2004 Saab 9-5 wagon/hatchback vs. '99 Mustang GT? - Page 2 - Ford Mustang Forum
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yeah sonic i want to do the same thing. with my new clutch kit i'm hoping to beat it and FINALLY be in the 13's......


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ok cool i am worried about slipping the clutch off the start so i try to not rev it too high and to drop it with minimal clutch slippage. do you rev it that high because of your big tires? if so, with your street tires, what rpms were you launching at?
I haven't raced the car on street tires since it was pretty much bone stock, but I think I pretty much launched barely above idle, or it would just spin.

I would like to go back on street tires one day, now that I've learned the art of slipping the clutch and see what kind of 60ft times I could pull on the cheap Sumitomos.


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What was the result? As a Saab and Mustang junkie, I'll throw out the definitive power stats on the 2004 wagon. If it is an Aero model, it has a 2.3 liter high output turbo that produces 250 bhp. I've seen stock 9-5 Aero sedans (lighter than the wagon of course) do 0-60 in about 6.1 seconds. The sport mode on the doesn't affect boost, unfortunately, but it allows the transmission to hold each gear to redline, and sharpens the throttle response. Turbo lag is also minimal, thought still slightly present, on these cars.

I think it would be a pretty fair fight.
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If a Saab, any Saab, tried to roll up on me at a light I would probably just let him go. Somebody that delusional might be emotionally fragile and follow you home to burn your house down after you've gone to bed. Not disrespecting the Swedes, I'm sure they make a fine product, but they're just not known to be fast or even remotely quick in any automotive social circles that I'm aware of. I don't know what the 1/4 mile time of the car you referenced might be, but any 5 speed 99-04 GT should reach 60 in less than 6 seconds, and Bullitt already covered what a bone stock GT can do the 1320' in. Pretty sure the Saab is just outclassed in this particular comparison.


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I just went back and read that. Yeah, the Mustang would take it. These things tuned are crazy though. How much you can squeeze from a 2.3 is impressive. They are a lot of fun 40-70. They always said it was faster than a Porsche 911 Turbo (the ones from a few years ago, not the current one) from 40-70. Never seen it done, so I can't say.
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My brother has a 97 900 with the 2.0T with a bad boost control valve, meaning the waste gate won't actuate and it just runs the boost right up until it overboosts and hits fuel shut off. He's too cheap to change it and drives like my 89 year old grandma... However, from the few times I've been it it, it has absolutely no ability to get traction once its in boost bellow 40mph. Those cars are set up for true street performance, not drag strips. I would wager that from 40-70 a tuned Saab would overtake a mustang, but drag racing isn't from 40-70

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you'll rip him apart, and if you dont, ill rip you apart :p

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i bet you would like to rip a guy apart
Hahaha good stuff. I don't even care that this thread got resurrected after 11 months. It was worth it

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LOL, nice guys.

Both of us were basically talking smack about each others cars. We did a little stoplight run here and there and I was ahead and pulling until we hit about 60. I don't like to speed that much and would prefer to not get my car impounded by a cop/crash so I keep it as minimal as I can. The "street" racing that is.

He recently lost to like a 2002 impala and a few buddies of mine were giving him crap about it. That was like an 1/8 though.

@ the comment about ripping people apart. ..Really? lol.
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I wouldn´t be so cocky that the Mustang will rip the wagon apart. I haven´t seen anyone speeding on a 9-5 but I have seen several 9-3s speeding and that turbo is fast. Do not underestimate the Swedes.

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