Handling was stated to be less than stellar but the top speed was actually close to promised. You can have excitement and a very spacious car.
The company trucked two W8 TwinTurbos, which is what Vector called the production version of the W2, to our photoshoot. […] day one Vector was plagued with problems: delivery problems, production problems, PR problems.� Andre Agassi took delivery of one and took the company to task when his car overheated; Vector took the car back and […], […] day one Vector was plagued with problems: delivery problems, production problems, PR problems. Fast estate cars deliver a mouth-watering combination of a powerful engine up front with a huge boot out back, making these cars among the best all-rounders money can buy. Really I did. He was friendly enough and we spoke for about 10 minutes.
The car was going for really cheap then too. While all was pretty exciting, what got me was the 3-speed auto. I’m sorry, I don’t agree. He lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, and can be found tinkering in his shed when he isn't writing.
And more evident that it would never really… Read more ». Range Rover, Porsche and BMW have been in the SUV game for years. When new, Vector claimed a 0-60 mph time of 3.9 seconds, which is still fast today. All in all, I would still snap a W8 up in a heart beat if given the chance and given the money. Horsepo… Tell you what… ask Agassi about it’s performance. Only 17 production models were made.
The Vector W8 Twin Turbo is a supercar from the late 1980s that is arguably one of the wildest from the era. Powered by a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V8, the Vector W8 produced 625 horsepower (466 kilowatts) and 649 pound-feet (880 Newton-meters) of … I also had the chance to meet him in person at an auto show in Chicago. Joined: Mar 18, 2017 Member: #6844 Messages: 912 Gender: Male Vehicle: 2015 Platinum Super White Crewmax 4X4 FFV, TRD Supercharger, Bullydog FFV Tune, 2014 Fit Kit, TRD Dual Exhaust, Sequoia Front Sway Bar, TRD Rear Sway Bar, TRD Skid Plate, TRD Pro Grill, 040 White Mirror Covers, 040 White Door Handles, Ready Lift 3"/2", Anzo 3rd Brake Light, Winjet LED Tail Lights, LED Fog … Thank you for the background and epilogue on Vector. And while the brand tried to make a comeback with the Lamborghini-powered M12 later in the 1990s, sales of that model were somehow even less stellar than the W8. I would gladly own one. Unfortunately, running a supercar company is hard. The Vector W8 Twin Turbo was first shown to the public in 1990, it totally electrified the global motoring press and provided the Americans with their own hypercar – to compete with the likes of Lamborghini, Ferrari and Porsche. The transmission is a three-speed automatic, a General Motors find as well. The cars were made from 1989 to 1993.
Good time. Aeromotive Engineering: 2100-Mile 1993 Vector W8 This 1993 Vector W8 (VIN: 1V9VW2620PW048016) is said to be a one-owner example with 2,100 original miles. For us, the term hypercar basically means the top tier of supercars. Compact and relatively affordable this is how most of us first experience the supercar bug in real life for ourselves. That was proven with the W8, his first production car, which used a body made primarily out of carbon fiber, an “aircraft-like” gauge setup with reconfigurable displays, and a 3-speed automatic that could be shifted like a manual when desired. I even sat in one once. Horsepower was rated at 650 while running eight pounds of boost from the turbos. Every time a magazine tried to test one, there were massive failures – typically related to the transmission or cooling system. “I bought a Vector because it was the coolest- looking car of the day,” he says. You may be able to find records to see what it sold for then. Documented? From the first models to the latest Ferrari hypercars, we have HD wallpapers of all of them. I also was taken by the W2 and W8 in my younger days… Swore to myself that I would own one someday, but that dream is probably never going to come true.
I mean, it was in late 80s/early 90s, right?, and 3-speed auto, just the thought of it was so outdated we just couldn’t even comprehend it. Really? Why? But Wiegert seemed to be a bit more headstrong than others – and he was certainly better funded. Drivetrain Powering the Vector W8 is a 6.0-liter V-8 unit rated at … And while the brand tried to make a comeback with the Lamborghini-powered M12 later in the 1990s, sales of that model were somehow even less stellar than the W8. The story of Vector and the investors showing up with guns one night to claim the cars was legendary as well. For drivers (Dads with kids) who want the exhilaration of a sports car but prefer ample rear seat passenger room, sports sedans are a popular choices, with cars like the BMW M3 or AMG C63 on top of most people’s list. While still emerging, the electric sports cars category is starting to turn out some gems. The Mercedes-AMG SLS Electric Drive looks sinister and the R8 e-tron and new Porsche Mission E are all-electric sports cars that move the game forward. And then there’s the Andre Agassi story: apparently the world-famous tennis player took delivery of a pre-production model under the condition that he wouldn’t drive it – but he did, of course, which led to an overheating car, bad publicity, and – for Agassi – a full refund. The car has covered only 2,268 miles in its entire life. The instrument cluster also has a compass, an hour counter, and more buttons and switches than you’ll know what to do with. This original owner kept the car in his collection until this auction, so it has been well cared for. Measured? As a kid in junior high, I had high hopes for Vector.
Sure it looks cool. It’s very jet cockpit-esque. When new, Vector claimed a 0-60 mph time of 3.9 seconds, which is still fast today. This 1991 Vector W8 Twin Turbo is your ticket to Radwood greatness—rated for 625 hp and 649 lb-ft, it was claimed that as much as 1,200 hp was possible. The Porsche 911 was one of those cars. The Tesla Model S was one of those cars. They don’t exist you say. This car captured my dreams as teenager. How does a car company sell a car to someone and expect them not to drive it?? It was all marketing, all hype. Weigert was finally able to secure sufficient financial reserves by the late 1980s, and the company grew from one building and four employees to four buildings and 80 employees, enough to accomplish Weigert's dream to create his ultimate sports car. Million-dollar price tags, no compromises, gorgeous design and unparalleled performance that can’t be beat. I did read an article not long ago about a test to see if the W8 lived up to the 220 mph hype, and it actually performed as stated. Over the years we’ve compiled hundreds of thousands of Ferrari wallpapers. Specifications: 1. JW was an Art Center graduate, what do you expect? A 1993 Vector W8 recently crossed the auction block in Palm Springs, California, where it failed to sell for $950,000 against a reserve price of more than $1 million. The car was simply outrageous for its time just look at the design and style of this beast plus its aerospace inspired materials and interior. Don’t be left out—join the ranks of those who Drive Tastefully. But I’m writing about it anyway because, well, just look at it.
Sales were slow. The Vector W8 Twin Turbo had an engine which not only set the precedence of what the car itself was all about but also how future engines would be perceived – particularly in the United States. The Vector is a sophisticated U.S. made HPRV machine that takes supercar performance to the next level. Electronically, of course. The most shocking thing about the Vector W8 was how it looked. The auction results say it is a 1993, while this car was described as a 1992. He said he’d call back next week. Vector said a W8 in stock guise could reach 60 mph in around four seconds, hit a twelve second quarter mile, and achieve a 220-mph top speed – all of this back when when Ferrari and Lamborghini were struggling to crack the 200-mph barrier. With monster engines, firmer suspension systems and more aggressive looks, sport sedans are a great addition to a family garage. 1250 hp (Supercharged) 0-60 mph in 2.7 seconds. Traditionally, SUVs were built on truck frames, though more recently they are built more like cars. Small sports cars are so much fun. I actually spoke to him on the phone about the Graphic Design position. I sat in one of these as a kid. Spectacular performance and timeless design. We struck up a convo about one I tried to buy in the mid-90s that was up at Milano Motorcars, but I was not too comfortable having recently been told the Agassi story. American sports car of superlatives built in 1993 with a 600 hp 6 liter V8-engine, a body mainly made of kevlar, and a cockpit like a jet fighter. The W8 was an improved version of the company's earlier prototype, the W2.
If he could have lined up more investment money and put it into limited production in a shorter time period,… Read more », I remember the two that would show up to Crystal Cove, and Jerry L (can’t spell that last name) loved showing his off. Powered by a 625bhp 5973cc mid-mounted Donovan aluminium V8 engine with twin Garrett turbochargers and fuel injection, the Vector W8 was astonishingly fast and had an independently recorded top speed of 242 mph (389 kph) by Top Wheels magazine on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Copyright Notice. Too ugly for me to waste my time on comments, come on Petrolicious, what’s next, the Reliant Robin?
The Ford Model T was one of those cars. Become A Contributor I’m guessing this is the same car that was auctioned at Palm Springs? All hypercars are supercars, but not all supercars are hypercars. 260-275 + mph top speed (Bonneville gearing) VECTOR WX8 BIG BLOCK 10.0 liter 610 cdi Big Block
Is there any car on earth that looks cooler than this one? Some of you might say yes, but then I’d be required to inform you that I am an expert automotive journalist with roughly six months’ experience, and you are wrong. Hybrids will no longer be confined to the driveways of Toyota Prius drivers attempting to squeeze the most mileage out of a gallon of fuel, especially when companies like Porsche build the like of the hybrid 918 Spyder and McLaren the insane P1 with it’s electric unit and big twin turbo V8.
This car is set to cross the auction block on January 17.
Power in the Vector W8 is a twin-turbo 6.0-liter V8 engine pulled from the front-engined belly of a Corvette that produces 625 hp and 649 lb-ft of torque. This 1991 Vector W8 Twin Turbo is your ticket to Radwood greatness—rated for 625 hp and 649 lb-ft, it was claimed that as much as 1,200 hp was possible.
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