Happy 50th Birthday to the Saab 99

 

SAAB 99 Turbo
Photo: autoweek.com

50 years ago this month the Saab 99 made its inaugural debut at the Teknorama auto show in Sweden.

It ushered in a new era for the company. The 99 changed the perception of SAAB and eventually pioneered the use of turbocharging in production cars.

In 1978 the 99 Turbo debuted, coupling the 2.0-litre engine, with a turbo that produced 143 hp, and boasted a top speed of 124 mph. The 99 effectively ushered in a whole era of turbocharging and made its successor, the 900 Turbo, a legend at home and overseas

See the full autoweek.com article here.

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