The Saab brand may be meeting its demise, but that doesn't mean that its cars won't live on for years to come. And we aren't just talking about its passenger cars, either. Take, for instance, the Saab 9-3 TTA touring car we showed you last week. The racer, constructed by Flash Engineering and Team Tidö, is currently preparing to do battle in the Swedish Racing Elite League, with entries from Volvo, BMW and Citroën clearly in its sights.

Recently, the widebody 9-3 TTA completed its first round of testing in France, with Swiss driver Fabian Thuner piloting the car around the country's Alés track. After a few more tweaks, the car will then be sent to Sweden where it will undergo official testing in Karlskoga and Anderstorp, driven by the actual TTA drivers who will pilot the car during the Swedish Racing Elite League competition.

For now, click past the jump to see (and hear!) this seriously awesome 9-3 racecar for yourself. We'll definitely be keeping our eyes on this one.



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      Ryan Andrew Martin
      • 2 Years Ago
      Swede.
      CarCrazy24
      • 2 Years Ago
      Coolest touring car I've ever seen. Well done Flash Engineering!
      ZOZ
      • 2 Years Ago
      I hate GM
      CBJMNWLD
      • 2 Years Ago
      WHat is a SaaB??
      Mr. O
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is as much of a saab as is tony stewart's car an impala.
      kmrk
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sounds fabulous
      Karl T
      • 2 Years Ago
      Strait-cut gears...... Mmmmm.....
      SloopJohnB
      • 2 Years Ago
      Seems to me it will be an illegal race car since no more are being made. But might be legal for two years or so....
      oawl
      • 2 Years Ago
      wait...judging from the oversteers, is it RWD? isn't 93 a FWD car though? so it's just a 93 body on a rwd chassis or they converted the car to rwd?
        Jacob H
        • 2 Years Ago
        @oawl
        It's not more than a SAAB body, all the TTA cars are based on the same frame/chassis along with the same engine. It's RWD with double wishbones at all corners.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @oawl
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      Yoni Aparicio
      • 2 Years Ago
      Great driving
      Danaon
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's a good sounding car. What kind of engine do Swedish touring cars use? 4cyl turbocharged?
        Kris
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Danaon
        V6 spec engine with KERS. Check this out: http://www.saabsunited.com/2012/03/tta-swedish-racing-elite-league.html
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Danaon
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      Carzzz
      • 2 Years Ago
      sounds better than the new IRL cars.
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