Date: Sat, 08 May 1999 23:33:20 GMT
From: "Pierrick Brenot" <cknopsamer.qc.ca>
Subject: Re: Car & Driver Test of the Viggen


You are right John ! The philosophy of SAAB has never been quarter mile or 0-60 but 60-100 and 100-160... Which are exercices we practice every day on the road or on the highway, not a furious 0-60 at every traffic light. Pierrick Brenot Valleyfield, Quebec, Canada 1991 900T work for Montupet (the SAAB cylinder head maker) John Yuen <jyuen1nopsamell.net> wrote in message news:3734B609.8601D0F4nopsamell.net... > I think you are reaching the limit on the frontwheel drive car. remember > that they have to limit the torque in 1st and 2nd gear on the Viggen. I > wonder if they did a 50-70mph or a 60-80mph test, there you should find > dramatic improvements. How often do you do a 0-60 burnout anyway? > > Regards > John Yuen > > "P.T. Goodman" wrote: > > > Haven't read the whole article yet. But C&D tested the Viggen at 6.5 sec > > to 60 mph. Recognizong that there is more to a Car's performance than a > > 060 mph time, I still have to ask "where's the beef". For $38,000, I'd > > have expected more. > > > > Hell, put a sport exhaust ond wider throttle body on my 900 Turbo and I > > can probably get that 0-60 time. With only 400 coming to the states, it > > probably doesn't make much difference. > > > > Disappointed, > > Pete >

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