Ever wonder why the Swedish at Saab keep getting attention from the world of car fans despite not having made any truly impressive cars in years?
I mean, you hear about Saab being uncertain about their future one day and about struggling and about how they found another new Chinese partner the other.
Why do we, why is it important? Simple, because everybody cares about Saab to some extent, everybody is a fan or enthusiast to the Swedish car maker’s brand.
Don’t believe me? Let me show you the latest of very interesting things to come from the Saab enthusiast stable. Scratch that, let’s talk about the Saab fanatics.
It’s these people that came up with the Saab 9-3 Sport Combi SRT10 MegaPower and if you’re not sure what this is about, it’s about a Saab estate that had an engine transplant.
The MegaPower part is in itself clear, but the SRT10 reveals a new level of insanity one may attribute to what is the calm and sensible Saab 9-3 Sport Combi.
The new engine a team of Swedes put in the estate Saab is the shockingly powerful powerplant one may find in the Dodge Viper SRT10.
If you’re thinking about racing away from the lights with this sort of car you’re clearly crazy, but that wasn’t enough for these people.
This is why they actually tuned up the Dodge Viper SRT10’s engine to offer 100 horsepower more than standard. I see it and yet I can’t really imagine the feeling of driving such a thing.
We’re talking about a perfectly appropriate school run car which has an American built 8.4 liter V10 engine. This transplanted heart churns out 600 horsepower and 560 lb-ft of torque.
The slightly flared wheel arches and the massive new wheels are not really there just for show, they are actually there to accommodate the rest of the underpinnings this Saab rides on.
Underneath what appears to be a slightly modified Saab 9-3 Sport Combi, there is not only the engine from a Viper, but the entire drivetrain as well.
Adding everything up, this Saab 9-3 Sport Combi SRT10 MegaPower edition is not only powerful enough to waste your average sports cars away from the lines, but also possibly the most fun you can have.
The Dodge Viper chassis is renown for an over-engineered yet simple design which makes for trouble free pedal mashing hard driving of any sorts.
Team it up with an exterior nobody would key in a supermarket parking lot and you’ve got a completely winning combination in what is the Saab 9-3 Sport Combi SRT10 MegaPower.
It’s cars like these that make Saab enthusiasts care more and more about their cars whether or not they are modified or in standard trim.