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Devon Motor Works Introduces The Next Great American Supercar: The Devon GTX.
June 10, 2009 (Los Angeles).
The all-new Devon GTX – the first vehicle from California-based industrial design house Devon Motor Works (DMW) dynamically blends artistic forms with undeniable performance capabilities to create a package worthy of consideration as America’s next great supercar.
Renderings of the vehicle were revealed today. The production-intent Devon GTX will make its world debut at the 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on August 15, 2009.
The GTX’s classic, yet futuristic, lines are combined with performance capabilities to rival any other car in its ultra exclusive class. In recent validation testing, the vehicle set an unofficial lap record at California’s Willow Springs Raceway.
Conceived by noted Swedish designer Daniel Paulin and Devon Motor Works Founder Scott Devon, the vehicle’s visual vocabulary speaks of a subtle blend of muscle and curves.
“More than anything else, the Devon GTX is about blending aesthetics, dynamic power, and tactility in a form that is unmistakably bold,” explained Devon.
The Devon GTX is constructed of aircraft-quality carbon fiber, a key enabler to its strength, aerodynamic and sophisticated shape. Clean, uninterrupted chrome appointments– communicate judicious, tasteful appointments.
“Up and forward” articulating doors, distinctive body two-tone wheel surrounds, minimal front/rear overhangs, and dual center rear exit chrome exhaust ports further communicate its overall refinement and capability.
Inside, carbon fiber-structure racing seats, dual-grained leather surfacing throughout, and tasteful chrome appointments communicate a Miesian, “less is more” design philosophy.
“These are pure driving-oriented vehicles where design intent is all about simplicity, functionality and beauty,” said Paulin, “There really isn’t one detail on this car that doesn’t ultimately contribute to its performance capability.”
Paulin is one of a small group of noted automotive veterans who make up the core of the Devon Motor Works team. Product development is led by former Ford executive engineer Andy Benedict, while assembly and manufacturing is headed by Clive Hawkins, founder of Aria Group. Aerodynamic testing is supervised by Dr. Joseph Katz of San Diego State University and vehicle validation and testing is handled by former 24 Hours of Le Mans champion Justin Bell. The founder and CEO of Devon Motor Works is business veteran Scott Devon.
Production of the Devon GTX is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2010 at the Devon Motor Works / Aria-Group’s Irvine, Calif., headquarters. All pricing, performance and technical specifications will be released at the vehicle’s world debut at Pebble Beach on August 15, 2009.
(source: Devon Motor Works)
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