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SAAB “Super Sonett” (max. Speed 335 km/h – 208 mph)

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This is the 1972 SAAB Super Sonett at the SAAB Heritage Museum USA. This Sonett is a straight beast, with a current top speed of 208 mph (335 km/h).

This 1972 Saab Sonett III on a tube chassis with smallblock 351 Ford (RWD V8) with fuel injection and supercharged putting out over 500WHP!

Remarkably, but his is the World’s fastest streetlegal Saab. Street legal & used for legla sanctioned open road (highway) racing like the Silver State Challenge in Nevada with a confirmed trap speed of 208 MPH (335km/h) at the Big Bend Open Road Race in 2006 (Fort Stockton, Texas). The Big Bend Open Road Race (BBORR), held on an isolated stretch of Texas highway between the towns of Fort Stockton and Sanderson. The first event was held in this West Texas community in 2002, when a dedicated group of enthusiasts, in conjunction with the aforementioned towns and their respective authorities, legally closed down the state highway for a day and turned open-road racing on its ear.

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Saab Super Sonett III
Saab Super Sonett III

This car was donated to Tom Donney‘s Saab Heritage Museum USA by Paul Romano’s widow Judy of Dillon, Co.


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Definitely not real Saab, but still really so crazy looking thing, and Who said SAABs aren’t really that fast?

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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