The Vector W8 Is the Craziest Supercar Ever Made

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  • Published on Dec 10, 2019
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    The Vector W8 is the craziest supercar in history. Today I'm reviewing the Vector W8 to show you why it's so insane, and I'm going to show you all the quirks and features of the crazy Vector W8.
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  • Doug DeMuro
    Doug DeMuro  Month ago +4628

    Merry DougCember from the Vector W8!

    • Quinton Reed
      Quinton Reed 2 days ago

      Doug DeMuro The Gear lever was put there to resemble the throttle of a fighter jet, this car seems to be based on an F-14 tomcat, and the shifter looks strikingly similar and is in a strikingly similar location

    • Douglas Francher
      Douglas Francher 3 days ago

      Why not Doug DeCember

    • John Lord
      John Lord 4 days ago

      The Lamborghini's engine was not a V-8 though. It did not need to rev as fast to get the same horsepower.

    • v8 iroc z camaro
      v8 iroc z camaro 14 days ago

      What upset me is you not driving this beast, seeing the performance is what i was waiting for and it didnt happen😥

    • Biking with JP
      Biking with JP 14 days ago +1

      Thanks so much for taking the time to review this car in such detail... and not drive it. Seriously, I'm glad you took another video to drive the car and I'm going to watch that one next :) A testament to how truly unique this car is :)

  • Griffin Stead
    Griffin Stead 32 minutes ago

    Bruh, you said you were in New Jersey, you uploaded this on December and it’s summer outside

  • Ima Gumby
    Ima Gumby 38 minutes ago

    Those rear latches are exactly the same as my FIAT X/1-9
    (so is the trunk space)

  • Joaquim Thomas
    Joaquim Thomas 49 minutes ago

    Design Team: how much leather should we put?
    Manager: Yes

  • Cory & Kristin Barry

    I believe that fuel door is an aviation fuel door.

  • Jordan Balzer
    Jordan Balzer Hour ago

    From the rear it looks like the cybertruck

  • bwg bwg
    bwg bwg Hour ago

    I would love to take Tatjana Patitz for a ride in this car.... :D

  • marcus hailstone
    marcus hailstone 3 hours ago

    ruclip.com/video/I5i3EL--0F0/video.html

  • Newmarket Dispatch
    Newmarket Dispatch 3 hours ago

    trunk is an acoustic guitar case

  • TheSpellShell
    TheSpellShell 3 hours ago

    What about elephant Lamborghini in the room. I mean elephant. I mean Lamborghini.

  • Suraj Arya
    Suraj Arya 4 hours ago

    This vehicle came through a tear in the space time fabric from an alternate universe and timeline.

  • -Jupiter -
    -Jupiter - 5 hours ago

    this is Doug DeMuro's Channel.

  • Mark Burnett
    Mark Burnett 6 hours ago

    it epitomises the 80s for sure only thing i was disappointed in was you never got to drive it i wanted to see how fast it is an the sound

  • crimescene25
    crimescene25 6 hours ago

    Can we get someone that isnt a real life muppet to do this?

  • Hugo vose
    Hugo vose 6 hours ago

    That’s the most ugly car ever seen

  • Patryk Zimny
    Patryk Zimny 7 hours ago

    their were so many voice cracks in this vid

  • Arjay Martin
    Arjay Martin 8 hours ago

    4 buttons for the missiles

  • Peter Siperki
    Peter Siperki 8 hours ago

    S3 forester xt please doug, especially if you can get a manual one

  • manganoid
    manganoid 10 hours ago

    This IS Automan's car. They should've used this one in the series. It would've made sense, after all, cursor draws vectors so...

  • Ian Woodfield
    Ian Woodfield 10 hours ago

    its made to look like modified Ferrari/Lamborghini its not a super car its a Frankenstein monster car

  • MrSpuzzz
    MrSpuzzz 10 hours ago

    Looks like a kit car

  • cornskid
    cornskid 11 hours ago

    For 600K the door damn well better work.

  • yamspaine
    yamspaine 12 hours ago

    The license plate was well considered... there is a divot for it. Other super cars have a tacked on plate that doesn't fit.

  • Tshepo Mphake
    Tshepo Mphake 12 hours ago

    The interior of this car is complex.

  • Chad Croteau
    Chad Croteau 15 hours ago

    What a gorgeous car! Everything about the styling, gauges and controls was incredibly forward looking and timeless. I’ve been disappointed by the 30-40 year old Ferrari’s and Lambos as they all felt of that era. Not this. And it still holds its own against top of the line sports cars made today performance wise. Wow.

  • Rick H
    Rick H 15 hours ago

    One of my favorite cars. Never knew it was that rare though.

  • sILVER sMITH
    sILVER sMITH 17 hours ago

    Doug: "Man its getting hot in here, lemme open the windows"

  • Breeze Smith
    Breeze Smith 18 hours ago

    Supercar alright... a super POS. >_

  • Keeping It Keith
    Keeping It Keith 18 hours ago

    Most Janky interior EVER! 🤣🤣

  • Keeping It Keith
    Keeping It Keith 18 hours ago

    What's your vector Victor?

  • JSpeedAlex
    JSpeedAlex 18 hours ago

    Cyberpunk 2077~~

  • Lorry Stagg
    Lorry Stagg 20 hours ago

    hey Doug have you done a review on the 2020 shelby F-150 Super snake?

  • Patrick Hatrick
    Patrick Hatrick 20 hours ago

    Cant believe I watched the whole video an didn't even get to hear it run! PEACE!!!!!

  • Matthew Morse
    Matthew Morse 20 hours ago

    Nice to have well documented video footage on the W8, but your ill informed commentary and lack of knowledge or appreciation for the history, elements, components, and aeromotive design philosophy of the W8 diminishes the enjoyment of this video. Truly, the criticisms are quite ignorant. There were design elements of the 1980's that make this extraordinary for it's time and still today! Sure, Vector was very utilitarian for pulling so much from the GM parts bin, but the way they incorporated the best of all available components from other manufacturers was what set the W8 apart. The Recaro Classic seats were the zenith of car seats in the late 1980's, do your homework. The positioning of design elements like the rear "Twin Turbo" badging or the license plate notch were NOT afterthoughts. Actually, as car design goes, the W8 was as completely thought out in design as an engineer could have done for the time. Learn to appreciate that you were actually able to touch, smell, and experience such a rare gem like the W8. If you wanted an F-16 as your daily driver this car was that dream... and it was the ultimate supercar from USA that pushed even the boundaries of Lamborghini, Pininfarina, Bertoné and other supercar designs into the next century. To mock this car with terms like "afterthought" or poke at it as being "quirky" is like mocking a 1967 Cesna 152 as an "old airplane" that cannot fly. Do your homework and learn to respect what you document, man... this car was a game changer that inspired modern era hyper cars like McClaren, Koenigsegg, Saleen to name a few. Thanks for the video footage, although without a drive this could have been easily under 20-min.

  • Cammi Rosanov
    Cammi Rosanov 21 hour ago

    Sci-fi, no-holds-barred futuristic design. Hopped up Corvette V-8, Corvette Steering column with tilt, and "Vette wheel with custom center cover. Surrounded by Fighter jet style instrumentation. The gnarly (in a good way) stereo system. Recaro seats. and then.. The green-illuminated climate control panel out of a Plymouth Reliant, and a lazy-matic transmission..
    Two of these things don't belong here..
    I love the thing, And I would drive it proudly. All the buttons, switches and knobs wonderfully suit my tastes. (Because to hell with touch screen sh!t) Now, If I were to custom design a replica... that long, third wiper extension arm, Gone. Swap out the cheapie Dodge climate control panel for more GM equipment (preferably Pontiac to match the amber illumination color.) That automatic abomination would be swapped out for a 6 speed manual. (and the shifter located where it belongs) And finally get a HUD going on.
    But that would be a custom replica. I wouldn't dare to alter a real W8

  • Paddy Hague
    Paddy Hague 21 hour ago

    Air vents look like Boeing

  • MarkMYoung
    MarkMYoung 22 hours ago

    Wouldn't the regular lights of a car 6" above the road already be fog lights functionally?

  • skyarpenter
    skyarpenter 22 hours ago

    And at the screen you can see if the "do nohing" button is put up or down.

  • Rob Rose
    Rob Rose 22 hours ago

    what an idiot!!

  • Frogturtle xd
    Frogturtle xd 23 hours ago

    if the red bike from Akira was a car instead. awesome design

  • Cameron James Downs

    I died when he showed us the wipers 🤣

  • Jari-Pekka Haataja

    In europe we tend to use km/h , not kph.

  • Kevin Tucker
    Kevin Tucker Day ago

    I remember ash trays and cigarette lighters on every seat in every airliner. Back in the days where when you watched TV you would often see a Bic lighter commercial of an airline “stewardess” asking passengers if they wanted a coffee or a tea or a flick of her bic.....

  • Kevin Tucker
    Kevin Tucker Day ago

    Doug, look at the steering wheel. Yes it does have an drivers airbag!

  • Kevin Tucker
    Kevin Tucker Day ago

    Why the hell don’t we have circuit breakers instead of fuses in our cars??!

  • Kevin Tucker
    Kevin Tucker Day ago

    Cruise control came as standard equipment on a 1978 Ford LTD II.. and yet it was futuristic to get it in a super car in the 80s.

  • Kevin Tucker
    Kevin Tucker Day ago +1

    This car looks like a quantum computer put everything “pop culture” from the 80s into a design algorithm and voila!

  • Je Gr
    Je Gr Day ago

    I can't believe he never drives it! What a gyp!

  • Michel Linschoten

    I don’t care what yuppies here say, that car is 🤮

  • Jay T
    Jay T Day ago

    I always heard the guy that started the Vector company wanted to be a fighter pilot but washed out due to bad eyes. This car was compensation for that.

  • mrLumen2
    mrLumen2 Day ago

    "Dodge M4S Turbo Interceptor", pls, pls, pls, Doug.

  • Saudi Tate
    Saudi Tate Day ago

    I just dropped my jaw...auugh excuse me , what where the specs again?

  • Sir LurksaLot
    Sir LurksaLot Day ago

    wtf no drive review?

  • Don Valentino
    Don Valentino Day ago

    *a e s t h e t i c s* in its purest form

  • David Barrel
    David Barrel Day ago

    3:56 nice view and grass to eat, where is that ?

  • VICTOR ALLEN
    VICTOR ALLEN Day ago

    I WILL MAKE SURE GERALD WEIGERT SEES THIS VIDEO DOUG AND IM SURE HE IS GOING TO PUT YOU ON BLAST. I CANNOT BELIEVE PEOPLE LET YOU NEAR THEIR CARS. LET ALONE DRIVE THEM. YOU WERE NOT EVEN BORN WHEN THESE CARS WERE PUT INTO PRODUCTION SO STOP MAKING FUN OF AUTOMAKERS DESIGNS. YOU SHOULD ONLY BE ALLOWED TO REVIEW MODERN DAY CARS THAT ONLY YOU RELATE TOO. LEAVE THE CARS FROM THE PAST ALONE. THEY ARE NOT FROM THIS TIME LINE. YOU CANNOT COMPARE HOW THINGS WERE MADE TO THIS CRAP THAT IS MADE IN CHINA TODAY. I CAN"T WAIT TOO TALK TO GERALD ABOUT YOU..............

  • VICTOR ALLEN
    VICTOR ALLEN Day ago

    WHEN GERALD WEIGERT RELEASED THIS CAR IN 1978 IT WAS CALLED THE VECTOR W2 AND THE PRICE TAG WAS $125.000. AND IT WAS TEST DIVEN ON THE SALT FLATS. IT WAS THE WORLDS FASTEST SUPER CAR AT THAT TIME. NOW THE HYPER CAR IS BEING MADE BY GERALD. CAR AND DRIVER DID AN ARTICLE ON THIS CAR AS WELL. MR DOUG WAS NOT BORN WHEN THIS CAR WAS MADE SO EVERYTHING LOOKS ODD OR OFF THE WALL TO HIM.. ONCE AGAIN. IF GERALD HAD A TIME MACHINE, THEN IM SURE THIS AUTOMOBILE WOULD HAVE BETTER TECHNOLOGY. BUTTHE CAR IS STILL AHEAD OF IT'S TIME AND THERE IS NOTHING LIKE THIS ON THE ROADS TODAY.........

  • Nothing Much
    Nothing Much Day ago

    Ought to be a mainstay phrase in our society when you see something very unusual, "but that's how it is in the Vector"

  • Florian Walter
    Florian Walter Day ago

    33:33 This is the most self-destructive windscreen whiper ever

  • NewtonTheNarwhal
    NewtonTheNarwhal Day ago +2

    "Let's compare this to a normal car"
    *Compares it to a Porsche*