Saab has a highly successful motorsport history behind it. Whether itís on the road or the track, Saab has a good reputation for having auto parts that go above and beyond the call of duty. So, if youíre tuning your Saab for an upcoming race or merely showing it some TLC, make sure you have a Saab parts catalogue to find exactly what part you need.
The partnership between the Saab GB and the Abbott brothers began in 1987, with the Classic 900 Turbo V8, built specifically for the Mobil1 Saab Turbo Challenge. This was the model that provided a basic understanding of the fundamental concepts that make Saab so unique. The first car was such a hit that in 1988, a second Classic 900 Turbo was built and raced successfully.
The Classic 900ís special slanted turbocharged engine and FWD chassis worked well together, and both the cars remained successful throughout their years in the racing circuit. In 1988, a championship win reinforced just how successful these cars were in the area of auto racing.
The debut of the Saab 9000 in 1989, on the race circuits of Europe, was seen as lunacy due to it being a high-powered FWD vehicle. However, with 260 BHP and a well-developed chassis, the 9000 proved itself as it began racking up the wins in the Production Car Championships. After the Saab 9000 won the championship in its first year, people started to take Saabs seriously. For the 1991 season, the powerful 9000 2.3 was introduced. And rapidly began beating the more powerful RWD vehicles in its class, such as the Porsche 944 and the Sierra Cosworth.
The 1992 racing season marked the arrival of the new 9000 CS model. Following in the footsteps of its ancestors, the 9000 CS 2.3 won the 1992 U.K. Production Car Championship went on to win the Willhire 24 hour endurance race at the Snetterton circuit. Over its career on the racing circut, the Abbott Racing Saab 9000 CS 2.3 won more championships and events than any other racing Saab, making it the most successful competition Saab to date.
In 1994 the new Saab 900 was given its track debut, just as with its predecessors it continued the tradition, the 1994 900 2.0 Turbo racer won its championship in the first year. Still, there was disbelief that FWD vehicles could beat their RWD competitors. 1997 season saw another Saab making its debut on the racing circuit. This time it was the normally aspirated 2.0 9-3, specifically built to race in the U.K. National Saloon Car Cup.
Throughout its history, Saab has proven over and over again that it can deliver on the race track. Every part working in synchronicity with each other. However if one of those parts needs to be replaced, make sure you grab a Saab spare parts catalog to make sure you find what youíre looking for.