Design

 

Stance

Lower. Wider wheels and tires.

Bodywork

Minimal changes only driven by modifications and perfomance upgrades.

Brakes

From SAAB og900.

Candidates for engine swap

3-4 x stock power. Engine bay set some limitations .The 96 is best balanced with the two stroke engine, so a heavy engine will make the car understeering.

ENGINE FROM TYPE SIZE FUELSYSTEM POWER IN SHORT 
Daihatsu In-line 3 cyl 1.0 L Turbo Injection 70 HP Rare.
SAAB two stroke In-line 3 cyl 0.8 L Carbs 40 HP Magnificent sound. Delicate when tuned.
SAAB V4 V4 1.5 L Carbs 65 HP Rally legend. Bolt on. Expensive to tune.
Ford Duratec In-line 4 cyl 2.0 L Injection 145 HP Tons of tuning parts.
Subaru Boxer 4 cyl 2.0 L Injection 130 HP Sounds like a V4. Too wide?
SAAB 900 Turbo In-line 4 cyl 2.0 L Turbo Injection 150 HP Done before. Heavy. Radiator in the back.
Hayabusa In-line 1.3 L Injection 175 HP Motorcycle engine. Cool with high rpms.
Audi V6 2.4 L Injection 165 HP High tech aluminum engine. Short V6.
Ford  V6 2.8 L Carbs 125 HP Bolt on gearbox. Heavy. Radiator in the back.
Ford Duratec V6 2.5 L Injection 170 HP Aluminum. Too heavy?
Suzuki V6 2.5 L Injection 140 HP Aluminum. Too heavy?
Subaru Boxer 6 2.5 L Injection 170 HP Aluminum. Too wide? Too heavy?
Mazda 13B Rotary 1.3 L Injection 146 HP Small? Sounds a bit like a two stroke.
Mazda 13BT Rotary 1.3 L Turbo Injection 200 HP Small? Sounds a bit like a two stroke. Turbo adds weight.

 

Wheels

Road: Factory style 15" steelies with original hubcaps. Show: Customstyle 16" 8-spokes alloys.

Interior

SAAB 96 Sport/Monte Carlo seats, custom gauges and SAAB V4 safety belts.