A powerful beast

Andrew Hopkins

Devon Motors are intent on producing the ultimate American sports car. The US-based tuning house has made a name for itself with the conversion of Dodge Vipers to racing cars. The new Devon GTX is based on that most American of all legends. Now at last, the motorsport enthusiasts at Devon are going to offer their work to the general public. And this beast is some motor: the power output of the 8.4L V10 engine has been increased from 600 to 650bhp and the bodywork has been restyled. The Dodge Viper will accelerate from 0-62mph in just 3.7 seconds. The GTX version is even quicker off the mark.

The car is visually very exciting with its distinctive side stripes from the original Viper and its beautifully worked gull-wing doors. There's a hint of Bugatti Veyron about it. This sporty car will be burning up American tarmac in spring 2010. But firstly, you'll have to hand over 500,000 US dollars.