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Saab 900S Airflow

1987 Saab 900S Airflow

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Volksroddin
June 12, 2008, 4:18 p.m.

looks sweet. What is "Airflow"

MiatarPowar
June 12, 2008, 4:39 p.m.

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.

dansxr2
June 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?

carson
June 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!

carson
June 12, 2008, 10:12 p.m.

Oh I now understand what Dan was asking. There's no edit in Reader's Rides!

MiatarPowar
June 13, 2008, 6:47 a.m.

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.

Baxter
June 16, 2008, 6:02 p.m.

There is so an edit!

snipes
June 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.

procainestart
June 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. http://homepage.mac.com/ljwest/st/Models/spg/spg.html

procainestart
June 23, 2008, 8:13 p.m.

How do I enter para. breaks? Where is the provision to edit comments?

MitchellC
Oct. 16, 2008, 12:51 a.m.

That's an awesome Saab. I love the contrast between the rather upright windshield and tapered hatch.

Teqnyck
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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