Vector W8

Daniel Turner By Daniel Turner, 31st Dec 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/13ssuj0z/
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The Vector W8 was an American sports car built by Vector Aeromotive Corporation from 1990 to 1993. The W8 was designed by Gerald Wiegert and David Kostka, using the newest and most advanced materials known to the aerospace industry at the time.

Introduction

Designed by Gerald Wiegert and David Kostka, the Vector W8 was an exotic supercar built by Vector Aeromotive Corporation. Besides its stunning bodywork, the W8 also had state of the art technology used by modern day aircraft.
Vector Aeromotive Corporation has built only 22 automobiles to date, of which 19 where W8 models. Upon its introduction, the W8 had a price tag of $450,000 and was built by special order only. Today, a Vector W8 could be found anywhere from $400,000 to over $1.5 million!

Design

The Vector W8 was designed using lightweight materials such as Carbon Fiber and Kevlar in the construction of the body. Placed behind the interior was a Chevrolet 350 cid. V8 engine mated to a custom 3-speed transmission. The engine was twin turbocharged and was capable of creating 650 horsepower at 5,700 RPM.

Performance

The Vector W8 was estimated to be capable of a 0-60 time of 4.2 seconds with a top speed of over 220 miles per hour! This won the W8 the title of the World's Fastest Production Car for 1992, meaning it outperformed Lamborghini, Ferrari, and other exotic automakers of the period. It would hold this title until the McLaren F1 took the title in 1995.

Tags

Automobiles, Cars, Racing, Sports Cars, Supercars

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author avatar Daniel Turner
I am a published author of children's books and automotive works. I am a private pilot who lives in Colorado.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
1st Jan 2015 (#)

Interesting information, thanks for this share - siva

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