Vector W8 is an American supercar which has caused fear in a Ferrari, Lamborghini or Porsche
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Vector W8 is an American supercar that caused fear in Ferrari, Lamborghini or Porsch. The early 90's was an ideal platform for fighting egos-especially when it comes to reaching record highs for production cars. After the British McLaren F1 supercar reached a speed of 391 km / h in 1988, crowned the owner of the fastest production car, a very little-known American firm decided to "steal" this title of the English model.
We are talking about the Vector W8, a model developed by entrepreneur and inventor Gerald Wiegert (hence the letter "W") together with David, they put all the experience of working with boats and aircraft into this machine.
Vector Motors was founded in 1978 in California, but it wasn't until 1989, with the introduction of the W8, that the tiny American brand managed to attract the attention of audiences around the world. And that's because the model reached a top speed of 389 km / h on the salt track in Bonneville Salt Flats, becoming semi-officially the fastest production car on the planet.
Despite this, the Vector W8 was faster than the Ferrari, Lamborghini, or Porsche models of the time, and it was much more expensive.