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      09-20-2009 09:08 PM #3
      Instrumentation straight out of a submarine!
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      09-20-2009 09:10 PM #4
      I can't believe there are cars now with about 1/2 of this thing's hp and running the same times 0-60.

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      09-20-2009 09:13 PM #5
      Quote, originally posted by JDMpire »
      Instrumentation straight out of a submarine!

      Jet fighter actually. They were military-spec aircraft switches.


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      09-20-2009 09:14 PM #6
      Quote, originally posted by someguy123 »
      I can't believe there are cars now with about 1/2 of this thing's hp and running the same times 0-60.

      The 0-60 time is easy to acheive. The 218 MPH top speed is another story.


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      09-20-2009 09:22 PM #7
      Transverse [mid-ship] V8. Wild!

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      09-20-2009 09:35 PM #8
      Anyone else excited for this?

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      09-20-2009 09:44 PM #9
      Quote, originally posted by someguy123 »
      I can't believe there are cars now with about 1/2 of this thing's hp and running the same times 0-60.

      I blame the 3 speed auto.


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      09-20-2009 09:49 PM #10
      Quote, originally posted by GsR »

      I blame the 3 speed auto.

      If anything, that helps the 0-60 time. As the article states, it hit 60mph in 1st gear - no time wasted shifting gears. If the car wasn't geared for a 218 MPH top speed, the 0-60 time would have been even lower.


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      09-20-2009 10:15 PM #11
      625bhp and only a 4.2 0-60?? A breathed on STI could probably do that, lol. I bet that thing would be a hoot to drive, it just looks ridiculous and that dash is just funny looking. I like it
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      09-20-2009 10:22 PM #12
      Quote, originally posted by B3passatBMX »
      A breathed on STI could probably do that, lol.

      Can a STI hit 218 MPH?


    13. 09-20-2009 10:23 PM #13
      Quote, originally posted by B3passatBMX »
      625bhp and only a 4.2 0-60?? A breathed on STI could probably do that, lol. I bet that thing would be a hoot to drive, it just looks ridiculous and that dash is just funny looking. I like it

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      09-20-2009 10:28 PM #14
      Quote, originally posted by MEIN_VW »

      Can a STI hit 218 MPH?

      No not even close, but was I talking about top speed?

      Quote, originally posted by BlitzAction »

      Traction..

      True, I would guess traction and launch control weren't exactly around to help this thing.

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      09-20-2009 10:36 PM #15
      Quote, originally posted by B3passatBMX »
      625bhp and only a 4.2 0-60?? A breathed on STI could probably do that, lol. I bet that thing would be a hoot to drive, it just looks ridiculous and that dash is just funny looking. I like it

      good luck getting an sti to trap 124 in the quarter mile without a crap load of money dumped into the motor.


    16. 09-20-2009 10:42 PM #16
      0-60 times are such a stupid way to judge a sports car 0-60 has more to do with traction than anything.
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    17. 09-20-2009 10:45 PM #17
      The Toronado's engine (and transmission) was longitudinal, with a differential at the front like a T. This car must have its own diff casing (like most transverse FWD cars of the time) - no mention of it in the article. I wonder how they changed the diff output to the drive shafts? Was it one of the custom-made parts mentioned? I'd think it would have been explained but it wasn't.

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      09-20-2009 10:46 PM #18
      I think that car was brilliant, shame they stopped making them.

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      09-20-2009 10:49 PM #19
      Quote, originally posted by B3passatBMX »

      No not even close, but was I talking about top speed?

      Look at the final drive ratio - hell the thing is turning 1955 RPM @ 60 MPH in top gear. The Vector was designed for top speed. With a shorter final drive ratio (which would reduce top speed) the 0-60 time would drop. 0-60 times are for normal cars. Supercars are all about top speed - though it's 0-60 time was pretty damn impressive back in 1990.



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      09-20-2009 10:50 PM #20
      Imagine the acceleration and lateral g stats if It had new r-compounds...



    21. 09-20-2009 11:26 PM #21
      anyone remember hearing about some sort of "standoff" w/ police at their facility a few years ago-can't remember any specifics

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      09-22-2009 09:22 PM #23
      Anyone remember this car in Gran Turismo 2? The three-speed made it pretty amusing to play with.

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      09-22-2009 09:23 PM #24
      I love this car. I would love to see what it would do in the 0-100-0 that I believe C&D does sometimes?
      Whatever, Id like to see it. Or at least read about it.
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      09-22-2009 09:25 PM #25
      that black one just looks evil i love it

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      09-22-2009 09:35 PM #26
      I live two doors from a white one. Owner worked in Wiegert's shop building them and recovered the car from an inattentive owner. It's quite a piece of machinery.
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      09-22-2009 09:39 PM #27
      the black one looks like a big dressed up last gen camaro
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      09-22-2009 09:40 PM #28
      Thats really cool, could you get pics? I heard that they only actually made 2 and just painted them different colors for promos to make it look like they were in higher production.
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      02-16-2012 06:57 PM #29
      Seeing the recent C&C thread today made me remember the one I saw in '06. Thought I'd add some pics I took.







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      02-16-2012 06:59 PM #30
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      02-16-2012 07:08 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by tehAndy View Post
      Anyone remember this car in Gran Turismo 2? The three-speed made it pretty amusing to play with.
      Man, this was my favorite car in that game. I used it as exclusively as I could.

      I still think this is an awesome car. The 3 speed automatic is kinda weird, but I guess it works fine. Wasn't Wiegert kind of shady?

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      02-16-2012 07:21 PM #32
      The vector and zender are 2 of my favorite cars.


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      02-16-2012 08:07 PM #33
      Those are teh awesomeness. I love the whole mystique and over-the-topness of those early vectors, as well as the little stories surrounding like the lock-out and the agassi mishap. Talk about one man's vision coming to fruition, albeit it a disappointing and protracted sort of way. Kind of reminds of the tucker story. But yeah, nifty stuff.

      P.S. I like 3 speed automatics
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      02-16-2012 09:57 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by Mylife View Post
      Anyone else excited for this?
      It's like a Camaro had sex with a Supra and pooped out a Vector. I kinda like it.
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      02-16-2012 10:53 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by atomicalex View Post
      I live two doors from a white one. Owner worked in Wiegert's shop building them and recovered the car from an inattentive owner. It's quite a piece of machinery.
      I, for one, would love to see some pictures and get a good story from this.

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