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.
More or less completely stripped of carpet, door cards, etc. Auxillary boost pressure gauge. Six point roll cage. Sparco Evo 2 plus glas fibre seat and six point harness (retracting three point seat belt on the street) for the driver. Original seat and retracting three point seat belt for the passenger.
Bluetooth headphones connected to my mobile phone.