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Saab 9-5 RWD BiTurbo V8 Drifter

Saab 9-5 with BMW V8 drifting machineSaab 9-5 with BMW V8 drifting machine

Swedish drifter Per Ingö and Swedish tuning workshop Hörebo Performance working on a very interesting project that is in the finish. We had an example project when group of tuning enthusiast from Belgrade swapped Saab’s engine in BMW M3 (Ultimate drifter +500hp), and here it comes to the opposite case by Hörebo Performance and TuneItMotorsport.  

Saab Drifter

They are BMW’s V8 M60B40 engine installed in the Saab 9-5 (with two Holset HX35, Two coolers in series) and switch to rear-wheel drive RWD), and with the help of friends from Tune it Performance  they have successfully completed remapping. New power measured on the dynamometer in service Tune it Performance – tuning house focuses mainly on power measurement and mapping. 

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Horebo Performance saab drift

For now, this Monster Saab 9-5 has reached an output of 725 hp, and the goal of tuner is that they reach 1000 horsepower – Ultimate Drifting machine:

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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.

1 Comment

  • Rear subframe? This is always the one component that matters most when thinking about swapping a FF car to FR/AWD. Custom fabbing and welding negate any cost benefit, so the rear subframe is super important.

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