• Aug 17, 2009

Devon GTX - click above to watch the video

Over the weekend, we caught a glimpse of the new Devon GTX supercar running around Laguna Seca, and by all accounts, it looked pretty good. Details are still a little bit sparse, but because of the GTX's debut this past weekend, we know a bit more about it. For instance, under the carbon fiber hood is most definitely an 8.4-liter Dodge Viper V10 kicking out 650 horsepower at 6,100 rpm. No word on torque, but we'll just go on and assume it's copious. All that twisting and all those horses get routed through a six-speed manual on their way to the mega-fat rear wheels (19"x13"). That's a pretty potent $500,000 cocktail.

As we reported, the Devon GTX put its attributes to good use and set a Laguna Seca lap time "record" of 1.35.075. Piloting a track-focused version of the next American supercar to this very quick time was Justin Bell, son of Le Mans legend Derek Bell and one helluva driver in his own right.

Well guess what? Devon went ahead and created a very fancy video of Justin's lap. For our tastes, it's a little bit short. We would have liked less time spent on Bell putting on his racing suit and more time focusing on the GTX accelerating into turns 9 and 10, the two biggies after the Corkscrew. Maybe this is just a preview? Regardless, the two-and-a-half minute clip is well worth your time. High-res gallery below, full video after the jump.



[Source: Devon via YouTube]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      Now that I've seen it moving I can say that I like the car.
      The only problem is the price - I would have prefered this to be the replacement to the Viper, with an under $100k price tag.
      • 5 Years Ago
      For some reason this car was completely off my radar... 3 days ago I had never heard of it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Probably b/c they are just a "design house" that rebodied a Viper and upped the V-10 by 50hp (probably with some simple intake/exhaust work or ECU tuning) and are claiming to be the "next great American supercar". Oh yeah, and they want $500K for it. Haha

        To Devon - how about the Viper ACR (or the ZR1, maybe) is the "next great American supercar" and you are just a bunch of posers who expect people to pay an extra $400K for some pretty-standard tuning and a glorified bodykit?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks well put together. I would have liked an interior shot, some RPMs, and shift points. Outside of that I would guess they will have a full length version at some point sans cheese music.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I never would of thought Radiohead's music would be referred to as "cheese music".
        • 5 Years Ago
        Whatever. I don't really know who radiohead is. I just want to hear the car and pehaps the tires.

        I don't go to a concert of my favorite band to hear a car engine either.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Well.. I guess you did not read Jake's above comment stating "...TURN OFF THE CRAP-BEAT so we can hear the car." Ever hear Radiohead's music referred to as that?

        I have no issue with Radiohead, I would have preferred to hear the car instead. I know they wanted to create a "mood" for setting the lap record with a groove in the background so as to make it feel special. I think they should have used an American artist or band if they are billing themselves as "the next American supercar". Maybe it is a subtle shot at some of the British supercars being produced in low volume shops similar to Devon across the pond.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I thought it was a pretty sweet video but I didn't like how they sped up the video through turns 5 and 11. As far as the car goes.... mah.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Def a great car compared to the rest of the American super cars that look like kit cars.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Cool, but not 500,000$ cool. I'd rather get an ACR or ZR1 (or both) and spend the rest of that half million on... well... I've got an ACR/ZR1 so I guess I've got everything I need :D
        • 5 Years Ago
        forgot to mention I have seen the SSC Ultimate in person and that car has written Kit car all over it....620K kit car at that...not beating down it's achievements but def not worth over 600K....
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'm still not understanding who you are referring to. Saleen S7? SSC Ultimate Aero? Mosler MT900? Vector WX8?

        I don't think "kit-car" when I look at any of those vehicles.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Alex 4:23PM (8/17/2009)

        I'm still not understanding who you are referring to. Saleen S7? SSC Ultimate Aero? Mosler MT900? Vector WX8?

        I don't think "kit-car" when I look at any of those vehicles.

        You got it minus the S7 in contrast to the coach builders in Europe which are better...
      • 5 Years Ago
      How much of the $500k is to pay for the Radiohead cover?

      ...lul.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Radiohead probably let them name their own price...
      • 5 Years Ago
      It looks better in motion but I'm still not sold on the gray panels around the wheels - or the $500k price tag. There are so many other cars that have similar performance at half the price or less.

      Same regarding the music (after the Radiohead intro)... let us hear more of the engine!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Someone should tell these guys how to make a car video.

      When the car is running and going down the track; TURN OFF THE CRAP-BEAT so we can hear the car.

      Actually show the car on the track during most of the video, that' what we want to see. Aside from the guy's mother, we don't really want to see close ups of his face or watch him putting on his suit and walking to the car. It's about the car.


      Why does everyone seem to get this except the people actually making these videos? Are they just marketing guys who don't really understand their audience?
        • 5 Years Ago
        "we don't really want to see close ups of his face or watch him putting on his suit"

        Kinda like porn, in that respect...
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