Many changes are afoot at Chrysler, not the least of which in the hearts and minds of enthusiasts is the phase-out of the Dodge Viper. Now the proverbial salt in the wound: this year's Viper being the last and with no solid plans for a replacement, the makers of the Viper-based Devon GTX are forced to can the project altogether.
Fans of all things wild and excessive will remember the Devon GTX as the carbon fiber-bodied, gullwing-doored custom supercar based around the Dodge Viper's chassis and powertrain. Fans of motorsport and all things fast will remember it as the vehicle used to set unofficial records at Laguna Seca and Willow Springs in 2009.
The report of the GTX's demise comes from a "source close to the project," and not an official company statement, but without production of commercial Viper parts, the operation is unlikely to be self-sustainable at the volumes a 650-horsepower hand-built supercar can generate--Devon had planned on a maximum of 36 cars per year.
If you had your heart set on one of Devon's slightly nutty and utterly impressive creations, you might find some solace with the special edition Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X.