I don't get the hype?

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I don't get the hype?

Post by Luigi » Sat Nov 14, 2009 9:59 pm

OK, I must admit I do not like the way this looks....
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It looks like a poor blend between an Audi TT and a Veyron
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However there is a lot of hype about it.... maybe its the cost @ $500K, perhaps Reeves should double its price :thumb1

This is from Motor Trend:

Devon Motorworks' business model is an interesting one. Scott Devon says the company aims to build just 36 cars a year, each priced at an eye-watering $500,000 -- or $525,000 with an optional Racing Package that includes 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels, and the rear wing used on the car driven by Justin Bell to claim the Laguna lap record. You could argue there's no way Devon GTX is worth almost $400,000 more than, say, a Viper or Corvette ZR1, but that's missing the point, says Scott Devon. This car is aimed at a select few who are prepared to pay plenty to drive something they're not likely to ever see on the road around them.

Devon, a former polo player who lists design, art, and architecture among his passions, understands his target market well. Devon Motorworks' headquarters will be a 14,000-square-foot warehouse in Los Angeles with a glass tower designed by Eric Owen Moss, the architect behind a number of avant-garde buildings in Culver City. All GTXs will be sold directly by the company -- there will be no dealer network -- and built to their owners' precise specifications by Irvine-based Aria Group, an engineering, design, and prototyping company whose credits include exquisitely executed concepts such as the Shelby GR1, Mazda Nagare, and Kia Soul. Devon Motorworks will deliver individual cars to their owners, and fly out technicians when they require service.

Long term, Scott Devon wants to position his company as more than just an ultra-low-volume sports car maker: Long term plans include motorcycles, watches, and other high-style, exclusive, uniquely designed lifestyle products. Priority, though, is to get the first production Devon GTX ready for customer delivery by January 1. First test drive? That should be before the end of the year. Watch this space.

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Re: I don't get the hype?

Post by BIGJOHN » Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:38 am

I ALREADY HAVE A "GTX"!
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Re: I don't get the hype?

Post by Luigi » Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:11 pm

Big John...

Somehow I picture you in one of these GTX's
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Not the one above :conf

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Re: I don't get the hype?

Post by jonstr » Sun Nov 15, 2009 2:14 pm

Luigi wrote:Devon, a former polo player who lists design, art, and architecture among his passions,
I think he can take 'design' off that list. On the other hand, I guess 'passion' does not necessarily equate to 'talent'. :pale
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Re: I don't get the hype?

Post by BIGJOHN » Sun Nov 15, 2009 5:02 pm

Luigi wrote:Big John...

Somehow I picture you in one of these GTX's
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Not the one above :conf

-Luigi
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YEP!
THAT'S WHAT MINE LOOKS LIKE!
I WAS 19 YEARS OLD WHEN I BOUGHT IT!
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