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.
101mm TURBO CTS-V - 1200hp Cadillac!!!
This was probably the NUTTIEST car we encountered at the Pikes Peak Air
Strip Attack - this 1170hp 101mm turbo
equipped Cadillac CTS-V was turning heads everywhere it went. Hop into the
passenger seat as we race down the 1/2 mile raceway at over 180 mph!
San Diego STREET RACING
1320Video made a visit down to SoCal to see what kind of badass street cars
roamed the streets at night. A few badass Supras, swapped & turbo'd nissans, GT-R's, Corvettes, twin turbo 350Z, a bike all came out to play on short
notice making for quite a night of street racing!
500-1500hp STREET RACING | Colorado Cash Days!!!
With $1200 at stake, some of Colorado's baddest street cars came out to
battle it out on the streets to see who had what it takes to take home the
CASH at Colorado's Mini Cash Days street race!
Cars entered in the race - $100 buy in per car
- LSx Swapped Nitrous Mazda RX7 FD
- Nitrous Fox Body Mustang
- TWO 550hp 1G Talon DSM
- 650hp Chevy Nova
- 685hp 1G Eclipse / Talon
- 760hp Blown Ford Coupe
- 850hp turbo Pontiac Firebird
- 950hp Nissan GT-R's (TWO)
- 1100hp Fr8train (didn't make the race)
- 1500hp turboCamaro
Violent Drag Racing WRECK - Crazy GoPro Angle
This should be a testament to the suction strength of GoPro suction
mounts... One of the HARDEST racing wrecks we've documented onboard. A bad
turn of events sent Shannon Butler's Procharger F2 SBF Powered Fox Body
into the wall at Chitown's KOTXI, King of the Streets spring race.
C7 Corvette Stingray vs EXOTICS
What happens when you pair up a $50,000 2014 C7 Corvette "baby super car"
against exotics in the $100,000 to $300,000 range? Well, you'll have to
watch and see! Some predictable races, some upsets and surprises!
We appreciate Xtreme Xperience (http://thextremexperience.com) letting us
come out and play around with these cars all day at Mid-America Motorplex
in Pacific Junction, IA
New SAAB 9000
Promotional video from 1994
"Top Gear S18E05 History of Saab"
Part of Saab history series
AMERICA Burnout - Happy 4th of July!!!
The most patriotic guy we know... TRICK shows up with his brand new
Americna Flag tires to burn 'em down to the ground ...with matching pants
to boot! DISCLAIMER - We know Australia does much better burnouts, no need
to point it out for the 413th time :)
Lamborghini AVENTADOR Launch Control & 1/2 Mile Racing!
THE SOUND of this car idling alone is enough to make nearly anyone fall in
love with it, but listen to this Lamborghini Aventador use it's LAUNCH
CONTROL in "Thrust Mode" at the Shift S3ctor Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack
during some 1/2 mile drag racing!
Saab Vs. Mustang GT
2.0 Liter 4cyl VS. 5.0 Liter V8 Mustang GT...can you guess who wins?
Was that a ford power sticker I saw on the back of his car? Oh thats right,
I never saw the back of his car!
~ 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.