saab ev-1

Saab EV-1 (1985)

Saab EV-1, or Saab 900 Turbo EV-1, was developed by Saab in 1985 as a fully functional and roadworthy future design study (EV-1 stands for Experimental Vehicle One). It was a sports coupé body style based on the Saab 900 Turbo 16v. The design was made by Björn Envall and included such features as a solar powered interior fan with solar cells mounted in the glass roof. The front and rear was made of Aramid reinforced fiberglass.

Most of the parts were from the Saab 900 Turbo 16 and modified, but the seats came from a Chevrolet Corvette. The engine was tuned to give 285 hp (213 kW). The top speed was 270 km/h and 0 to 100 km/h was done in 5.9 seconds. An interesting feature is that the speedometer lights only iluminate the area around the current speed. A feature incorporated as standard on later production models. An EV-1 can be seen in the background of Back to the Future Part II.