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.  

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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.

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SoundRacer V12 in SAAB 9-5 on racetrack

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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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