Saab solutions to minimizing lift since 1947

Posted on 01. Apr, 2007 by in 1940-1949, 1950-1959, 1960-1969, 1970-1979, 1980-1989, 1990-1999, 2000-2009, 9-2x, 9-3, 9-3 SS, 9-5, 900, 9000, 92, 92001 (Ursaab), 93, 94 (Sonett I), 95, 96, 97 (Sonett II & III), 99

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Photo Credit: Saab Automobile

As a follow-up to the previous posting on Saab’s drag coefficients as early as 1947 with the Saab model 92, I have decided to provide information that covers the approaches that Saab has integrated to also successfully minimize lift.

This list is to provide additional lift-minimizing elements “outside of” the actual body design of the Saab models that I mentioned earlier on aerodynamics and drag coefficients.

If you have any additions, please post your comments to this post along with your e-mail address if you have photographs and any other relevant information.

Photo Credits: Saab Automobile

Saab 92 (1947-1956) –

Saab 93 (1956-1959) –

Saab 94 (1956 Sonett I) –

Saab 95 (1959-1978)
*Rear Roof spoiler
saab_95_rear_roof_deflector.jpg

Saab 96 (1960-1980)
* spoiler added what year and were there variations successful or not?
* Front air dam
saab96_frontspoiler.jpg

Saab 97(SonettII/V4 1966-1969) (SonettIII 1970-1974) –

Saab 99 (1969-1984)
* Rear spoilers for coupe and sedan respectively.
saab99cc_rear_spoiler.jpg

saab99sedan_rear_spoiler.jpg

* Front Air Dam
saab99_frontspoiler.jpg


Saab 900
(1979-1993/94)
* Rear Rubber Spoiler for Hatch, Sedan & Convertible models respectively.
saab_900_hatch_spoiler.jpg

saab_900_sedan_spoiler.jpg

saab_900_convertible_spoiler.jpg

* Rear Rubber tipped fiberglass Whale-Tail Spoiler for hatch models.

saab_900_whale-tail_spoiler.jpg

* Air-Flow Kit
saab_900_airflow_kit.jpg

* Front lower air dam

Saab 9000CC (1985-1992)
* Full wrap-around rear rubber spoiler 1985 only
saab_9000_cc_wrap_around_spoiler.jpg
* Standard rear-deck rubber spoiler
saab_9000cc_spoiler.jpg
* Fiberglass Bridge Spoiler
saab_9000_cc_bridge_spoiler.jpg
* Front Spoiler
saab_9000_front_spoiler.jpg
* Air Flow Kit
saab_9000cc_airflow_kit.jpg

Saab 9000CD
(1988-1993)
* Air Flow Kit
saab_9000cd_airflow_kit.jpg
* Fiberglass spoiler

Saab 9000CS (1993-1998)
* Fiberglass Standard spoiler
saab_9000cs_spoiler.jpg
* Fiberglass Bridge spoiler

Saab NG 900 (1994-1998)
* Rear Rubber Spoiler
saab_ng900_rubber_spoiler.jpg
* Rear Fiberglass spoiler with rubber tip
saab_ng900_fiberglass_rubbertipped_spoiler.jpg
* Rubber Spoiler (Convertible)
saab_ng900_convertble_rubber_spoiler.jpg
* Front Spoiler
saab_ng900_front_spoiler.jpg

Saab 9-3 (1999-2002)
*Rear Spoiler
saab_9-3_convertible_spoiler1.jpg
* Rear Fiberglass pedestal Spoiler
*Rising Spoiler (Viggen only)

Saab 9-3 Convertible (1999 – 2003, 2004- )
* Rear Spoiler
saab_9-3_convertible_spoiler_2004.jpg

Saab 9-3 Sport Sedan (2003 –
*Rear Spoiler
saab_9-3ss_rear_spoiler.jpg
*Rear Aero Spoiler
saab_9-3ss_rear_aero_spoiler.jpg

Saab 9-3 SportCombi (2005 –
* Rear Roof Spoiler

Saab 9-5 (1999 –
* Front Lip Spoiler
saab_9-5_front_lip_spoiler.jpg
* Rear Bridge Spoiler
saab_9-5_rear_spoiler.jpg
* Rear Pedestal Spoiler
saab_9-5_pedestal_spoiler.jpg

Saab 9-5 SportCombi (2000-
* Rear Roof Spoiler
saab_9-5_combi_rear_spoiler.jpg

Saab 9-2x (2005-2006)

Saab 9-7x (2005 –

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