top Gear - BBC
The boys have been tasked with building their own limousines out of
existing cars. Jeremy chooses the 1993 Fiat Panda, James a Saab 9000 (and
an Alfa Romeo 164) and Richard a MGF. After making their cars a lot longer
they must face paintball gun attacks and the all dreaded 3 point turn
challenge. Will any of them stay in one piece?
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Volvo 240 + Saab 900 Turbo Rally cars in action
Some footage with old scandinavian rally cars @ Storndorf Rallyesprint. Not
the fastest track, but most of all the Volvo was fun to watch.
Volvo fans can download the highquality file here:
Saab 900 turbo on the Stelvio Pass
On August 15th 2010, we drove a MY84 Saab 900 T16 and a MY88 Saab 900 Aero
up and over the Stelvio Pass; also formally known as the 'best driving road
in the world' (Jeremy Clarkson - Top Gear). Besides the fact that we had to
cope with rain, hail and the occasional campervan, it was a delight and the
best day ever spent in an old Saab.
Yes, You Can Build a Sick Vintage Rally Car - AFTER/DRIVE
Ever wanted to go back in time, when screaming two-stroke Saabs were the
kings of rally? Find out how you can, with Bruce Turk, Saab jedi-master and
vintage rally dude.
On the car's specs Bruce adds: "It now has a 850cc three cylinder two
stroke motor that started life as a 750cc but the block was bored out to
850cc. It has Monte Carlo 850 pistons, a GT 750 crank shaft, a dual Solex
"Super kit Carb, lightened flywheel, heavy duty clutch (extra springs
added) fully ported intake and Exhaust
ports to rally spec II specifications and a Spec II rally 4 speed Saab gear
box which is very rare I might add... Oh, estimated HP is 60 BHP"
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SoundRacer V12 in SAAB 9-5 on racetrack
Charlotte Haegermark, Driver, Swedish National Karting Team, tests the new
SAAB 9-5 on Göteborgs GokartCenter track and the genuine Ferrari V12
engine sound of the SoundRacer http://www.soundracer.se/?p=98&p2=504 makes
her driving pleasure even more exciting! Note! The engine sounds in this
video are real SoundRacer V12 and SAAB 9-5 Aero turbo BioPower, recorded by the video camera. No
sounds are added but some exterior clip are edited into interior recording,
actually, the SoundRacer sound is only heard inside the car, through the
car stereo speakers.