New Vector WX8

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Gerald Weigert was responsible for the Vector back in the ’70s. There was a limited production run and then financial difficulties during the ’80s and early ’90s. Originally powered by a turbocharged GM V8 in W8 guise, they eventually were fitted with a Lamborghini-sourced V12 in the M12 model. Well Mr. Weigert is at it again with his All-American supercar. Vector Motors sent out a press release announcing their newest offering, the Vector Avtech WX8. A race developed chassis with a bunch of aerospace technology, powered by a big V8. In this case it appears to be a Z06 mill that has been tweaked to produce 600HP, or a whopping 750 with an optional supercharger. Claimed acceleration is right in the middle of the supercar pack with 0-60 mph happening in 3.3 seconds, the quarter in 11.3 sec. at 138 mph, and a top speed of 260-270 MPH, given the proper gearing. Be sure to catch it at the LA Auto Show. Jalopnik.

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