The Devon GTX is the first vehicle from California-based industrial design house Devon Motorworks. The supercar is based on the Dodge Viper and was introduced during the 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d?Elegance.
The first ideas for this supercar were rendered in 2007 by Swedish designer Daniel Paulin. When Paulin's design was released on the internet, it drew attention from whealthy businessman Scott Devon, CEO of Cole?s Foods, a Michigan-based frozen-baked-goods company with $100 million in annual sales. A new team was put together and the Devon Motorworks was born. They decided to develop Paulin's design concept onto the underpinnings of the Dodge Viper to come up with an American answer to the exclusive sports cars from Europe.
During a test session at Laguna Seca, prior to the launch at Pebble Beach, the GTX set a new production car lap record time of 1:35.075. Justin Bell, the leader of the Devon Racing team, was the driver who set the lap record at the Monterey track.
Devon's initial business model was to build a handful of GTXs, including a race-bred version to be driven by Justin Bell, who is helping develop the car. Devon hoped to build three cars per month, but now Chrysler-Fiat has announced they will kill the Viper, the GTX's future has become uncertain.
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