• Jan 5th 2010 at 2:56PM
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This is a depressing way to start the new year. According to a "source close to the project" speaking with Automobile, plans to produce the Devon GTX have been cancelled due to the Dodge Viper discontinuation.

As a refresher, the 650-hp, Viper-based coupe was unveiled last year in Pebble Beach and was due to go into limited production this year in Southern California. We even had the chance to go for a spin the GTX late last year after one of the prototypes set a lap record at Laguna Seca. Devon hoped to thrust America back on the main supercar stage with the bespoke coupe, but without a source for the chassis and 8.4-liter engine, those plans have apparently been dashed. We're hoping to get more details directly from Devon, so stay tuned for an update.

UPDATE: We've just heard back from company founder, Scott Devon, and the rumors are unfortunately true – the Devon GTX is dead. However, Devon Motorworks will live on, focusing instead on apparel and an upcoming motorcycle project. So what will happen to the one-time Laguna Seca lap-record-holding Devon GTX? One of the two prototypes will be put on display at the company's flagship store opening in Beverly Hills this April. The other might see track duty in the hands of development driver Justin Bell. Here's the official response from Devon:
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.

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[Source: Automobile]

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 5 Years Ago
      I had no idea this thing cost that much. I would have been MUCH more cruel in my post had I known that.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Its a dodge what do you expect junk in the first rike
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is unfortunate but given current market conditions, understandable. Saw the Devon on the lawn at Pebble Beach this year, looked at it for quite some time, some of the engineering/design was truly impressive. Hopefully they will have better luck going forward.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      I call b.s. this may delay a 2nd generation of the GTX but I'm sure if there are people willing to pay money for frames and engines Chrysler will sell them. Or atleast I hope so since its well money.

      The car I'll admit is a love or hate it design but to me it looks like pure sex.. fell in love with it the first time I seen the renderings. I hope this makes it into full production.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Well the Vette ain't going anywhere...there's a standout chassis.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is a serious shame, but considering the volume that this Devon GTX would have been produced at, I would have thought the existing parts would have been enough.

      They only planned on making 36 cars/year afterall, and they were going to charge $500,000.
      • 5 Years Ago
      must be a hybrid half pontiac solstice half toilet bowl, hard to imagine someone being paid to design such a ugly car even scarier is that there now devoting there time to the clothing line, at least its in the right area good old tacky beverly hills, go,s to show you money cant buy taste
      • 5 Years Ago
      Like it or not, the Viper is in fact dead... Personally, I don't know how it existed this long in the first place - yes, it performs well, sounds great, and has 'acceptable' looks, but honestly, it was one of the most uncomfortable 'supercars' I have ever drove or rode in, i.e. compared to Lambo, Ferrari, etc... Even the Corvertte (which is Vipers match in most every category) has true comfort and driveability... When I got in the Viper I didn't want to stay in the car more than 10 minutes, too cramped, bumpy, and simply uncomfortable... Goodbye to something that overstayed it's welcome in the first place...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Meh. I feel bad for them putting all of the development resources into the project only to have it torpedoed like this, but I don't think the GTX is an especially stand-out effort in the world of boutique supercars. To me it's just as unimaginative and pointless as all of the absurd reskins of C6 Corvettes that pop up from time to time.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That's a shame. I thought this car was very promising.
      • 5 Years Ago
      still not worth losing the viper.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I don't care what it was based on ... this thing is just awful looking.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Well, you have to give credit where credit is due---this thing is an amazing performer---but you're right. It's definitely not the prettiest car that was ever built.
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