Saab 9-3 Turbo X is a perfectly lovely machine. In stock form, its 2.8-liter, six-cylinder, turboed engine makes 280 bhp @ 5500 rpm and 295 lb-ft @ 2150 rpm. Of course, very impressive performance, but even such a performance does not satisfy all lovers of speed. Some like it faster…
One of them is Alan Brown (@bigalbrown74), who has further strengthened his Saab 9-3 Turbo X equipped with all-wheel drive. He confided tuning of his car to JZW. JZW started tuning Saabs back in 2006 and they have been happy to make many Saab cars much faster than stock. They end up driving like what they should have from the factory. Founder of JZW ended up tuning his own Saab with 2.3 engine to over 800bhp with the stock tuned ECU and he currently have the record for the fastest Saab in America, 10.61 at 139.54 mph.
Starting with a Saab 9-3 Turbo X fitted with a turbocharged, 280-horsepower 2.8-litre V6 engine and an six-speed transmission, the technicians at JZW treat the car to its Stage 5 performance upgrade, which recalibrates the engine control unit software and power band, Full Exhaust, 19T Turbo Upgrade, larger injectors – (this car) 430bhp and 532ft-lbs!
Now, this Turbo X is a beast, it’s incredibly fast, especially because it has a AWD. The owner of the car indicates that Tuned Turbo X accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just about 4 seconds! And to100mph (160 km/h) in 9 seconds! Part of the performance of this car can be seen in several videos that the owner hung up on Youtube.
Max speed 160 mph!
130mph to 155mph
Car park blast!! Great sound