An American SuperCar of the 1980's that used a motor based on the Chevy 350 putting out 650 hp to the rear wheels. The motor was aluminum with twin turbos and sat behind the seats, but in front of the rear wheels (rear mid engine). It had jacknife doors like a Lamborghini. Vector Aeromotive was started by Jerry Weigert. It was later purchased by Proton, who also owned Lamborghini for awhile. Therefore, later Vectors had Lamborghini motors.
The Vector W2 (and W8) was in the same vein as Ferrari and Lamborghini, but the original versions with their American mechanicals were more akin to the GT40, Mangusta, Pantera, Saleen S7, Mosler, and new Ford GT.
by Jeff Goven July 02, 2006