• Saab 9-3 Sport Combi Viper V10 front 3/4

  • Saab 9-3 Sport Combi Viper V10 engine bay

  • Saab 9-3 Sport Combi Viper V10 rear

  • Saab 9-3 Sport Combi Viper V10 engine mock up

  • Saab 9-3 Sport Combi Viper V10 custom trans tunnel

  • Saab 9-3 Sport Combi Viper V10 custom suspension cradle

Saab 9-3 Sport Combi Viper V10 - Click above for image gallery

Of the multiple sacred laws of hot rodding, "Thou shall put big engines in small cars" is by far our favorite. This line of thinking spans cultures and has led to the creation of many a magnificent machine. Machines like this Saab 9-3 Sport Combi with a kicking V10 sourced from the mighty Dodge Viper under its hood. This thing puts a whole new spin on the term "sport wagon." As you might imagine, shoving a longitudinally mounted lump of American engineering into the engine bay of a small Swedish long roof required significant re-engineering of the 9-3 body structure, including fabricating an entirely new transmission tunnel.

With that big lump situated behind the front axle and a set of stoppers lifted from the big snake as well, we have to imagine that this beast is an absolute terror on the track. Who do we have to bribe for a little seat time? Check out the full build over in Zatzy forums thanks to contributor mrspringer.

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