The last few Carlssons produced in 1992 were capable of cracking 150mph and 0-60mph in under 6 seconds.
That is SO sick!
The subsequent 9000 Aero’s accelerated faster from 50-75mph (Saab’s target due to it being the most common driving range) than any other production car of their time. Yes, any other—that means faster than a Carrera 4 or a Testarossa.
Five distinct versions of Saab-based Quantum vehicles were built. With chassis designed by IBM engineer Walter Kern, each version used water-cooled two-stroke Saab engines. The first three versions were two-seat sports cars; the fourth, a single-seat, open-wheeled race car, sold as a kit. The goal of the Quantum IV kit car was to create an affordable, fast, one-design class of open-wheel racing that would take advantage of the lightweight and prodigious power output of the Saab two-stroke engines. In the Quantum IV, the Saab three-cylinder delivers an estimated 70 horsepower as fitted with three Solex carburetors. It has a four-speed manual transmission, and the Quantum is one of the very few Saabs known with rear-wheel drive. While specific build data is available for the other Quantum cars, there is no hard data for version IV, since the chassis was sold as a kit to would-be racers.
Saw what I believe was one of these for sale in Huntsville AL a few years ago. It was simply called a 1966 (I think, may have been later) Saab. It was on display inside the Space & Rocket Center there for some reason, which seemed odd, but at least it matched the time period of some of the space-age exhibits there.
Saab wheels for sale. Stock 16” wheels from my 2002 9-5. Shown here on my 2000 9-5 as of noon today. Listed with some other stuff at saabcentral. (Yes they’ve been curbed a couple times, as you may be able to tell.)
Wheels - $140
Tires - Kumho Solus P215/55R16’s - $100
Combo, mounted & deflated for shipping - $220
99-01 Saab/Scania center caps shown are also available