1981 Saab 900 Turbo Hatchback
A redesigned engine with a smaller and more responsive turbo unit; new interior;
an automatic transmission option in addition to the standard 5-speed manual
transmission are just some of the new features in the 1981 Swedish Saab Turbo
three-door hatchback. With its distinctive rear end spoiler -- for 1981
complemented with a larger front end air dam -- the Saab Turbo has become
somewhat of a status car in many parts of the United States. The original Saab
Turbo, first introduced in 1978, was one of the vefl first turbccarged cars ft
series production anywhere, and it has since set impressive records, both in
sales and on the nation's race track, where in 1979 it captured the Sports Car
Club of America national championship in the Showroom Stock A Class. Since Saab
first launched its Turbo, a number of car manufacturers, both in the U.S. and
abroad, have introduced turbocharged models.
The 1981 Saab Turbo, along with the rest of the 1981 line of Saab cars, will go
on sale November 15.
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