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I know this can go on forever but I had a few pics I thought I would "share" .. Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image


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From Turbonines

1987 Saab 9000 Turbo "Talladega - The Long Run"

Saab and Talladega Motor Speedway go together like. . . actually, they don't really go together at all, one being a quirky Swedish car brand with limited racing history and the other, a NASCAR Superspeedway known for big American muscle and a Will Ferrell comedy. But in the fall of 1986, the two came together and this car was in the spotlight.
The 9000, a bigger and more luxurious car than the 900, was such a huge engineering project at the time that Saab teamed up with Fiat, who would sell its own versions of the car as Lancias, Fiats, and Alfa Romeos. It had a Saab look and a Saab 16-valve turbo engine, but the new model instantly drew some speculation about durability. That's the drawback of partnering up with any Italians.

To prove that the 9000 was indeed a Saab, rather than an Alfa in reliable car clothing, the company had the Federation Internationale de L'Automobile randomly snatch three 9000s off the Swedish assembly line. The cars were then taken to Talladega to be driven non-stop to 12 international and world speed records. The fastest-running car averaged 132 mph and recorded 60,000 miles on the odometer. That's three trips around the world or five times the average live expectancy of an eighties-era Alfa Romeo. All three cars finished the record run (read: PR stunt) and each was driven off to a museum. In addition to this car, the other two live at the Talladega Motor Speedway Museum and the Saab AB Museum in Trollhattan.

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1997 Saab 900 SE "Talladega Challenge"

In 1996, Saab's love affair with Talladega Motor Speedway was revived, the company not being totally satisfied with the exposure the NG 900 received for racing to the top of Colorado two years earlier. In late October, the car you see here completed 25,000 miles at an average speed of 140 mph, smashing the 9000's decade-old record. Exhaust temperatures passed 1800 degrees and the Garrett turbochargers of all six cars continued to spin at insane speeds for the entire distance around the equator. Again, Saab put its newest and finest up against incredible odds and again, the cars passed with flying colors.

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More on Talladega from Hemmings
http://www.hemmings.com/hsx/stories/2009/10/01/hmn_feature8.html

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rest: http://saabworld.net/f102/per-eklund-pikes-peak-magazine-article-838/

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Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:21 am
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Awesome post! :) Thanks

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thank you puma


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more gm saab


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that pikes peak car is impressive ... stock block and timing chain with 32psi of boost (with a shift at 10,500 rpm's .. crazy)


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