Saab 99 Turbo group 2 (1978)
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1966: Saab 96 V4
1971: Saab 96 V4 1.8
1973: Saab 99 EMS
1978: Saab 99 Turbo

Specifications

Group/Class 2 Homologation number: 5722 and A 5005
Years active 1978-1982 Homologation start: 1/10/1978 and 1/2/1982
Engine
Type Saab B, straight 4 cyl, 4 stroke located front longitudinal, tilted 45o to the right side (seen from drive'rs seat)
Capacity 1985 cc WRC: 1985 cc
Bore x Stroke (mm) 90.0 x 78.0
Compression ratio 6.5:1
Output power - torgue 270 HP / 6000 rpm 34.7 kgm (340 Nm) / 5000 rpm
Main bearings 5
Materials block: cast iron cylinderhead: aluminium alloy
Cams/valves single overhead camshaft (SOHC), chain driven 2 valves/cyl. - 8 valves total. Sodium cooled exhaust valves
Aspiration Garret T3 turbocharger, Bosch CI mechanical multi point fuel injection
Ignition electronic, firing order 1-3-4-2
Cooling system watercooled 8 lt
Lubrication system wet sump with oil cooler
Transmission
Type front wheel drive 4 speed gearbox with 4 chain constant input
Gearbox ratios constant: 0.900/1
1st: 3.084/1
2nd: 1.876/1
3rd: 1.259/1
4th: 0.900/1
R: 3.392/1
Diffrential ratio 3.891/1 or 4.857/1 or 5.170/1 ZF spiral bevel gears limited slip front differential
Clutch dry single disk
Chassis-body
Type steel monocoque chassis with roll-cage. 2 door combi coupe steel bodyshell, with plastic front and rear bumbers
Front suspension double wishbones with pivot mounted coil springs, telescopic gas shock absorbers and anti roll bar
Rear suspension lightweight dead rigid axle located by twin trailing radius arms and panhard rod, coil springs, telescopic gas shock absorbers and anti roll bar
Steering system rack and pinion 3.4 turns lock to lock
Brakes front ventilated disks with 4 piston calipers, rear solid disks. Handbreak acting on front wheels dual circuit adjustable, with servo
Dimensions
length: 4.394 m (173.0 in) width: 1.689 m (66.5 in) height: 1.435 m (56.5 in)
wheelbase: 2.477 m (97.5 in) front track: 1.405 m (55.3 in) rear track: 1.430 m (56.3 in)
Rims - tires 5 1/2" x 15" 175/70 HR15
Weight 1080 kg
Weight/power 4.0 kg/HP
Fuel tank 60 lt

Results in WRC

Races

Works team: Saab-Scania

Season
Entry Rally event
Driver
Codriver
Team MC SVE
Entry list
KEN POR GRE FIN CAN S.R CdI TdC RAC
Stig Blomqvist
Hans Sylvan
works drive shaft
Per Eklund
Bjorn Cederberg
works ?
Statistics
Others starts/finishes 2/0 2/0

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Drawings

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Engine

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