Ad Proves The Vector W2 Was Wind Tunnel Tested Using Cigarette Smoke

It's not easy to start your own supercar company, and Jerry Wiegert had no illusions about the price of carbon fiber. Luckily, the tobacco industry had plenty of cash to pay for his toys in exchange for a good publicity shot. » 3/17/15 1:21pm 3/17/15 1:21pm

Holy Wiegert! There's A Brand New Vector Chassis On eBay For Just $68K

It's not every day you get a chance to buy a brand new Vector chassis from 1978, but a W2 prototype's most important part just found its way to Ebay. Just think of the possibilities for a second! » 1/06/15 9:46am 1/06/15 9:46am

Rare Vector Promo Video Is Miami Vice Meets Top Gun With John DeLorean

Of the millions of people living in homes across the country, few achieve the success to live in the ultimate. Millions of people climb towering mountains throughout the world. Few achieve the skills to climb the ultimate. Millions of people drive cars throughout the world. Few achieve the success to drive the… » 7/18/14 1:25pm 7/18/14 1:25pm

Rare Vector W8 Crash Test Footage Proves America's Supercar Was Safe

Gerald Wiegert's company claimed they've created "the ultimate in automotive design, power, comfort and safety" with the Vector W8. It seems from this crash test that at least the last was true. » 7/16/14 12:50pm 7/16/14 12:50pm

OMG You Guys, Here's A Vector W8 Twin Turbo For Sale!

Is This A Crazy Experimental Aircraft Hiding Behind Vector’s Factory?

Who remembers Vector? Back in the 90s, they were creating some angular and outlandish super cars , and somehow they're still around today, likely performing all manner of unholy mechanical experiments. How else can you explain these massive parts of a something in their back yard? » 6/30/14 4:14pm 6/30/14 4:14pm

​The Five Most Fantastic Vanity Cars

The Youabaian Puma debuted earlier this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show, and I think it's great. It's hilarious, it's loud, and its logo is possibly a thong covering the globe. And that's what's great about all vanity cars – they are always unique. » 11/23/13 12:40pm 11/23/13 12:40pm

These Are The Best/Worst Car Press Shots Ever

There has never been a car that says “Yes I have Chlamydia and yes I have coke” quite like the Vector W2 Twin Turbo. Its PR photos are as hilariously bad/good as you’d expect. No, they’re actually better/worse. » 3/26/13 5:46pm 3/26/13 5:46pm

Charred Vector M12 Proves Fiberglass Body Can't Hide Italian Supercar…

If you've never heard of a Vector M12, we can't say we are shocked, only 18 were built between 1995 and 1999 before the company folded for the same reasons most small exotic car companies don't make it—mismanagement, cash flow issues and lack of sales. » 4/07/12 12:30pm 4/07/12 12:30pm

1999 Vector M12 for a Myth-Busting $139,900!

In technology they call it vaporware. In cryptozoology it's called a cryptid. But Nice Price or Crack Pipe is all about the cars, and that's why we call it... the Vector. » 10/08/09 7:30am 10/08/09 7:30am

Top Ten Best Wedge Car Designs Of The 60s, 70s and 80s

In car design, the wedge is something we can appreciate. Here's our list of the top ten most influential wedge-shaped designs of the 60s, 70s and 80s. » 12/30/08 12:00pm 12/30/08 12:00pm

LA Auto Show: Vector WX-8 in the Flesh

When I stop and reflect about why I spend more time thinking about cars than I do, well, anything, one of the defining, transcendental moments has to be when I was around 12-years-old with my father at the LA Auto Show. In one hall they had the "other" makes including the Lamborghini LM002 and my absolute favorite,… » 11/15/07 8:15am 11/15/07 8:15am

Blasting From the Past: Vector Avtech WX8

Somewhere at the Los Angeles auto show, while the world's automakers are splaying their latest show ponies under million-dollar lighting kits, a revival of sorts is quietly taking place. Car freaks of a certain age remember the trials and triumphs of Vector as they might the rise and fall of a forgotten Hollywood… » 11/13/07 7:36am 11/13/07 7:36am

What Would Dolph Drive?

Philosophy Week is... dead! Let's get back to the business of doing business around here. How many El Caminos does it take to screw in a light bulb? Ba-doon crash. Take my editor, please! As it happens, we now have a nice backlog of user submitted QOTDs. And this creamy number has risen to the top » 8/13/07 12:00pm 8/13/07 12:00pm

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Jalopnik Poll: Noir Cars: Your Take?

Due to the rather tumultous affections of the last five women we've fallen for like a flaming lunchbag of well-overly-ripe okra dropped from 45,000 feet onto the Bonneville Salt Flats, we've developed a serious thing for Neko Case's music. It's what happens when punkers grow up, gain an appreciation for the rural and… » 1/19/07 5:00am 1/19/07 5:00am