This is the very first time that the Devon GTX has been seen, driven on a track and photographed! Any and all previous "photographs"ť were actually computer-generated imagery (CGI) and no concepts have ever put on display, but our photos are the real thing and prove that the production Devon will be true to the concept rendering! In addition, this is the first evidence that Devon is using up-and-forward doors and sports a glass roof and carbon-fiber body. Other observations include a full belly pan and - although we were unable to discover exactly what's powering the Devon GTX, we did overhear the engineers bragging about the car's 650 horsepower.
This test date must have been an important one as we spotted Scott Devon, company founder, and British Le Mans champion Justin Bell driving the soon-to-be American-built supercar.
Although the interior still looks mule-like, the exterior looks like all it needs is a fresh coat of paint - as the carbon-fiber prototype was painted matte black. We're guessing the look of the huge wing may change slightly before the GTX goes on sale in 2010, but the supercar looks like it's all ready to go. Initial sales will like be in the States, but we're guessing sales will eventually extend to Europe and elsewhere.
More details should become available on the GTX closer to its Pebble Beach Concours debut in mid-August.
July 13th, 2009