IMPORTANT NEWS: National Electric Vehicle Sweden has agreed to buy the assets of Saab Automobile and the sale is expected to be finalized during the summer.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Saab 9-3 Viggen - Stealth Fighter

It is weekend and I am sure the people at Saab who are engaged in preparing the appeal for the court are working like heroes.

Eurotuner has taken a look at another hero of Trollhättan, the Saab 9-3 Viggen. They have had a talk with a happy Viggen owner and found out just what he has done with the car to make it a real stealth fighter. And here is some of what they write.

Although many enthusiasts may dismiss Saab as quirky or undeserving of serious respect, take one ride in John Aldridge’s ’00 Viggen and its fighter jet roots become immediately apparent.
“I wanted a car that was different and unassuming, but equally unique and a little quirky: a bit like myself,” Aldridge said. “When I started looking into the Saab engineering I had to have one, especially a Viggen,” he added.
“These cars respond well to mods, and you can easily make unbelievable power,” Aldridge said. “Some people are making over 700whp on mostly stock internals,” he added.
“With 400hp at the wheels, it can be a handful at times,” he chuckled. “So I added a Taliaferro six-point subframe brace and steering-rack brace that transformed the car,” Aldridge said.
As for the next time you dismiss a modded Saab as unworthy, perhaps you’ll think twice. After all, just ask Aldridge how many assumptions he’s added to his kill-list.

If you want to learn more about his Viggen, then check out Eurotuner.