Here’s one for the hi-po buffs.
Maptun have broken the 400hp barrier on a T8 tuned Saab 9-3 2.0T. The car is actually a 2005 Saab 9-3 but it’s been updated with 2010 panels and lights for the front and rear.
I love the carbonfibre detail work on the front there, too.
Enough about how it looks, though.
From the Maptun website…..
MapTun Performance is proud to claim the performance crown in T8 tuning – The magical 400 hp limit has now been broken.
The test car, a 2005 9-3 Aero equipped with our Quaife gearbox, reached an impressive 415 bhp and 450 nm of torque in our Rototest facility. A lot of time and effort has been spent fine tuning the software to limit the torque to a level that is suitable for the setup.
The car will be driven to England to participate in a trackday on the redesigned Snetterton Cirquit the first weekend of March. There it will face strong competition from Porsches, Ferraris and other supercars. In other words, a great opportunity to put much more expensive cars to shame. You will be able to follow the whole endeavour on the upcoming Maptun Blog.
It’s good to see Maptun planning for a blog to keep people up to date on the their latest products and achievements. But that aside…..
Performance like this doesn’t come easy. The list of engine changes is considerable….
- Maptun Individual software
- Tubular exhaust manifold
- 630cc injectors
- Maptun IC
- Maptun inlet pipe
- Ferrita downpipe
- JT 3″ catback twinpipe
- Wössner pistons
- Maptun 450 Nm clutch
- Quiafe 6-speed gearkit
And that’s before you get to the cosmetic/aero changes. There are still more changes to come, with upgraded brakes and interior being added to the car soon.
Keep an eye out for that track day video. I think it’s going to be a cracker!