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SAAB 99 EMS Project from 1979

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This  video made ​​by SAAB, aiming to show the background of Project 99: the SAAB 99 EMS, which was to take over the aging Saab 96 which won race after race.

The EMS model sold to the public did not have a 16v head. But the racing ver. did. It was a pretty beefed up engine and like many other “high-performancing” engines of that time, it was inspired by the Cosworth BDA design. Some say that the 16v head, that I think was inspired by Cosworth, was originally made for a Volvo engine.

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EMS—Introduced in 1972, the EMS (Electronic [fuel injection] Manual [transmission] Special) was a sportier model that was originally only available in a two-door version; but became available in the 3-door ‘wagonback’ body from 1974 (1978 in the USA). It had a stiffer suspension and was sold in yellow or a copper coral metallic paint in ’73, Sterling Silver or Sunset orange in ’74, black or Sterling silver in ’75 and ’76, black, Sterling silver, or Cardinal red in ’77, and Sterling silver or Cardinal red in ’78. The engine had 1985cc displacement giving 110 PS (81 kW; 108 hp) and a top speed of 170 km/h (106 mph) . The grille badge differed from the more basic models in ’73 and ’74 only. Other features through the years – quicker steering, luxury interior, soccerball wheels, carpeted trunk, and front air dam

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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