The worlds Worst Supercars of All Time
VECTOR W2 Year produced 1980
Designed in the Star Trek inspired style of the 1970s and 80s, Jerry Wiegerts Vector W2 flabbergasted the automotive world.A Lamborghini Countach of the period could approach 200 mph, so Vector claimed the W2 could top 230 but it could have claimed 15,000 mph for all it mattered. (The penchant for absurdist claims about the Vector survived at least into the past decade, e.g., 1850 plus hp, 260 or 270 mph, WX 8 hypertech performance vehicle. ) Of course, the W2 never cracked its claimed target speed, perhaps because the chiseled, severely dated styling conceals a pedestrian GM small block V 8, turbocharged and mated to a Turbo Hydra matic three speed automatic.In contrast to the humble powertrain, one practically had to be an astronaut to comprehend the W2s dashboard, which relayed every conceivable bit of vehicle data, including fuel pressure and transmission oil pressure. The single example built was updated several times, but Wiegert seems to have spent as much time courting investors and battling with business partners as he did building supercars.It took nine years for an evolution of this car, the W8, to be assembled for a customer.