Case 10 - Vector Aeromotive Corporation

The Vector WX-3 is a prototype automobile created by Vector Aeromotive Corporation of Wilmington, California. Founder Gerald Wiegert planned for it to have a range of engines up to a 1000 hp (746 kW) 7.0L DOHC V8 motor, but this engine was never completed. If the engine would have been completed, you would have been able to fine tune it to reach speeds at over 253 mph (miles per hour). But, instead the WX-3 used the same Rodeck resleevable turbocharged V8 from the W8. The WX-3 cost $1,000,000 to build and can be considered to be Wiegert's dream car. Even though the W8 was flawed, most of the flaws that plagued it were worked out in the WX-3. Wiegert planned for the WX-3 to go in production, but Megatech bought Vector and fired Wiegert. Wiegert initiated several lawsuits and copyrighted the designs, stamping out any hopes of the WX-3 of going in production. Originally the WX-3 Coupe was painted silver but was later re-painted in an aquablue/green color in which it remains today.

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Thank you once again for providing Vector Aeromotive Corporation and Vehicle Design Force with the opportunity to participate in the Invention Convention ‘88 at the Pasadena Convention Center , September 15-18. The show proved to be a tremendous success, both for the Vector W-2 and the Ramwing WX-1. As expected, your management staff conducted the show with impeccable efficiency and organization. In addition, the media coverage of the convention was excellent, and the attendance more than fulfilled our expectations.

Case Study- Vector Aeromotive Corporation

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The Vector W8 is an American supercar produced from 1990 to 1993. It was manufactured by Vector Aeromotive Corporation, and was designed by Gerald Wiegert and David Kostka. The company utilized the newest and most advanced aerospace materials in building the W8s, which they said justified applying to ...