The car

Technical specification of Per Eklund's Saab 9-3 Turbo 16 4x4

Per at Valkenswaard 2002 (NL)


Longitudinally mounted four.cylinder 16-valv with twin overhead camshafts, Garrett turbocharger whit 45 mm restrictor (to meet the competition rules.), and intercooler. Displacement: 2.0 litres.
Bore/stroke: 92/77 mm.
Compression ratio: 9.0:1.
Original Saab engine block and cylinder head.
Engine tuned by Trollspeed of Trollhättan.


550 - 600 bhp at 6500 rpm

Peak torque

800 Nm att 4000 rpm


Four-wheel drive with programmable active differentials and six-speed Prodive gearbox.


1170 kg (1999 regulations)
0 - 100 km/h
Under 2.5 seconds

Top speed

200 -250 km/h, depending on the drivetrain ratio