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Size comparison VS Enzo

Paint

Paint is on par with the typical Maisto. There are some noticable dust/dirt nibs in the paint . The tampos have been done very well.

3/8

Exterior

I think Ricko really captured the shape of the W8. The doors , trunk,headlight covers & engine cover are plastic. There is a switch on the underside of the chassis that makes the headlight covers go up/down. They did an OK job matching up the headlight covers to line up with the car, but one is usually alighned, while the other is slightly off. There are some varying panal gaps on all of the opening features. The doors open/close very tightly and don't feel fragile like some of the other gullwinged cars(that could also be said about all of the opening parts on the car).

4/8




Interior

The interior overall has all the right buttons & switches, but only half of them have some identifying mark on them. They could have done alot better here. The seats are of a soft plastic(rubber?), and the floor is carpeted . The seat belts are also of a soft rubber. Its nice, but for $32, there should be some more details .

5/8



Wheels/tires

I don't know why Jerry Weigert(sp?, founder of Vector ) chose these wheels for this car, but they just look "cheap" . It looks as if they were made from American Racing or even Crager, not a very fashionable wheel on one of Americas first exotics . The wheels have a nice chrome finish, but I've seen more detail on Maistos wheels. The brakes are a silver painted caliper/rotor that is molded together, they are stationary. The tires have no markings & look very generic.

3/6




Engine / Chassis

The engine reminds me of some of the older UT models, decent detail, but not a seperate piece. The upper intake would make good mod material for other cars. With some painted details , it would look a little better. The chassis is very basic looking and lacking detail , looks very cheap.

4/8

Competition

No one else makes it, doubt anyone else will.

6/6

Desirability

This is one of those exotics you either like it , or hate it. It was one of those failed exotics of the 80's .

3/6

Overall

I've waited for this car too long. Am I disappointed....not really. I like the car, but would've felt better paying $25 for it instead of $32. I definatly won't be selling it anytime soon though.

28/50
 

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Thanks for the review! :sm: :mrgreen:

Too bad Ricko did such a bad job on it. I really like the car but those wheels...They're cheap looking :x :cry:
 

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Thanks for the review, Scott. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
It looks like a big step down from their Alfa 147 and their BMW Z4 models. I wonder if they'll make the Vector M12? :?
 

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thanks for the review, I've kinda always admired this car ever since I saw it in a book in 1981. finally. . . a chance to have a model of it.


:roll: Anyway, if I recall correctly, Gerry Weigert wanted to do things avionics style for the c*ckpit. Plus it had a 650bhp twin turbo'd V8 and 3 speed auto box with no central tunnel, something about taking the girlfriend out and central tunnel getting in the way. . . :?
 
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thanks for the review, I've kinda always admired this car ever since I saw it in a book in 1981. finally. . . a chance to have a model of it.


:roll: Anyway, if I recall correctly, Gerry Weigert wanted to do things avionics style for the c*ckpit. Plus it had a 650bhp twin turbo'd V8 and 3 speed auto box with no central tunnel, something about taking the girlfriend out and central tunnel getting in the way. . . :?
was it around in 81??? I thought it came out in the early 90s
 

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I think some prototypes were around in the 80's but the car didn't go into "production" until sometime around 1991.
 

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:iagr: definitely a prototype, but no doubt about 1981, the book was 'World Cars 1981', the car was in dark metallic grey with chrome wheels. . .
 

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There was one prototype for the longest time. That was the W-2. In 1990 and 1991 there were 2 follow on protoypes, one was destroyed in crash testing the other was sold to a customer. These were known as the PP1 and PP2 cars. Wiegert still has the W-2, though the last time anyone saw it, it was in pieces with parts missing and used on the 'production' cars. As typical of cars of this kind of volume, no 2 are alike.

A couple sites with more information are:

http://www.vectoraeromotiveclub.com/

http://members.fortunecity.de/vectorfiles/vector.htm
(a few pop-ups on this one)

I have a bunch of pictures of these cars. FYI the actual W8 floor pan(underside) does look like the Ricko model. There is no real lack of detail for the most part there, though maybe a little lacking on the underside of the engine(I wouldn't know as I don't have one of the models yet).
 

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yup, would like to. . . trying to source from someplace in HK, China or Taipei. . . no luck, oh well, as some locals might say, "wait long long"
 
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