The legendary Vector W8 is a wedge-shaped, V8 powered monster they presented in 1990. It was an ambitious project by the Vector Aeromotive Corporation. They wanted to produce the most advanced supercar in the world by using aeronautical technology and materials in car production. The W8 had a space frame chassis with a Kevlar body they reinforced with a special kind of plastic.
Under the engine cover was a typical American powerhouse in the form of a Chevrolet small block V8. They paired it with twin turbochargers to produce 625 HP, which was an impressive figure. The company claimed that at full boost, the 6.0-liter twin turbo engine was capable of 1,200 HP. However, they suggested drivers not use the full boost for extended periods of time, since it would affect the durability of the engine itself.
The Vector W2 cost $450,000, which was an enormous sum for the day. Despite being in numerous movies, TV shows, and computer games, it failed to translate that to sales success. When they ended production in 1993, the Vector Aeromotive Company managed to produce only 22 examples of this fantastic American supercar.