Devon GTX Miscarriage
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"The Viper platform being discontinued and the inability to amortize tooling costs are the key reasons," Devon says in a statement quoted by the source. "But we have two beautiful prototypes and might still race the Laguna Seca car with Justin Bell in GT2."
The GTX is based on the chassis of the current Viper, complete with a 8.4l V10 engine that produces 650 horsepower (484.7 kW) at 6100 rpm. In validation testing earlier this year, the vehicle set production car lap records at both Willow Springs Raceway and Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca.
Even if the "New Shape Of The Supercar From America" as the GTX was called has melted into a unrecognizable mash following this announcement, Devon will continue to be present in the industry. The clothing (and related) industry, to be more precise, as Devon will launch a line of jeans, leather jackets, watches and even scents, Piston Heads says. The GTX will be turned into a reminder of what could be and never was.
"Our Beverly Hills flagship store will open this April, and the black and chrome GTX will be in the store as a display piece of automotive art."
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