Its possible that as a SAAB owner you’d be unfamiliar with Mighty Car Mods and Online DIY Auto show focusing mainly on JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) import vehicles. However, they’re become YouTube Famous with over 3,000,000 channel views. In a challenge set by creators Marty and MOOG they have to each purchase a turbo’ed car for under $3000 AUD that is manual and turbo. It also must be a car that they’ve never owned before.
The SAAB 900 Turbo Coupe is MOOG’s car which he purchased from a guy from Byron Bay, 11 hours away. MOOG paid $2700 for this almost mint condition beauty. In the coming episodes he’ll be modding it to see and then racing is against a Mitsubishi Lancer MR which has been modded with a turbo. In my opinion the lancer doesn’t stand a chance.
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Top Gear (UK) had a great programme on the TV tonight which featured 50 years of “Bond Cars”
Richard was the host and he mentioned cars from both the books and the films, sadly he missed one out, well more than one, but one that is special to us here at SU.
The Saab 900 Turbo stared in three novels and was a personal car of Bonds and not one from the brilliant Q.
In 1982 Saab constructed a real version of the 900 Turbo with the gadgets exactly as described in License Renewed. This 900 included a specially developed turbo changed engine with water injection, increasing the power to 240 BHP from 2000cc and the car launched from 0 – 60 Mph in less than 7 seconds. Martin Lyons from Cardif remembers having it at a dealership he once worked in and remembers the inch thick glass windows.