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Brenda Priddy's long-lens outfit has captured the first shots off the Devon Motor Works GTX supercar during aerodynamics testing.
The butterfly-doored coupe looks very promising in bare carbon fiber, as is word that the prototype was spotted at Willow Springs raceway with British Le Mans champion Justin Bell behind the wheel for testing duties.

This GTX mule certainly has some interesting details to it, including the aforementioned up-and-forward doors, as well as a U-shaped vented hood, center-exit exhaust, a big (and likely temporary) adjustable wing, and funky contrasting fender treatments which may or may not see production.

It isn't altogether clear what engine will be powering this beastie, but Priddy's people reportedly overheard the engineers talking of extracting 650 horsepower out of the drivetrain. California-based Devon, you may recall, was the sole bidder Chrysler reported for its Viper franchise, and it's certainly conceivable that despite the failed bid attempt, the car seen here would still feature a certain 8.4-liter V10 underhood. Indeed, given that Devon continues to tout its creation as "America's next great supercar," that scenario seems rather likely.

The GTX is slated to make its first appearance at next month's Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance (we'll be sure to grab some live photos), and the coupe is tipped to go on sale in the U.S. first in 2010, with other markets to follow. Check out the gallery of renderings below as well as a video of the teasers after the jump.



[Source: The Detroit Bureau]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      Disappointing.

      If you have the means to make a splash in supercar land, why make something so derivative and generic? Sagaris meets Viper then studies Art Deco detailing...

      And you can't see out of it, either. Acceptable if your engine dominates the back, but weak sauce if you're front engined.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Interesting.
      • 6 Years Ago
      on first glance i thought, this is the great-great-grandson of what i think was the best car made in the U.S. - the 1963 Corvette Stingray. if not a relation, at least the logical evolution of what the '63 could have become.

      it was one of the most fun drives i've ever had! i still have dreams about it. i would love to have one - in silver, of course..., but the Devon GTX just might do.
      • 6 Years Ago
      plz no more "x"s, it is gettnig ridiculous (5yrs already)
      • 6 Years Ago
      If its American, then why does it look so French?...
      Lame
        • 6 Years Ago
        French? Funny, I think it looks a bit like an ugly-bodykitted Viper.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I still like the Dodge Viper. This one doesn't look right. hmmm ... Viper used to be the King of the ring. can any1 tell me which is the current king of the Nurburgring?
        • 6 Years Ago
        The Viper ACR is still the King of the Ring.