Saab 9-5 at the Gumball 3000

The Gumball 3000 is an annual British 3,000-mile (4,800 km) international motor rally which takes place on public roads. It was started in 1999 by British entrepreneur, skateboarder and race car driver Maximillion Cooper.

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In 2013 the Gumball 3000 rally started in Copenhagen, passed through StockholmHelsinkiSt. PetersburgTallinnRigaVilniusWarsawKraków, and Vienna, and finished in Monaco.  

Kenneth Palmestål is a Saab 9-5 owner and his Soundracer the company 2011 took part in the Gumball 3000 rally as a product sponsor. That year new SAAB 9-5 Turbo had a great drive from Sweden to London, attending the Gumball 3000 start events, then a short visit to Nurburgring (unfortunately the Nordschleife was not open for tourist drive that day) on the way home. The SAAB is rock steady at the Autobahn speeds, the 1998cc 4-cyl turbocharged engine can use Bioethanol E85, 220 hp (164 kW; 223 PS) @5300 rpm.

SoundRacer gadget is programmed to deliver a high-revving sports car engine sound.


SoundRacer V12 in SAAB 9-5 on racetrack

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