Devon GTX American super car will get scrapped

Devon GTX Sets One-Lap Record at Laguna Seca
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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.

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Source: Automobile

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3 comments:

  (666) posted on 03.24.2010

After a long and tiring design they just going to scrap this. That was a sad news.

  (1333) posted on 02.1.2010

oh that’s a bad news alright, they should put it into museum rather than scrapped it of just sell it and give the earned cash to the charitable institution.

  (1333) posted on 01.10.2010

It’s so hard to imagine a great supercar that leaves a legacy on the market will be scrapped like that but for competition, the sales of Devon GTX are crashing down and need to decide whether to continue investing and losing money or decide to stop the production.

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