Saab EV-1 Concept Car (1985)

Saab EV-1 Concept Car (1985)

Manufacturer : Saab
Productions : 1985
Engine : 285 hp (213 kW)
Source : netcarshow.com

Saab EV-1, or Saab 900 Turbo EV-1, was developed by Saab in 1985 as a fully functional and roadworthy future design study (EV-1 stands for Experimental Vehicle One). It was a wedge-shaped 2 + 2 sports coupé body style based on the Saab 900 Turbo 16v. The body was steel and the roof all glass. The design was made by Björn Envall and included such features as a solar powered interior cooling fan with 66 solar cells mounted in the glass roof. This device cooled the car when parked in sunlight. The front and rear bumpers (fenders) were designed to absorb impacts and revert to their original shape. They were made of Aramid fiber (Kevlar) reinforced fiberglass. The side doors featured carbon-fibre side impact protection. Most of the parts were from the Saab 900 Turbo 16 and modified, but the seats came from a Chevrolet Corvette. The engine was tuned to give 285 hp (213 kW). The top speed was 270 km/h and 0 to 100 km/h acceleration took 5.9 seconds. An interesting feature is that the speedometer lights only illuminate the area around the current speed. A feature incorporated as standard, in modified form, on later production models.

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