Quote of the Day: Devon Knows How They Make It So Creamy Edition

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago

Autoblog occasionally gives me flash-backs, as they have with their blog on the Devon GTX.

The California-based design studio and upstart automaker created the GTX as an American answer to the ultra-exclusive sports cars hailing from Europe. Housed within the steel structure and carbon fiber body lies an 8.4-liter V10 putting 650 hp (at 6,100 rpm) to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox.

But credulity has its price:

Devon plans to produce 36 cars each year, carrying a price tag of $500,000, with a racing package commanding another $25,000.

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  • Robert Farago Robert Farago on Aug 16, 2009
    JEC Something is worth exactly as much as someone will pay for it. I doubt that there are 36 people willing to pay $500,000 for this car. There's a whole lot of choice in that price range. And if there is a ready market (in this economy no less), I bet you'd have a hard time finding the NEXT 36 customers. I know: the GTX is for people who find Ferraris common, blah, blah, blah. I've heard that countless times (Fisker Tramonto anyone?), in advance of a some small volume maker going Tango Uniform. For every Pagani (95 cars over ten years) and Koeniggsegg, there are a dozen aspiring supercar makers who didn't make it. And those are the one who actually brought a car to market.
  • Another_pleb Another_pleb on Aug 16, 2009

    Pure automotive ambrosia!

  • Niky Niky on Aug 16, 2009

    And this will likely be one of those others... Fisker did it somewhat right, because he got the styling right. Pagani's biggest coup was his styling, also... although by creating his company to specialize in carbon-fiber work for outsiders, and by using the best mechanicals possible, he's reportedly made cars that are... *gasp*... reliable, also. It's all in the style. And this car doesn't have much of it. I don't even know if it's as poster-worthy as the Viper... actually.

  • Redbarchetta Redbarchetta on Aug 17, 2009

    At a first glance that looks like an Alfa badge in front of that thing. Sure not pretty looking like Alfa's usually are.