Vector W8 Twin Turbo and other toys.

Vector W8 Twin Turbo and other toys.

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Vectorw8015

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127 posts

17 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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Hi everyone, I have a 30+ year career in the automotive industry with my career starting out at Vector Aeromotive in Wilmington California. I also am the only Vector employee with one of the 17 production W8's. Several of the owners are friends of mine and its a fairly tight nit group. I have been a ASE certified master Mechanic since 1989 in 9 categories. I have several other cars, from a Supercharged 2015 Toyota Tundra making 550hp to a Nismo Edition 350z and even a Cobra kit car in the stable. Daily driving resides with a Nissan Nismo Juke RS that is tweeked to put down some decent numbers. I am in the process of starting a new project with another member out here that is already pretty famous amongst the group, but more on that later. [url]


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Dr G

13,897 posts

197 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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What an interesting fleet; more details/photos on Vector please.

Did you get Top Trump cards in the US back in the day? That was my introduction to the model.

Vectorw8015

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127 posts

17 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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I have a very extensive collection of memorabilia on the car. I have tried to collect everything the cars have ever been featured in or on. I do have the Top Trumps card with the Vector on it. But a ton of books and magazines that the cars were featured in from around the world. [url]

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Vectorw8015

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127 posts

17 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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griffin dai

2,820 posts

104 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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Nice!!

What’s done to the Juke? 99% sure that’s our next car, we’ve got the Tekna at the moment.

Vectorw8015

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127 posts

17 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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The Juke has a 14 PSI turbosmart blow off valve, a large intercooler, a large CVT cooler as its the AWD version. A Injen 2nd cat delete down pipe, an Injen short runner cold air intake, and a few other goodies along with a UpRev tune on a Mustang AWD dyno.


Jimmy Recard

16,732 posts

134 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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Jesus, a Vector! That's almost mythical.

Very cool career and collection

distinctivedesign

54 posts

33 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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There was a good piece in CAR magazine here in the UK about the Vector back in the day, and an interview with the owner of the company (Weigert was it?? - memory working overtime).

I think Vector must have been quite pleased with the publicity, as CAR got another drive a year or so later.

Very much an automotive unicorn.

Obi Wan

2,000 posts

170 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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Interacting car. How does it compare to modern supercars?

0a

22,064 posts

149 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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Amazing! I purchased the retro top trumps cards which feature this last week and was wondering what on earth this car was!

Podie

45,819 posts

230 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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The stable is impressive, but the Vector yikes

Would love to know more about the car and your experiences at the company.

Watchman

6,032 posts

200 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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Oh man, a Vector. I've been intrigued by these since they used to occasionally featured the W2 in car magazines in the very early 1980s.

Such a cool car.

renmure

3,159 posts

179 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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I'm sure I had a poster of a Vector that was a freebie with Fast Lane Magazine way back in the 80s. I framed it and hung it on the wall of my student flat. Never really heard much of them before or since.

Captain Smerc

2,265 posts

71 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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cool Strike Force Vector cool

Prinny

1,388 posts

54 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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I knew the Vector was low, but that photo next to the Tundra just shows how low!

Genuine question, do people miss seeing the car on the road and just pull over into your space? That would feel disconcerting regardless of car, but in something as rare as this, eek!

Second question if I may be greedy - what’s it actually like to drive vs. contemporary cars? Fast goes without saying, but could you/can you/do you go to Walmart (other stores are available wink) in it?

samoht

1,344 posts

101 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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Super cool, would love to hear more about your experiences driving and working on the Vector, very rare and intriguing!

Gameface

12,870 posts

32 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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You like white cars don't you!

The Vector is lovely. Full details please.

I think we've got a winner for the next readers car thread.

Slippydiff

11,170 posts

178 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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distinctivedesign said:
There was a good piece in CAR magazine here in the UK about the Vector back in the day, and an interview with the owner of the company (Weigert was it?? - memory working overtime).

I think Vector must have been quite pleased with the publicity, as CAR got another drive a year or so later.

Very much an automotive unicorn.
Jerry or Gerry Weigert. The example used in the CAR feature was black and looked positively evil. 650hp from a twin turbo all aloooominum V8.

GravelBen

14,145 posts

185 months

Tuesday 12th February 2019
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Fantastic smile

I had a toy Vector AWX-3 as a kid, it was one of my favourites. hehe

Jayzee

2,330 posts

159 months

Tuesday 12th February 2019
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I remember seeing the launch stuff about this car and Gerry, back in the day. Yes, that car was black. I may even still have the article somewhere.