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A modern day Vector W8?


What would a modern day Weigert Vector W8 look like if it were still alive? One of our very own Dieselstation readers sent me these renders he made of what he thinks the new W8 should look like. I think it looks fantastic! the shape is wedgey like most modern supercars, and yet it's still instantly recognizable as a W8. Continue reading for more pictures..

If you have no idea what a W8 is, it was an american supercar back in the late 80's and early 90's that was VERY ahead of its time. The car was made of carbon kevlar which at the time was state of the art, and was powered by a twin turbocharged V8 making 625hp. The car was rated at 200+ mph, but achieved 242mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats. That top speed still could have gone much higher as the car was hindered by a smaller engine and a big drag heavy wing. Who knows what the real top speed could have been? Those kinds of numbers are still deadly even for supercars of today! The design of the car was inspired heavily from fighter jets and most noticeable in the interior. It featured huge spans of switches, gears, and display panels much like the cockpit of a fighter plane. An original Vector W8 is pictured below.



Thanks to Stefan Shulze for these 3D renders and wallpapers.

A modern day Vector W8?

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