Tuning firm Falcon unveiled its F7 supercar at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. This car with an aggressive look is designed and built in Michigan. Falcon is renowned for manufacturing Dodge Viper styling kits. The new supercar unveiled by Falcon has been inspired by supercars, which were popular in 1980s. The body and inner structural panel of this supercar is built using lightweight but sturdy carbon-fiber. The Falcon Motor Sports F7 sports car unveiled by the company at the auto show is actually a prototype, which was first shown by the company at 2010 Detroit Auto Show. Falcon is planning to sell 15 cars in its first full year of production and is likely to sell 25 cars in the second year.
This car is powered by a mid-mounted V8 engine supplied by Corvette, which has also supplied the most parts of the suspension used in this sports car. The 7.0 L V8 LS7 is a naturally aspirated engine delivering 620 horsepower at 6,600 rpm and 585 lb-ft of peak torque at 5,400 rpm. This engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox, which drives the rear wheels of this sports car. Falcon claims that this car can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.3 to 3.6 seconds and it can hit a high speed of 190 to 200 mph. This sports car is capable of achieving 1.1-1.3g maximum lateral acceleration and can stop from 60 mph in around 100 feet.
The Exterior & Interior
The F7 has got a sleek and stylish look and the front end shows that this is a powerful super car. The design of this car has been inspired largely from the supercars of the 1980's and the interior is luxurious and well-laid. The interior is spacious enough to comfortably accommodate drivers up to 195 cm tall. This car comes equipped with several modern and useful features including an iPod docking station, Bluetooth connectivity, high performance audio system, GPS navigation tool, keyless ignition and locking, premium air conditioning and power windows. The Venzano leather interior adds to the beauty of this car. The chassis of this hand built sports car is made of aluminum but the structural tunnel is built of carbon fiber. Milled aluminum pods are used in gauges, which are mounted to arches made of aluminum. The gauge pods are adjustable and can be viewed through the steering wheel. The switchgear with toggle switches seems inspired by the aircraft design.
What makes it tick?
The lightweight chassis of this car allows it to achieve high speed in a less time. The suspension based on Corvette used in this car is adjustable and independent. This car is powered by a powerful hand-assembled V8 engine, modified from the engine which is used in Chevy LS7. Lightweight and durable carbon fiber is used in all body panels of this sports car. The hydroformed tube chassis frame gives a classic yet modern look to this car. The interior looks attractive due to the presence of aluminum elements from the monocoque. The interior of this car has got a look which we have seen in several other popular supercars.
Price and availability
The new Falcon F7 supercar will go on sale at a starting price of $195,000, with some versions heading up to $250,000. The company has announced that the production of the F7 Series 1 will be limited to 15 units in first year.
This Falcon F7 supercar looks like a perfect supercar and it is expected that this car will find its place in the limited market for supercars. The technical specifications released by the company show that this car has been designed using modern technology and it is fitted with powerful and strong elements. From rear end, the design of this car seems inspired from Ferrari. According to Falcon, the F7 is designed keeping in mind the needs of the drivers. This car weighing only 2,785 lbs is perfect for race drivers and for those who love to drive their machine at a really high speed.