This is my track-day car. It's an 1984 Saab 99 GL from the beginning. When I bought it, it had already been converted to the later Saab og900 suspension. Over the years I've put in a T16 turbo-engine from an og900, gutted the interior, put in a roll cage, stiffened up the suspension and more.
Apart from a track-day car it's also a country/back road flyer, and that is half the fun with the car - to be able to do some spirited driving and drive it under its own power from track to track. For the foreseeable future I will just maintain its current status as a fun un-complicated week-end car. However, thoughts of more power and a ground-up restoration do exists. And as it is my for-ever-car that will probably happen in some form, some day...
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Original B202, in-line four cylinder, 2,0 liters, from Saab 900s 1991. Engine management and turbo charger from Saab 900 turbo 1990. Full 3 inch exhaust system with racing catalytic converter and 3,5 inch tail pipe.
Power & Torque
Original 160hk / 260Nm.
Original 5-speed gearbox from Saab 900. Drive shafts and CV joints from Saab 90 1987.
Front uprights and complete rear axle from Saab 900 1992. Original anti-roll bar in the rear and no anti-roll bar in the front. Mostly polyuretane and some nylon bushings. One-way adjustable AVO shock absorbers. Lesjöfors/ Kilen lowering springs.
General: EBC grooved discs. Steel braided lines. Original Saab 99 master cylinder and vacuum servo.
Front: Saab 9000 turbo calipers. Carbotech XP8 pads. Home made brake cooling.
Rear: Saab 900/9000 calipers. EBC RedStuff pads.
Tires & rims
Track day: Nankang NS-2R 195/50 R16 tires on Saab 9000 16x6,5" cross-spoke rims.
Street: GoodYear Efficient Grip Performance 185/65 R15 tires on Saab 9000 A50 rims.
General: More or less completely stripped of carpet, door cards, etc. Auxillary boost pressure gauge. Six point roll cage.
Driver: Sparco Evo 2+ glas fibre seat and six point harness (retracting three point seat belt on the street).
Passenger: Original seat and retracting three point seat belt.
Bluetooth headphones connected to my mobile phone.