The Vector M12 is an American supercar that never really made it. Children of the 1980s and 1990s that read too many issues of Car and Driver growing up tend to have a soft spot for all things Vector, but the Lamborghini-powered machine just couldn't make a go of it with a price tag of nearly $200,000 when it was new in 1995.

Still, that doesn't mean we don't get a little addlepated on a rare instance of seeing the M12 in action, even if the sighting is a virtual one. Case in point is the video below, where YouTube user DtRockstar1 profiles two of the fourteen cars ever produced. The multiple-angle GoPro video setup might be a little shaky, but its clear the the M12 still moves and sounds like a very rare vehicle indeed.

Oh, one of the M12s is wearing the most patriotic livery we've ever seen this side of an Indy 500 pace car, too. Dig in below.


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      dearest rat
      • 1 Year Ago
      The W8 has aged much better than this, and is still quite a looker!
      Soccer Mom
      • 1 Year Ago
      W8 is the only Vector - an American supercar. W12 on the picture is a real non-American car - an Indonesian re-bodied Lambo with everything about it screaming "Lambo".
      • 1 Year Ago
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      fike
      • 1 Year Ago
      Funny, I remember the Vector way before 95 with an American twin-turbo V8.
      Doctor Device
      • 1 Year Ago
      it looks like a car out of the GTA games, bits of real cars glued up and painted over to make something that looks LIKE a car you've seen in real life... or like a lamborghini that has had all of the crazy methodically buffed out.
      Michael C.
      • 1 Year Ago
      That 3-wipers-on-one-arm setup looks interesting, I'd like to see that in action.
      ucvideo
      • 1 Year Ago
      This thing has a front end that only a mother could love.
      John J
      • 1 Year Ago
      LOL that interior is a joke compared to my old 91' Acura Legend.
      fike
      • 1 Year Ago
      Funny, I remember the Vector long before 95 with a twin turbo V8.
      Judah Richardson
      • 1 Year Ago
      Unfortunately the Vector was just horribly ugly even in comparison the contemporary supercars.
      machineman
      • 1 Year Ago
      the real Vector is the W8 from the early 90's created by Gerald Weigart who was Elon Musk before Elon Musk and not this POS kit car with Lambo running gear http://takkformat.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/1992_vector_w8.jpg?w=720&h=435
        dearest rat
        • 1 Year Ago
        @machineman
        From the top view it looks like the 007 Lotus submarine...
        zero
        • 1 Year Ago
        @machineman
        With a little research, the W8 is itself inspired from the 1968 Bertone Alfa Romeo Carabo Concept. http://www.carbodydesign.com/archive/2009/07/02-bertone-alfa-romeo-carabo-concept/
      Bobby Robinson
      • 1 Year Ago
      Well, I hate to go there, but this thing was hot in 1995 kind of like a few women I had my eye on back then. But now, not so much. Father time can really be a bastard sometimes..
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