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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

helf wrote:
Now that you mentioned it, it does...

Wow, I had forgotten about Vectors!

I had seen one of those on a car show years ago, first time I've heard one mentioned since then, actually. :)

i wonder how much they sell for :|

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vector_Supercars


I think the dude that owned Vector it was a wee bit mad, Gerry Weigert or somthing he was called, he sold the company then got fired and then changed all the locks and security codes at the company and held a sit in.

I know one of the cars was tested here in the 80 back in the late 80's and it was hellish quick, I think it had variable boost from 850 HP to about 1500HP (nutter mode), it had an ally small block or big block based on a Chevy with OHC heads, I think it was designed by Reeves Callaway and Donovon Engineering. Madness, he really hated Italian supercars with a passion.
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helf



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Location: Alabama, USA

PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it used a biturbo'd v8 of sorts... The top speed is apparently unknown...

The british show 'top gear' or whatever its called got ot test them out. They were not allowed to do a topspeed test :)

Also, when you got near ~200 the cars would lift off the ground due to poor aerodynamics apparently.


1500hp? 'nutter mode', thats awesome Wink
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