Saab 900S Airflow

Started on June 12 by Powar (Forum Supporter)

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1987 Saab 900S Airflow

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Jun 12, 2008 4:18 p.m.
looks sweet. What is "Airflow"
Jun 12, 2008 4:39 p.m.
Powar (Forum Supporter):
Airflow refers to the bumpers, lower body cladding, and fender arches that were dealer-installed on some 900S' in the US in the '80s. Most of them also came with Saab Super-Inca wheels. It was touted to be one of the most aerodynamic cars of its day, and when measuring solely CD and wind-resistance, it is better than many of todays sports and super cars. I have numbers, if anyone is interested. Yes, I'm a nerd. Ha.
Jun 12, 2008 7:15 p.m.
Sharp car! There is one of these in Sutton, WV that is like a Dark Charcoal Grey Metalliac with the 3 spoke monoblock wheels. Is that a Turbo?
Jun 12, 2008 10:03 p.m.
"Sharp car! There is one of these in Sutton, WV that is like a Dark Charcoal Grey Metalliac with the 3 spoke monoblock wheels. Is that a Turbo?" That sounds like a 900 SPG to me. Yes, I think all SPGs are turbo'd and the grey is called Eduardian Grey if I recall. Awesome car, btw miatarpowar!
Jun 12, 2008 10:12 p.m.
Oh I now understand what Dan was asking. There's no edit in Reader's Rides!
Jun 13, 2008 6:47 a.m.
Powar (Forum Supporter):
This one is an S, so no Turbo! in the US. It was my fuel-miser DD for about a year. Averaged 30+mpg on my commute with the 2.0 N/A and 5-spd manual.
Jun 16, 2008 6:02 p.m.
Tim Baxter:
There is so an edit!
Jun 20, 2008 12:25 p.m.
I have numbers, if anyone is interested. Yes, I’m a nerd. Ha. Yes I would like to see the numbers.
Jun 23, 2008 8:11 p.m.
A funny thing about the Airflow kit on turbocharged cars: the install instructions note that horsepower drops a bit (5hp, IIRC), presumably because there's a drop in air flow to the IC. To answer the question re: SPGs and turbos: yes, all SPGs were turbocharged (and all came with the 3-spoke rims). Initially, SPGs made no more power than standard Turbos, but later cars got a boost in power (all via more boost); the last iteration ('90-'91) made the most power, but the non-SPG Commemorative Editions made in '93 at the end of the run are the most powerful of all @ 185hp, 2xx ft-lb.
Jun 23, 2008 8:13 p.m.
How do I enter para. breaks? Where is the provision to edit comments?
Oct 16, 2008 12:51 a.m.
That's an awesome Saab. I love the contrast between the rather upright windshield and tapered hatch.
Dec 12, 2008 10:20 p.m.
Oh that thing is friggin awesome, man!! There is just something about that Euro styling, great looking!

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