Whereas names like Porsche, Jaguar, Ferrari, and Lamborghini are Supercar manufacturers that just roll off the tongue, the name Falcon isn’t. However, all that might well be about to change if you listen to the people in the know about a car being teased for the last 5 years.
Falcon motorsports have created the F7, a sports coupe that uses a 1100 HP V8 engine.
It was created by Detroit-based car enthusiast Jeff Lemke, who has noted the Ford GT as his primary influence. The body of the F7 is of a carbon fibre and Kevlar panel construction, which includes all outer fuselage panel, as well as inner and structural panels for maximum weight saving, quality and durability.
The chassis is constructed from aluminium, carbon fibre, and Kevlar, which is extremely rigid, but again saves a considerable amount if weight.
All this weight saving means that the F7 comes in at a very respectable 2785 lbs.
The main star of the show in this car is the engine, which is a Lingenfelter built twin-turbo intercooled V8. It also includes a dry sump oil system.
Elsewhere there’s 20-inch Michelin tires and oversized Brembo carbon ceramic disc brakes, as well as a heavy duty, high performance 6 speed transaxle with dual disc clutch system.
The interior of the car uses handcrafted leather, circular gauges, in-dash iPad mini for GPS and music control, with 4 speaker CD stereo with Bluetooth. This model also features air conditioning, power windows, key-less ignition and a removable Targa roof.
All this produces a supercar with a top speed over 200 mph, a 0-60 mph acceleration of 2.7 seconds, and something that doesn’t often get mentioned in new car stats, that being a braking distance from 60 mph to 0 in under 100 feet.
All this gives the manufacturer hope that it can follow in the footsteps (or skid marks) of other American Supercars such as Chevrolet and Dodge.
You can find out more information about the Falcon F7 at its official website here.