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NASA 2002 TECHNOLOGY SHOW PREMIERES VECTOR AVTECH WX3 250 MPH SUPERCAR TO TOP AEROSPACE INDUSTRY LEADERS

All-American Vector Supercar, Derived from NASA's Space Research,
 Commended for Technological Advances
 BALTIMORE, Nov. 30 ~PRNewswire~ -- The Vector Avtech WX3 supercar is a direct result of technology transfer of American aerospace technology to American automotive design, believes Joseph Pramberger, editor of NASA Tech Briefs, the official technical publication of NASA. "While the NASA technology show may at first appear to be an unlikely host for an automobile presentation, Vector Aeromotive Corp.'s (NASDAQ: VCAR) use of aerospace technology is pure brilliance and is an integral, relevant part of our exhibition," said Pramberger.
 The Vector W8, the company's first production supercar, was the crowd favorite at last year's show, attracting major media attention for the show, asserted Pramberger. The Avtech WX3, like its predecessor, the Vector W8, can trace its origin to the aerospace industry. And, according to America's preeminent supercar designer and Vector Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gerald Wiegert, the WX3 and W8 "are an engineer or scientist's fantasy."
 For the second consecutive year, NASA has invited and featured Vector Aeromotive's participation in America's high technology show, which is an annual symposium for many of America's highly regarded aerospace institutions, scientists, engineers and designers. In San Jose, Calif., last year, NASA featured the production Vector W8 model, which attracted the NASA show's largest crowds, media interest and substantial favorable interest from exhibitors and attendees. This year NASA organizers believe the Vector WX3 will be a standout publicity element because of the new car's major international auto show exposure, eye-catching fighter aircraft design and aerospace- derived construction and high-tech materials applications.
 In making the WX3 notably different from the W8, Wiegert and his engineering staff were intent on ensuring that the WX3's aerodynamic design be confirmed and calibrated for ultra-high-speed performance and stability. With a projected top speed of 250-plus mph, aerodynamic stability and occupant safety and minimal drag were paramount concerns.
 The WX3's one-piece body is constructed of Kevlar(R) and carbon fiber. By utilizing primarily carbon fiber-skinned laminate panels with Nomex(R) honeycomb cores, engineers were able to reduce weight throughout the car.
 Indicative of the vehicle's technological advances and aerospace heritage is the menu-driven reconfigurable, electroluminescent instrument display panel. Drivers are treated to a full driver- controlled menu of system functions, including frequent monitoring of the engine's vital statistics. Vector is the only auto manufacturer to use such advanced electronics technology.
 The heart of the WX3 is a proprietary-built 7-liter, all- aluminum, 32-valve, 4-cam twin-turbocharged V8, capable of producing up to 1,200 horsepower. Final performance testing is currently underway at the company's Wilmington, Calif., facility. Vector supercars have passed all federal Department of Transportation crashworthiness and Environmental Protection Agency standards for all 50 states. Vectors are the fastest, most powerful street legal automobiles on the planet.
 Unlike most supercars, interior styling and comfort is not sacrificed for the sake of performance. Standard equipment on the Avtech includes a fully electronic three-abreast seating system, which is accomplished by a fold-down center console, a rare feature in a supercar; a custom-designed Infinity(TM) 10-speaker sound system employing revolutionary NASA-derived miniaturized digital amplifiers; ABS; and a driver's side air bag, among many other refinements.
 "In order to build the finest supercars, the finest materials, components and technologies must be used," asserts Wiegert. "We pride ourselves on using American aerospace technology, engineering and no-compromise substance to produce an all-American product that is unrivaled throughout the world."
 The NASA Technology Show will be held on Dec. 1-3 at the Baltimore Convention Center.
 For additional information on the NASA Technology Show, call NASA Tech Briefs at 212-490-3999. For information on Vector Aeromotive Corp., call 310-522-5500.
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 ~CONTACT: Barry Toepke of Gaylord Public Relations, 916-446-9800, for Vector Aeromotive~
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