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Ari Vatanen Chose Saab 9-5 NG

Ari Vatanen Saab 9-5 NGAri Vatanen Saab 9-5 NG

Ari Vatanen, a Finnish rally driver, is one of the most famous and the best rally drivers in the World. Vatanen won the World Rally Championship drivers’ title in 1981 and the Paris Dakar Rally 4 times, and holds the record Youngest World Rally Champion –
29 years, 212 days!

Ari Vatanen appeared in a TV show (Discovery TV) “Idris Elba: King of Speed” as an Rally expert consultant. Actor Idris Elba probably know as detective Luther from the eponyomus TV series.

Idris Elba and Ari vatanen in his Saab 9-5 NG
Idris Elba and Ari vatanen in his Saab 9-5 NG

Part 2 of the series is about rallying. Actor Idris Elba continues his exploration of how cars and culture have been influenced by the desire for speed. Idris then fulfils a personal ambition as he gets behind the wheel of a full-spec rally car and takes on a genuine Finnish rally course, with help from Ari Vatanen.

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While traveling to the rally tracks, Idris interview Ari Vatanen who privately drives SAAB 9-5 NG. Imagine, one of the best drivers in the world has selected just Saab 9-5 NG, and he could choose any other car…

TV show you can see here, and below:


Idris Elba King Of Speed Rally with Ari Vatanen by h_siponen

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Goran Aničić
the authorGoran Aničić
For over 10 years, Goran Aničić has been passionately focused on Saab automobiles and everything related to them. His initial encounter with Saab cars took place back in 2003 when the first Saab 9-3 and sedan version were introduced. At that moment, he was captivated by the car's Scandinavian design logic and top-notch engineering, and everything that followed stemmed from that first encounter. Later on, through his work at the editorial team of the Serbian automotive magazines "Autostart" and later "AutoBild," he had the opportunity to engage more closely with Saab vehicles. In 2008, he tested the latest Saab cars of that time, such as the Saab 9-3 TTiD Aero and Saab 9-3 Turbo X. In 2010, as the sole blogger from the region, he participated in the Saab 9-5ng presentation in Trollhättan, Sweden. Alongside journalists from around the world, he got a firsthand experience of the pinnacle of technological offerings from Saab at that time. Currently, Goran owns two Saabs: a 2008 Saab 9-3 Vector Sportcombi with a manual transmission, and a Saab 9-3 Aero Griffin Sport Sedan from the last generation, which rolled off the production line in Trollhättan in December 2011.

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