• Nov 14th 2007 at 8:34PM
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click image above for more pics of the Vector Avtech WX-8

Remember the new Vector we told you about yesterday, the one we likened to a previous gen Camaro? Believe it or not, the Vector Avtech WX-8 looks way worse in person. But don't let that turn you off. This is clearly just a prototype and although the overall shape may stay the same, there are a lot of tasty nuggets we learned about the car from stopping at its booth here in LA. First of all, the engine will be longitudinally mounted, not transverse. Secondly, besides that 7.0L V8 with its twin-turbo setup, there will also be an optional upgrade to a single whippled marine mill that should pump out somewhere north of 750 HP. If that seems too tame, you can opt for a twin-supercharged version that promises a whopping 1850 HP (!). The performance stats for that one are listed as 0-60 in 2.5, the quarter in a superbike-like 10.0, and a top speed of 275 MPH+. Well, that plus sign after the 275 can make it 300 MPH with Bonneville gearing, according to Vector. By the time this thing reaches production, we wouldn't doubt claims of 3,000 HP and 400 MPH knowing Vector. And as a slightly veiled slap at a certain super-Lambo displayed just on the other side of the wall, there is a huge photo of an F-22 Raptor behind the Vector to remind us of the inspiration and aeromotive engineering behind it. No pricing or production dates were announced though, so stay tuned.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Same Wiegert, different day/year/decade.

      And your buying it?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Anyone see dodge stratus in the front?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Yeah, it's definitely a bit too 'cab-forward' for me.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Next year they are going to release this in a GT version that puts out 100 billion horsepower at the wheel!

      Really folks, how long did it take Bugatti to make something stable at 1000 hp? Now some fly by night company is pushing 2k? I bet it runs off of cold fusion too!
        • 7 Years Ago
        well, in all fairness, its not a big deal to push up boost and keep "tweaking" to get insane HP figures (although that 1800+ figure is sort of ... umm...), but the point is, is it reliable?

        Can the rest of the car *truly* handle it, or will it end up like the Hennessey Viper that blows out diffs when you actually try to use it?

        People love to slam the Veyron all the time with comments like "zomg look I gotz 1000 horsepowers!" What their narrow minds do not understand is that there is much more to the Veyron than just four turbos and a large engine.

        The rest of the car was specifically engineering to be able to actually handle that much power in a controllable way - not just able to survive a few minutes around a track. It's also a refined ride, not stripped out with a rollcage and four point harness.

        All this Vector stuff just sounds like a whole lot of hype to me. Hennessey reinvented, but worse.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I love it. I've always liked Wiegert; his thinking, and his designs. He may not be the most successful business man in history, but damn it all if he doesn't try and have the passion!!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      what is wrong with u?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I didn't know they were still making the 2002 Camaro!
        • 7 Years Ago
        they should have just brought back the prototype Vector from the late 90s -that was an awesome looking car
      • 7 Years Ago
      BEAT IT FOOL! x1850!
      • 7 Years Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      1) This post has nothing to do with the GT-R
      2) You're possibly the first spammer I've ever seen that actually responds to comments. Amazing, you're even dumber than I thought.

      Freakin spammer.
      T. Munday
      • 7 Years Ago
      I always find it disturbing when a company builds a car seemingly solely to have a few impressive bullet points.

      As others have said, unfounded and wild-ass huge/small numbers are pretty much meaningless if the car is ugly as sin, unreliable, and atop a useless chassis. The Veyron is so much more then a bullet list...unless an upstart can afford around $1B in R&D and $5M a car, they can never hope to truly unseat the Veyron as the greatest car ever made.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Those numbers.......I have no clue what to say to them, thats almost completely unfathomable.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Price: One ton of fairy dust
      Delivery date: November 31st
      Destination: over the rainbow

      It's fine to dream, but we already have this. It's called the Saleen S7.
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