Devon GTX American super car will get scrapped
Bad news super car fans, according to the automotive journal Automobile, the record setting 650 HP carbon fiber Devon Motorworks GTX will not come to be. As Chrysler’s Viper fast approaches the end of the line due to both economic and efficiency reasons, the GTX project became even more unstable due to the fact that the GTX’s lightweight bodywork was built around the 8.4 Liter V10 powered behemoth. The tragic news comes as a double blow to American muscle enthusiasts, while the snake was expected to end production, the hopes of a domestic super car that could compete on the world’s stage with the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini will fade away as well. Devon Motorworks had planned to move 36 vehicles per year, however the brainchild behind the operation, Scott Devon, has had second thoughts.
The budding American entrepeneur had this to say: "The Viper platform being discontinued and the inability to amortize tooling costs are the key reasons. But we have two beautiful prototypes and might still race the Laguna Seca car with Justin Bell in GT2. However, our Devon brand plans have expanded to include jeans, leather jackets, watches, scents, and eyewear. Our Beverly Hills flagship store will open this April. We also have a line of motorcycles being made by legendary builder Shinya Kimura. And the black and chrome GTX will be in the store as a display piece of automotive art. I wish we could have gone into production but have no regrets and feel we achieved a significant contribution in auto design along with the Laguna Seca record." We will certainly be sad to see it go, but at least we can still buy the memorabilia.