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Sunday, 16 August 2009

Devon reveals the GTX at US$ 500,000 each

Devon Motorworks has revealed today, at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, its first vehicle, the GTX. As we have said, the vehicle is powered by the same 650 bhp 8.4-litre V10 engine you can find under the hood of Dodge Viper. The differences are mainly on the looks, weight (GTX body is entirely built of carbon fibre and aluminium) and production, what implies in differences in cost. Each GTX will cost its owner US$ 500,000.

With sales expected to start in the first quarter of 2010, GTX is a rear wheel drive two-seater coupe that is 4.37 m long, 1.23 m tall, 1.99 m wide and bears a wheelbase of 2.51 m. Unfortunately Devon does not inform how much the GTTX weighs. It uses 18-inch wheels in front and 19-inch wheels at the back, respectively with 295/30 ZR18 and 345/30 ZR19 Michelin Pilot Sport tyres. Optionally the buyer can ask for 19-inch wheels in front and 20-inch wheels at the back, with 295/30 ZR19 and 335/30 ZR20 Michelin Pilot Sport tyres.

The car features six-piston caliper brakes in front and four-piston caliper brakes in the rear. The suspension is independent on all four wheels, with the SLA (Short Long Arm) arrangement in all of them.

Devon Motorworks expects to produce 36 units every year, what would represent building only three cars a month. That, in part, explains the price. Just as Morgan, this is a North American carmaker that will not have how to escape long waiting lines for its products.

Source: Devon Motorworks

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