Turbo pi­o­neer tributes

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Front Page -

The man be­hind some of Swe­den’s most fa­mous en­gines has died, aged 82. Swede Per Gill­brand was one of his coun­try’s most in­ter­na­tion­ally recog­nised en­gi­neers. He worked with Volvo and Saab, and was in­stru­men­tal in the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the B18 en­gine in the Volvo P1800. He was also in­te­gral to Saab – as he found a way of con­trol­ling the boost pres­sure in the turbo en­gines used in the 99, 900 and 9000, mak­ing them faster and more ef­fi­cient.

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