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    Worlds fastest SAAB?

    Does any of you know if there is a SAAB anywere in the world that has done the quarter mile in less than 10.88 seconds?
    Robert Uhr at Nordic Uhr here in Sweden drove 10.88 a couple of weeks ago and had a top speed at 142 mph!
    You can watch the car here:
    http://nordictuning.com/specialproje..._9-3_2.5t.html
    They haven't had the time to update the site with the new results yet.

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    Re: Worlds fastest SAAB?

    It probably is the world's fastest street legal Saab. But I'd wager the 750+ hp hillclimb car would be more than a match. Then again, the only thing Saab in that car is the engine.

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    That's the thing about so much of this. I'm quite keen to keep as much of my Saab as I can. When you start tuning this way it might as well be any car and with that in mind why not do the work on something lightweight or purpose built.

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    Re: Worlds fastest SAAB?

    WRC cars are among the fastest vehicles in the world, and are all modified stock chassis.

    The cost of a purpose built lightweight chassis can sometimes be more than the cost of a modified stock one, which can be nearly as quick.

    I agree about keeping as much as my Saab as I can. But were I to make a purpose built racecar-for the road, I'd still use a Saab engine. There are few powerplants of similar weight that are as well built, and fewer still with the Ion Sensing Trionic Engine management system.

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    Re: Worlds fastest SAAB?

    Where did they get the 6 speed tranny from?

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    Re: Worlds fastest SAAB?

    Prodrive I believe. It's a 6 speed AWD setup with Electronically controlled differentials.

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    Re: Worlds fastest SAAB?

    really? I watched some of the videos and it looks as if the front wheels are spinning. Where can you get that tranny?

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    Prodrive in Banbury, circa 30,000 worth of kit but it is very very cool. Getting too much oversteer on a loose surface dial some more power to the front, running on Tarmac rather than gravel setup torque biasing based on lateral G and it'll bias power through corners to give you a touch of oversteer/understeer at the correct point on the way to/from the apex.

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    Re: Worlds fastest SAAB?

    I thought you meant the Hillclimb Viggen.

    IIRC Nordic's 6 speed is from one of the newer Saabs?

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    Re: Worlds fastest SAAB?

    How about that aero kit, looks sweet doesnt it? Is that available for purchase?

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    I also think a similar 9-3 is also used for European Ralyycross, or it certainly was used by Per Eklund.

    Certainly Rallycross cars at one point were the fastest accelerating motorsport vehicles this side of pure drag cars. 0-100 circa 4 seconds !

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    Re: Worlds fastest SAAB?

    It was the same car. After winning the Euro rally it was converted for the Hillclimb.

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    Originally posted by Adrian W:
    [qb]* * *I thought you meant the Hillclimb Viggen.

    IIRC Nordic's 6 speed is from one of the newer Saabs?

    Dubbya~ [/qb][/b]
    It a six speed qulify box with strait cut gears.

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    Re: Worlds fastest SAAB?

    Originally posted by Adrian W:
    [qb]It was the same car. *After winning the Euro rally it was converted for the Hillclimb. [/qb][/b]
    I'm 99% sure the Pikes Peak car was a new build especially for the event and not a conversion/rebuild from one of Per's Rallycross cars.
    IIRC the Hillclimb car was finacially sanctioned by the Saab AB board after Per had won the Euro RallyX championship, so in effect to all intents it's a 'works' car with company sponsors, whereas the Rallycross cars are Per's and built from personal sponsorship.

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    I do remember reading a magazine article a few years back, which pictured both the rallycross car and the pikes peak car.

    I am pretty sure the rallycross car was considerably lighter than the other, but less powerful, as I believe it ran a restictor to conform with the regs.

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