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Vector "Avtech" WX-3
Debut Series Vector Employee Release
Produced 1993 - 1996
Designer Larry Wood
Number 3050
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Description

The Vector WX-3, officially the Avtech WX-3, is a prototype high-performance American sports car designed by Jerry Wiegert. Shown off at the 1993 Geneva Motor Show, the WX-3 was intended to be the successor of the W8 he also designed. The car was intended to be equipped with a new 7.0L V8 with variable boost, capable of producing upwards of 1200 BHP; the prototypes however were fitted with the same V8 as the W8. The car was painted in aqua to assist in advertising the colors of Wiegert's other company, AquaJet, producing personalized watercraft; it was initially painted silver. A second roadster version, the WX-3R, was also produced; a total of two cars were produced. Both cars featured minor differences from each other.

Wiegert had intended to produce the WX-3 but problems began to surface, when MegaTech, an Indonesian company with Bermudan ties forced a hostile takeover of the company, angering Wiegert and leading him to be fired from his own company. When the now MegaTech-owned Vector attempted to produce the WX-3, Wiegert had copyrighted the designs and Vector could not produce the car without his approval; this meant that the only WX-3s ever produced were the two cars produced when Wiegert was still at the helm of the company. Both are currently in private ownership.

Versions

The Vector "Avtech" WX-3 has come out in the following versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes Photo
1993 Vector Employee Release Silver Red Vector logo & Black stripe on sides Black / Plastic Tinted (Black) Tan UH - Malaysia 500 produced
Packaged in baggie
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207 1994 1994 Hot Wheels Metalflake Lavender Black stripe & Vector logo on sides Black / Plastic Tinted (Black) Tan UH 3050 Malaysia Vector Avtech PrpUH.JPG
207 1994 1994 Hot Wheels Metalflake Lavender Black stripe & Vector logo on sides Black / Plastic Tinted (Black) Tan 5SP 3050 Malaysia Vector Avtech Prp5SP.JPG
- 1996 Super Show Cars 5-pack Metalflake Black Red Vector logo & stripe on sides, HW logo on rear wing Black / Plastic Clear Red 5SP 13502 Malaysia Vector Avtech Blk.JPG
- 1996 Super Show Cars 5-pack Metalflake Black Magenta Vector logo & stripe on sides, HW logo on rear wing Black / Plastic Clear Red 5SP 13502 Malaysia Vector Avtech Blk.JPG

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