VECTOR AVTECH WX3 SUPERCAR WORLD PREMIERED AT GENEVA MOTOR SHOW; MOST POWERFUL AND ADVANCED AMERICAN-BUILT SUPERCAR EVER
VECTOR AVTECH WX3 SUPERCAR WORLD PREMIERED AT GENEVA MOTOR SHOW;
MOST POWERFUL AND ADVANCED AMERICAN-BUILT SUPERCAR EVER
GENEVA, Switzerland, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The entirely new, all- American Vector A-WX3 exotic luxury supercar made its international debut today at the Salon International De L'Automobile De Geneve. The Vector A-WX3 combines advanced NASA derived aerospace engineering with sleek and aggressive styling for performance-minded investors and collectors.
Evoking visions of how performance vehicles in the 21st century may appear, the Vector A-WX3 is fully operational and embraces much of the same engineering prowess that brought the current production Vector W8 Twin Turbo International acclaim.
Among the most notable features of the new Vector A-WX3 is the highly contoured aircraft-oriented design and styling, large integrated inlets and air passage outlets, aerodynamic wing and tail section characteristic of Group C Le Mans racing cars. The bold fully functional electronically adjustable rear wing is incorporated to increase the A-WX3's aerodynamic performance throughout varying speed ranges.
"The A-WX3 is an evolutionary progression for the company and is not merely a redesign of the current W8," asserts Gerald A. Wiegert, president/founder and designer of the new car. "We realized we were a technology leader and innovator in the exotic supercar market even before the term supercar was ever used. We build an extremely high-tech performance machine for a very select clientele."
According to Wiegert, regular production could be expected to begin in early fall of 1992. With a projected price of $765,000, it positions the all "handmade" Vector A-WX3 into the very select $500,000-plus club of collectible supercars. It also places it as the most expensive and only proprietary built American production supercar ever.
A significant factor of any supercar's reputation rests in the engine bay. This is where Vector substantiates its "no compromise" reputation. The powerplant is a potent 7 liter Vector engineered all- aluminum twinturbocharged V-8 capable of producing 850-1200 horsepower with over 800 ft/lbs of torque.
While independent testing has not yet been performed, Vector anticipates 0-60 mph times in the low- to mid-three second range, and a top-end speed of 250-plus mph from the A-WX3. Testing will be conducted at Bonneville later this year.
Standard equipment includes 18-inch wheels, Formula One racing brake system, military aircraft-specification electrical wiring and switches, and military designed ATF (advanced tactical fighter) four mode menu driven displays.
Linking the tremendous horsepower with the lightweight body (a hybrid composite of undirectional carbon, nomex honeycomb panel construction), the A-WX3 has a dry weight of under 3,000 pounds. The D.O.T. crash tested and proven chassis is composed of a chrome moly tube steel roll cage, hand riveted with aircraft fasteners to an aluminum honeycomb flat floor panel. This is engineered with energy-absorbing crush zones to provide maximum occupant protection for high speed autobahn touring.
Never sacrificing advanced design or luxury for raw speed, all Vector supercars are painstakingly handcrafted with intricate attention to flawless detail and custom build to the owner's individual specifications. "We account for whether the driver is tall or short, then tailor the necessary adjustments in the cockpit to ensure a perfect man-to-machine fit," explains Wiegert.
Vector is considered to be one of the few exotic supercar manufacturers to enjoy such "common" standard luxury appointments as optional three across seating featured in the A-WX3 (highlighted by a unique fold-down center console), high-output air conditioning, state- of-the-art sound system, full function electronic seating, all leather interior, cruise control and many
other unique features never found in other supercars. This is a high performance machine a driver can live with and drive every day.
Located near the Port of Los Angeles in Wilmington, Calif., Vector Aeromotive Corp. (NASDAQ: VCAR) currently employs 75 full-time personnel in its headquarters and manufacturing facilities which occupy a total of more than 50,000 square feet. The company will continue manufacturing the updated 1992 Vector W8, and is delivering, on average, two W8's per month to customers worldwide.
/NOTE: Photos and color slides are available upon request.
/CONTACT: Barry Toepke of Spinnaker Communications, 916-482-7988/
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