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Saab EV-1

Saab EV-1 © Martin Bergstrand
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 sports coupé based on the Saab 900 Turbo 16. The design was made by Björn Envall and included such features as a solar powered fan with sun cells mounted in the glass roof. The front and rear was made of Aramid reinforced glass fibre. 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. The top speed was 270 km/h and 0-100 was done in 5.9 seconds. An interesting feature is that the speedometer lights only iluminate the area around the current speed.