Monday, November 18, 2013 by Jafo | Discussion: Life, the Universe and Everything
Terry named this 'Sabrina' .... bit of a play on words, I expect.
2007 SAAB 9-3 Aero Cabriolet.
Price was too good to refuse, being 70k AUD off the '07 listed price.
Quaintly...although SAAB is Swedish....this one's German...and the Engine was made in Port Melbourne [Australia] just a 'couple of miles down the road' from me.
Fitted with a Hirsch performance chip the 2.8l V6 Turbo Intercooled produces 202kw [276 hp] at 5670 rpm - or 90% of the 400 nm of torque from 1600 rpm onwards. They typically don't 'rate' in pursuits such as 0 to 60 times as the first 2 gears of 6 are torque-limited to protect the transmission from ...er .... abuse.
SAAB's are massively underrated and/or overlooked by people looking for performance motoring - and more fool them....keeps their prices down...
For the best-of-both-worlds we've kept 'Natasha' - the '91 SAAB 9000 Turbo [a Giugiaro design] too as it does seat 5 and with a hatchback it can carry all the 'crap' needed when loaded up with 4 Race Officials heading off to the GrandsPrix, etc...
What's your ride? ....
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