This weeks SOTW comes from Dr.Os here in the UK, at first glance a 9-3 Aero but as you can see from the picture there are a few differences and they don’t stop there. Read Os’s words below.
The car is a Saab 9-3 Aero Sports Saloon 2003 model. It has enjoyed only the one owner since new. The performance and visual creations of the car started off in 2007 with a Saab City dealership T9 upgrade package.
Since 2007, the car has undergone a complete and extensive metamorphoses, from the factory produced variant into what I lovingly refer to as “The Beast”.
With the help of a truly dedicated team of engineers lead by the Neo Brothers based in the UK, the team have continued to stretch the boundaries of technical innovations as the car continues to evolve with the future very much in mind.
In its current guise, the car is running well in excess of 400 BHP with an additional 150 BHP (Jetted at 100 BHP) computer controlled nitrous oxide injection system. At the heart of the car is a 2 litre 4 cylinder special race prepared engine coupled to a five speed automatic gearbox.
As part of the engine performance, there is also installed a MapTun equal length tubular manifold system; which in turn couples up to a full 3 inch stainless steel bespoke exhaust system created by the legendary Simpson Race exhausts.
The handling side of things is taken care of by a full set of MapTun adjustable coilovers, bespoke front strut brace, additional strengthening braces and a full complement of Powerflex polyurethane bushes for both suspension components, engine and gearbox.
Stopping power is taken care off by MapTun’s 360mm floating front disc arrangement with their renowned six pot brake callipers. Both internally and externally, the car benefits from a full bespoke custom collection of one off carbon fibre trim enhancements, this starts from the rear air diffuser and continues right through to the front grill surround.
I have added a few more pictures to Flickr for you to look at. https://www.flickr.com/photos/trollpowersaab/sets/72157626596402165/