|Appears in||Gran Turismo 2|
|Engine||6.0L Rodeck V8|
|Max Power||634 HP|
|Max Torque||630.0 lb-ft|
|Weight||3,417 pounds (1,550 kg)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||2.44 kg (5.4 lb) per horsepower|
The Vector W8 (stylised as Wiegert Vector W-8 TwinTurbo in-game) was a supercar produced from 1989 to 1993. It was produced by Vector Aeromotive, and was codesigned by Gerald Wiegert and David Kostka. Vector claimed that it used the latest and most advanced aerospace materials and design principles, which Vector then said justified applying the term "Aeromotive" to the car. Just 19 of these things were produced (17 production cars and two concepts, the W2 and the Avtech WX-3 and WX-3R with a prototype of the 7-liter double-overhead-cam TT engine), making it one of the world's rarest cars.
The twin-turbocharged Wiegert Vector W8 model only appears in Gran Turismo 2.
There are 4 colors available for this vehicle, they are unnamed in-game:
Essentially, all the W8 is is an upgrade of the Vector W2. Some minor changes were made to the body, such as lowering the front fascia and splitter. The frame, an aluminum honeycomb semi-monococue, is put together with roughly 5000 aircraft-spec rivets. Everything on it was meant to last a lifetime. For instance, the body is almost completely carbon fibre and Kevlar, both of which are known for strength and lightness.
The engine is a resleevable Rodeck V8 engine with an amazing 625 bhp (466 kW) at 5700 rpm and 630 lb·ft (854 N·m) of torque.
The W8 could reportedly go up to 220 miles an hour, but one of the prototypes the W2, was recorded at 242 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats. It's remarkable to mention that this was reached while still using the high-downforce wing.
After this, the car was brought back to the wind tunnel and had its drag coefficient reduced to just 0.32cd prior to the Department of Transportation's crash test.
Along the car's lifespan, subtle upgrades were made to the car's bodywork, so that it generated substantially more downforce than the W2. This included the removal of a sunroof after buffeting was discovered at top speed.
This car can be purchased at the Vector dealership for 420,000 Credits.
- This car, along with the RUF CTR2 Sport and Aston Vantage, are among the most expensive road cars available for purchase in Gran Turismo 2, if road cars purchasable from the Special sections of the dealerships are not counted.
- The W8 was the fastest production car tested by Road & Track magazine for the year of 1992. It was then beaten by the McLaren F1 in 1993.
- ↑ Mid-engined; Rear-Wheel Drive