Glenn from youtube channel Glenns Car Collection tells us everything we need to know about the Vector W8. The Vector W8 is an American supercar. The Vector W8 is a rare automobile with only 19 built, 17 sold to customers and 2 prototypes.
It was manufactured by Vector Aeromotive Corporation, and designed by Gerald Wiegert in partnership with David Kostka.The car was based around a Rodeck resleevable, modified Chevrolet 350 ci 5.7 L V8 racing engine coupled to a custom three-speed transmission.
The engine had twin turbochargers, and produced an advertised 650 bhp at 5700 rpm and 649 lb-ft of torque on 8 lbs of boost.The design of the W8 was inspired by the Alfa Romeo Carabo, which had a futuristic aerodynamic design. The W8 combined the design characteristics of the Carabo with technologies and geometry from fighter jets of the era.
The interior was upholstered in premium leather and suede, along with wool carpeting and floor mats. Electrically adjustable Recaro leather seats and a premium air-conditioning system completed the luxurious interior. Vector claimed the W8 could reach a projected top speed of 242 mph (389 km/h), with acceleration from 0–60 mph (0–97 km/h) achievable in a time of 3.9 seconds./wikipedia