Sam Philip12 August 2009

It’s another ’Ring contender

American supercar firm Devon Motor Works aims for Radical’s Nurburgring record with 650bhp GTX. This isn’t going to stop any time soon, is it?

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We brought this on ourselves.

Yesterday we asked whether it was time for the Nurburgring obsession to end. Today, not only have we seen the new Radical SR8LM - the lightweight aiming to break the ’Ring's production car lap record - but now Devon Motor Works has shown us a bunch more images of its GTX supercar, which is shortly to take a shot at the very same record.

We first reported on the Devon GTX back in early June, and we still don't know a whole lot more about it. Apart from the fact that it's going to be fast - as we suspected, it'll be powered by a Dodge Viper-sourced 8.4-litre V10 putting out over 650bhp.

Last week, Devon claimed to have set a new production lap record around Laguna Seca, recording a time of 1m35.075s around the 2.2-mile Californian raceway.

That's quick stuff, but only one-tenth of a second quicker than the Dodge Viper ACR lapped the track last year. All other things being equal, then, you'd expect the GTX to lap the 14-mile Nurburgring around a second quicker than the Viper.

The Viper ACR lapped the Nurburgring in 7m22s. The Radical's record, just to remind you, is 6m55s. Better get a wriggle on, Devon...

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