The SAAB 900 Turbo saw Bond depart from his earlier Bentley’s and Aston Martin’s

22 Dec

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http://www.007museum.com/007_SAAB_900.htm

Water-cooled turbo engine modification per Saab Law Enforcement          specs, producing a top speed in excess of 170 MPH

  • Modified fuel system capable of running on petrol or gasohol
  • Halon 12 fire extinguishing system and fire-proofing
  • Digital Head-Up Display
  • Remote text-messaging system via black box phone hook up to landline          Mobile phone
  • Four external tear gas ducts
  • A filter to neutralise deadly gas entering the car’s passenger cabin
  • Oxygen masks under the seats in CO2-operated compartment
  • Several hidden compartments in dashboard containing TH70 Nitefinder          goggles (for driving without headlights), grenades, one unauthorized          Ruger Super Blackhawk .44 Magnum revolver and one Browning automatic          handgun
  • Fully armor-plated body Bulletproof glass
  • Steel-reinforced ramming bumpers back and front
  • Heavy-duty Dunlop Denovos tires, self-sealing even after being hit          by bullets
  • Black leather upholstery
  • Side gunport Remote starter kit Rotating license plates
  • Air Conditioning Cruise Control Two halogen fog lamps
  • A fully built in sound system
  • Aircraft headlight hidden behind front license plate.
Model: 900 Turbo
Manufacturer: Saab
Production: 1978-1998
Class:
Engine: 2.0 L (1985 cc) B201 Turbo
Torque: 235 N·m (173 lb·ft)             at 5000 rpm
Transmission:
Power: 143 hp (107 kW; 145 PS)             at 5000 rpm
Top Speed: 210 km/h (131 mph)
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 9-10 s
Brakes:
Dimensions: L 4,680 mm (184.3 in),             W 1,690 mm (66.5 in),             H 1,400 mm (55.1 in)
Weight: 1,338 kg (2,950 lb)

007’s                        SAAB 900 Turbo which featured in John Gardner’s debut                        1981 Bond novel ”Licence Renewed”, and talks                        to the author about his choice…  007: s                        Saab 900 Turbo ingick i John Gardner: s debut 1981 Bond                        novellen ”License förnyas
SAAB 900 Turbo 1981 James Bond Silver Beast Specification.j007`s        SAAB 900 Turbo  John        Gardner took over the 007 literary torch in 1981 after a long hiatus        since Kingsley Amis’ one Bond novel ”Colonel Sun”. Gardner        continued the legacy by producing an astounding 14 original novels and        two movie novelisations.   John Gardner tog över 007 litterära        fackla i 1981 efter ett långt uppehåll sedan Kingsley Amis ”en        Bond novellen” Colonel Sun ”. Gardner fortsatte arvet genom        att producera en häpnadsväckande 14 ursprungliga romaner och två        filmen novelisations.

Above:                This rare promotion photograph was produced in conjunction with                the 1981 Novel ‘Licence Renewed’.

Saab museet i Trollhättan. http://www.saabbilmuseum.se/ John Gardner skrev även två romanversioner baserade på filmmanusen      till filmerna:

James Bond Museum Sweden Weil die Fans so begeistert waren, wurde der Agenten-Saab als Einzelstück wirklich gebaut

 

James Bond Museum Sweden Weil die Fans so begeistert waren, wurde der Agenten-Saab als Einzelstück wirklich gebaut

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