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The Saab 9000 is an executive car that was produced by the Swedish company Saab from 1984 to 1998. Representing the company’s foray into the executive car scene, the 9000 remained in production until it was replaced by the Saab 9-5 in late 1999.

Saab designed the 9000 as part of the Type Four platform in conjunction with the Italian automaker Fiat Automobiles. Fiat retailed similar derivative versions as the more basic Fiat Croma, the luxury-themed Lancia Thema, and the sports-oriented Alfa Romeo 164. Unlike the 164, which shares only the chassis, the Croma and Thema are outwardly similar to the 9000. As such, much of the bodywork appeared interchangeable between the 9000, Croma and Thema; for example, the doors. However, because Saab fitted heavier side impact protection they will not fit.[citation needed] Also the front of the Saab is radically different from the Italian siblings due to the much improved crash protection. Only seven different parts are actually interchangeable.[3] The 9000’s body was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro and Saab designer Björn Envall.

Despite being shorter overall than the 900, the 9000 had a longer wheelbase and greater interior space, and was the first Saab vehicle imported to the United States to be classed as a “large car” by the EPA.

Two Saab 9000 Limousines

Valmet Automotive from Uusikaupunki once had plans for a Saab 9000 limousine, but these were never realized and all they have left are designs, now in Valmet Automotive’s archives. Still, many around the world had the idea that “elongation” Saab 9000, and some of them have succeeded. On numerous Saab forums and websites we can see examples of these Stretched Limousine,
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Saab 9000 – Real Winter Beater

Saab 9000, and other Saab cars of course,, is real Winter Beater, and They’re drive great in the snow, Plus – they look cool even when they’re covered in salt. Most people who drive through a snowy winter just want practicality, traction, a tenacious heater – Saab cars are the best in this role. Of course, it
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Saab 9000 Aero in Taiwanese TV Show

This week in the  Taiwanese television’s TV show presented the Saab 9000 Aero. TVBS show entertains audiences in Taiwan by presenting new and old classic cars, and this week presented the Saab 9000 Aero, Exterior and Interior Features. in the second part of this show presents the history of the Saab company and some of the legends associated with this
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“Talladega – In The Long Run” exhibition is on!

A few days ago we announced the opening of a special exhibition called “Talladega – In The Long Run”  at the Saab Car museum dedicated to the famous projects – two endurance tests at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama, USA (Talladega 1986 and Talladega 1996). To the delight of all Saab fans, the exhibition is now open.
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Upcomming exhibition ”SAAB TURBO – In The Long Run”

In Talladega 1986 and Talladega 1996 projects Saab Automobile performed two endurance tests at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama, USA. This year it is 30 years ago since Saab 9000 were driven in “The Long Run” and 20 years ago since the Saab 900 were driven in the Talladega Challenge. Two world records and also
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Beautiful Saab 9000 AeroRED (340 hp / 420 Nm) from Moscow

This is another remarkable Saab from Moscow, it is 1995 Saab 9000 Aero, the car that his owner called 9000 AeroRED. The name AeroRED comes from the red exterior, but also of the thorough renovation of the interior. To achieve a truly custom, personalized look of Saab, the car owner has hired a interior specialist who made this Saab 9000
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How Saab Trionic improves vehicle emissions

Emissions tests are commonly performed in some regions to try to reduce the carbon footprint of vehicles. Trionic is an engine management system developed by Saab Automobile, consisting of an engine control unit (ECU) that controls 3 engine aspects: Ignition timing, Fuel injection and Acts as a boost controller. Saab Trionic was developed by Saab Automobile back in
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How It’s Made: Saab 9000

The deal was a part of the 1980s co-operation between the Swedish Saab and the Italian Fiat Group, which includes Lancia and Alfa Romeo in addition to Fiat. The partnership also resulted in the ‘Type 4’ project, which provided the common platforms for the Saab 9000, the Lancia Thema, the Fiat Croma and the Alfa
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Saab Inspired Furniture

Most people think of cars simply as modes of transportation, but some decided to turn their Saabs into amazing pieces of unique furniture and home decor. Just remember Saab 9000 armchairs. After you check out these Saab creations, you’ll never look at an good old Saab the same way again. Saab flowerbeds Cars as flowerbeds. Another use for a
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SAAB 9000 Ceramic Exhaust Manifold

After Ceramic Coated Tubular Exhaust Manifold for Saab 9-3 and 9-5, hungarian Saab tuning house A-Z Performance presented Custom made, stainless steel, ceramic coated exhaust manifold for Saab 9000 (T5)! This custom exhaust Manifold Allowing quicker evacuation of exhaust gasses from the cylinders as well as separation of gas flow until reaching the collector, all resulting in a
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1991 Saab 9000 Turbo vs. 2017 Lotus Evora

A big fan of Saab cars, and pround owner of Saab 9000 Turbo, the other day on Facebook uploaded the interesting video (taken from the cockpit of his Saab). As you can see, “the old machine” is still going strong and can compete with the latest supercars (in this case it is the 2017 Lotus
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Saab 9000 Coupe Concept

What a find from Valmet Automotive’s archives… In 1989, Uusikaupunki designers envisioned a 2-door Saab 9000 convertible (a concept was made of this) – and a hitherto unknown 2-door Saab 9000 sedan, as well! And that’s not all, in addition to sketches, ASC or “American Sunroof Company”, made Saab 9000 Coupe concept! It toured the Saab car
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Saab V8 Engine

Unfortunately, this is another Saab product that never went into production. Here’s a real tour de force of Finnish know-how, the rare Saab V8 engine now located at the Uusikaupunki Valmet Automotive plant. Tootal, only 5 SAAB V8 engines were made, one is in the factory in Linnavuori, Finland (on pictures), two are in the SAAB museum
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Extended versions of the Saab 99 and 900

Here’s the kind of image Saab fans can only expect from Valmet Automotive. After designing, engineering and manufacturing extended versions of the Saab 99 and Saab 900 models in Uusikaupunki, Finns had plans for a Saab 9000 limousine, but these were never realized and all they have left are designs, now in Valmet Automotive’s archives. Saab
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