Our new driving simulator is now up and running and we are delighted that our visitors get to choose one of three possible Saab-cars – the Saab 99 Turbo, the 9-3 Aero or 9-3 Turbo X – even if they are not manufactured anymore.
With Forza Motorsport 4, the racing seats and the steering wheel we now have the possibility to be Saab-drivers. We already had the idea of integrating a driving simulator in the exhibition, and what better spot to place it than next to our theme exhibition of Talladega!
Many thanks to Saab Car Museum Support Association and The Saab Veterans Association in Trollhättan who gave us the possibility to finance the equipment of the driving simulator.
In 1986 and 1996 Saab Automobile performed two endurance tests at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama, USA. This year it is 30 years ago since Saab 9000 were driven in The Long Run and 20 years ago since the Saab 900 were driven in the Talladega Challenge.
Two world records and also 21 international record were beat during these almost 21 days long, uninterrupted drive. The fastest of the three 9000-turbo cars put 100 000 km behind and it had an average speed of 213,299 km/h.
The Saab Car Museum has two out of the three cars in It’s Collection today – No. 1 & 2, and in honor of the world record the museum has now created a theme exhibition with the help of the Saab veterans and Olle Granlund (initiator and project manager for The Long Run) at the museum. You can find a longer interview about the adventure at Talladega Superspeedway here.