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Saab Sonett III specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 810 kg (1786 lbs)
Introduced 1970
Origin country Sweden
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Performance

0 - 60 mph14.4 s
Top speed161 kph (100 mph)

Powertrain specs

Engine type 1.7 litre V4
Power 76 ps (75 bhp / 56 kw) @ 5000 rpm
Torque 127 Nm (94 lb-ft) @ 2500 rpm
Power / weight 94 ps (93 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 157 Nm (116 lb-ft) / t
Transmission 4 speed manual
Layout front engine, front wheel drive
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Cauf40f50  4m ago

Bret Brennan 4h ago

I think if I had my dream SAAB then it would be eventually upgraded for the US Military Police as the 1970 Saab Sonett starting with diamond plated floor mats and cargo mats and even another custom new part for this old Saab Sonett is the lockable gasoline cap and bulletproof the whole thing even the rims/wheels even the hub cap wheel covers and possibly rent an air wrench to tighten the covers into the rims so they won’t fall potentially forever to just stay snug forever possibly without over tightening but I still want the tires bulletproof and all emergency equipment bulletproof and even the whole fuel filling system plus can’t forget a lockable gas cap this will convert it from my bone stock dream SAAB to a project car like I said to up grade it all with ChrisFix and SaabKyle04 and the StraightPipes and another YouTube guy automotive enthusiast Eric the Car Guy plus a nonprofit organization known as the Buddy Project and their GM fan Eric Zimmerman aka chairman and CEO of the Buddy Project

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Bret Brennan 4h ago

I think if I had my dream SAAB then it would be eventually upgraded for the US Military Police as the 1970 Saab Sonett starting with diamond plated floor mats and cargo mats and even another custom new part for this old Saab Sonett is the lockable gasoline cap and bulletproof the whole thing even the rims/wheels even the hub cap wheel covers and possibly rent an air wrench to tighten the covers into the rims so they won’t fall potentially forever to just stay snug forever possibly without over tightening but I still want the tires bulletproof and all emergency equipment bulletproof and even the whole fuel filling system plus can’t forget a lockable gas cap this will convert it from my bone stock dream SAAB to a project car like I said to up grade it all with ChrisFix and SaabKyle04 and the StraightPipes and another YouTube guy automotive enthusiast Eric the Car Guy plus a nonprofit organization known as the Buddy Project and their GM fan Eric Zimmerman aka chairman and CEO of the Buddy Project

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Bret Brennan 4h aouTube guy automotive enthusiast Eric the Car Guy plus a nonprofit organiza


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Bret Brennan  4m ago

I think if I had my dream SAAB then it would be eventually upgraded for the US Military Police as the 1970 Saab Sonett starting with diamond plated floor mats and cargo mats and even another custom new part for this old Saab Sonett is the lockable gasoline cap and bulletproof the whole thing even the rims/wheels even the hub cap wheel covers and possibly rent an air wrench to tighten the covers into the rims so they won’t fall potentially forever to just stay snug forever possibly without over tightening but I still want the tires bulletproof and all emergency equipment bulletproof and even the whole fuel filling system plus can’t forget a lockable gas cap this will convert it from my bone stock dream SAAB to a project car like I said to up grade it all with ChrisFix and SaabKyle04 and the StraightPipes and another YouTube guy automotive enthusiast Eric the Car Guy plus a nonprofit organization known as the Buddy Project and their GM fan Eric Zimmerman aka chairman and CEO of the Buddy Project


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Viking  8y ago

Of course in 1981 when I encountered it, hardly any new cars were faster. Not a good time for buying new. Cars from 1970 were much better.


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Shaggy  8y ago

@ Viking: It's still slower than it looks, it looks like it should be capable of 120 MPH, but that's only to be expected from only 75 horsepower.


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Viking  8y ago

@Shaggy I was in the car doing over 100 mph once on a slightly downhill straight between South Mountain and Braddock Heights, so yeah 99 mph is probably a little pessimistic for its true top speed (I think the speedometer was pretty accurate). Still it did look faster than its actual top speed of maybe (my estimate) 105 mph.


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Shaggy  8y ago

@ Viking: Cool looking car, looks like it should be faster than 99 MPH. It looks fun to drive.


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Viking  8y ago

One of my girlfriends back in the early '80s had one of these, it was pretty and ran well for a front wheel drive V4 engined Saab. I thought it looked nice, same color as the picture if I remember right.