Friday, October 30, 2020
News The story of Vector

The story of Vector

Do any of you guys remember Vector? Also known as Vector Motors Corporation? We recall the first time we heard of the American exotic car brand – André Agassi had bought one. At the time, André was a super cool dude, what with the Nike shoes and the hair…

All kidding aside, Vector, founded by Gerard Wiegert in 1978 under the name Vehicle Design Force, appeared on the car scene as a serious alternative to the established European supercar builders.

The W2 was launched that same year. Eleven years later, the W8, the one most of us remember, began production. Perhaps “production” is the wrong word as fewer than 20 were ever built. We could blame Agassi’s displeasure with his W8 and ensuing negative publicity for all but killing the brand.

The story does not end here as Wiegert launched a concept WX-3 in 1993 after which, MegaTech purchased a controlling interest in the company.

If you’re into the Vector story, there’s a video (Part 1) on YouTube that goes over many of the intricacies of the company.

Trending Now

Ford Readies Hands-Free Driving Tech For Launch

Active Drive Assist to go live Q3 2021 Ford expects 100k equipped models in first year Ford is just about ready to bring its...

Super Cruise Takes Top Spot in Massive Driver Assistance Tech Test

Super Cruise smashed Autopilot in CR testing Test shows semi-autonomous cars aren't Every new model launch brings a slightly different form of driver assistance...

Not All GMC Dealers Will Sell The Hummer EV

Some GMC dealers are standalone shops in the US. Investments will be required from dealers to sell the Hummer. Only about half of...

Report: FCA/PSA Stellantis Merger to Get Regulatory Approval

Deal would create 4th largest automaker Both FCA and PSA looking to slash costs, increase profits The deal to marry Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and...

Montreal And Toronto Auto Shows To Go Virtual

Blame the ongoing pandemic. Initial discussions for virtual auto shows began earlier this year, before COIVD. The idea will be to virtually walk...
Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.