The ultimate RADwood ride: Purple Vector W8 to be auctioned by RM Sotheby's

One of just 17 – and did I mention it's purple?

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The Vector W8 is one of, if not THE most insane supercars of the early 90s. 6.0 Liters of Chevrolet V8 sits behind the cockpit, strapping twin-turbochargers. This thing blitzed down the quarter-mile in 12 seconds flat.

Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

It could slice it's way to 60mph in 4.2 ticks. Vector claimed it would top out at 242mph, rocking scissor doors and pop-down headlights the whole way. Chassis No. 9, dipped in grape soda paint, is a one-owner car heading to RM Sotheby's Arizona auction later this month.

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Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

Sadly, only 17 of these cars were built for the public. This one's been with the same owner since new and has traveled 2,200 miles. This Vector has all the cool options like the case for the removable sunroof, the aerodynamic rear plate cover, and you better believe the ownership VHS tape is still in the glovebox. There's a cassette deck in the digital dash, plus a 10-disc changer for your entire Soundgarden and Pearl Jam collection. This is how America did supercars.

Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

RM Sotheby's Arizona auction takes place from January 16th-17th at the Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix. RM estimates the car to get a winning bid between $300,000 and $450,000 but it is being offered without reserve. This is a one-in-17 chance to own one of these Vectors – you won't get an opportunity to be RADwood Royalty very often.

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Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

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Comments (48)

  • Waiting for Doug DeMuro.

      1 year ago
    • He's already done it about 3 weeks ago. Worth checking out

        1 year ago
    • He did two fantastic videos! It's just a pity we only see him while driving it, no other angles like a camera car following him.

        1 year ago
  • This is so 80s I'm expecting Hulk Hogan to challenge it for the WWF Championship

      1 year ago
  • I love these! They were fascinating cars.

      1 year ago
  • Can't work out if this car is beautiful, or weird, or that it being the latter makes it the former...

      1 year ago
  • HOT F*CKING DAMN

    I NEVER KNEW I NEED ED A PURPLE VECTOR IN MY LIFE

      1 year ago
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