Falcon Motor Sports hails from Holly, Michigan, and it announced at the North American International Auto Show today that it wants to compete with the likes of Bugatti and Lamborghini with its Falcon F7 supercar.
Falcon wants to sell 10 cars this year, and if that doesn’t sound much, remember prices start at about $225,000. If you’re competing with European supercars that actually looks cheap, given that the Bugatti sells for close to $1 million.
The Falcon certainly has the looks to compete with the world’s best. Its specification is impressive too.
“The hand-assembled 7-liter naturally-aspirated all-aluminum V-8 produces 620-hp. Unlike engines featuring forced induction, the 7-liter responds with a linear elasticity that brings joy to the finely tuned senses of the true enthusiast. The engine sits low and longitudinally amidships, driving a 6-speed manual transaxle,” said Falcon spokesman Jeff Lemke.
Lemke said some modern supercars have lost their edge because everything is controlled by computers which protect the driver from the impact of their incompetence. The Falcon is really only suitable for highly skilled drivers, Lemke said.
While official track testing has not been completed, projected performance for the Falcon F7 Series is 0-60 mph in 3.3-3.6 seconds, and 190-200 mph top speed.
Lemke announced at the press conference that new customers can join in testing of their new vehicle, which amounts to almost designing their own supercar.
Only skilled, and wealthy, drivers need apply.