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Saab 9-5 Aero Abbott 300HP vs. Volvo S60R AWD 300HP

Saab 9-5 launches with TCS on but VolvoS60R naturally launches much better with the help of AWD. With better torque and less power loss on the wheels against S60Rs AWD system, Saab with Abbott ECU just kills S60R until 220 kmh. Then R comes back into play again.

This Volvo was my new purchase to replace the Saab 9-5 Wagon but I kept the Saab instead.

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2004 Volvo S60R Stock power of 300HP/350NM
2005 Saab 9-5 Aero Stg3 tuned to 300HP/400NM

Modification List: ECU by Abbott Racing Delta (original power 250HP/350NM), FMIC, 3″ DP, 3″ Exhaust with no cat, forged pistons, big intake, dump valve.

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.