Saab 9-5 SportCombi durability testing

I’m spending quite a lot of time at the moment just visiting various departments within Saab, getting to know what they do.

I spent a little time today at the climate controlled wind tunnel facility, where they can do various types of wind tunnel testing (though not aerodynamic testing, as it’s too small for that). The wind tunnel can be manipulated to simulate all types of weather conditions, but we’ll tell you more about that later.

They also have a couple of climate chambers there, where they can simulate different temperatures but without the wind effects. While we were visiting, a Saab 9-5 SportCombi was undergoing some durability testing on the rear rear door.

I’ll let the video tell you the rest…..


My thanks to Dennis “the doorman” for the lesson.

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  1. Swade, can you please push that white 9-5 SC out to the parking lot, tint the windows black, put on some 19 inch edge wheels and take a few photos?

  2. This is brilliant. This is the stuff, the peeking behind the curtain at Saab, that we can’t find anywhere else. Telling stories and making revelations about aspects of Saab that otherwise would go unconsidered. Give us more!

  3. Great stuff Swade, these inside shots of the factory are really interesting. Good for people to see all that goes into a Saab. Congrats on the re-start!

  4. That’s totally the kind of post I’ve been waiting to see Swade, nice work! Just like we talked about at the NY show.