Vector WX-8

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The Vector WX8 prototype on display at the 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show

The Vector WX8 is a sports car prototype released under development at Vector Motors. It was first shown officially to the public in 2007 revealing the development and the company`s ambitious intentions of creating a next generation sportscar successor to their previous models. Vector claims the WX8 may achieve a top speed of 270 mph (430 km/h) and a zero-to-60 mph time as low as 2.3 seconds for the version of the car equipped with a 10-litre turbocharged engine. This engine is described variously on the company's website as being capable of "1800+ HP", "1850+ HP", and "over 1250 horsepower".[1]

It was criticized by an automotive journalist[2][not in citation given] and car enthusiasts[citation needed] for its use of Toyota Supra Mark IV headlamps and a front end that resembles the fourth-generation Chevrolet Camaro. The design of the prototype test vehicle though has continued to evolve and seen various changes since.

As of early 2014 Vector has reported little activity in regards to the WX8 project, although they have made no indications as to the WX8 being scrapped or 'shelved'.


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