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The Top Five American Supercars of All Time | Posted on October 18, 2013 by Big Nate

Mosler MT900
The Mossler MT900 contains an LS7, 7-liter V8 engine that provides over 550 horsepower. It can reach top speeds of 180 mph. It has set many performance records thanks to its lightweight and advanced composite molding. It is one if the most practical supercars ever built.
Falcon F7
The Falcon F7 is another top American supercar. It can reach impressive speeds and goes from 0 to 60 in 3.3 seconds. It’s a mean looking car that produces 620 horsepower from its LS7 motor. The carbon fiber body makes it lightweight as well. It’s definitely a contender in the category.
S Sc Ultimate Aero
The SSC Ultimate Aero is a classic supercar that is a great blend of European styling and American muscle car design. It is the only American car to set a record for being the fastest car in the world. This vehicle is powered by a twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 1,287 horsepower. It is extremely aerodynamic and has a unique AeroBrake system. This changes the angle of the rear spoiler during a hard brake.
Saleen S7 Twin Turbo
The Saleen S7 was a combination of classic design and top engineering. This car made a visual impact and performed like a gem. The “7″ in the name stands for the displacement of the base 530 horsepower OHV V8 engine. The titanium and magnesium used in the design was a testament to its unique style. One of the best features was the “scissor” doors.
Ford GT
The Ford GT is considered a supercar for its unique technology. The frame is super-plastic formed with aluminum body panels, includes a capless fuel fill system and an aluminum engine cover with a carbon fiber inside panel. The 5.4-liter modular V8 aluminum engine has a twin screw supercharger. When the back canopy is left open, the engine and suspension are visible. It produces 550 horsepower and reaches 0 to 60 in 3.2 seconds. The vehicle can reach a top speed of 212 mph.
The above cars make the list of the top five American supercars because they are unique in design and performance. Although they are far from common, they set the tone for amazing craftsmanship in the American auto industry.
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Top 10 American Supercars to Rival Lamborghini and Bugatti | Car ID (2011-08-11)

When we say “supercar”, we usually mean a mid-engine two-seater that boasts high performance, exotic look and min price of at least 6 digits. However, many people still think that a car can hardly belong to the supercar class if it’s not built in Europe. If you are among these peeps, prepare for the shocking truth – there is actually an array of full-fledged supercars manufactured on the other side of the Atlantic.
The Euro’s probably have the US beat on the sexy factor, because let’s be honest – the European design school is second to none. But, America’s got some superpower to offer, too. Maybe I will surprise someone, but there are at least 10 supercars that America can field against Ferrari, Bugatti and Lamborghini. Some of them are not produced anymore, some have yet to be produced, but every car on this list is badged as “proudly built in the USA”. So here they are, the past, present and future of the American supercars.
The Future
Shelby SSC Tuatara
Instead of giving the SSC Ultimate Aero more power to outrun Bugatti again, Shelby Supercars led by Jerod Shelby decided to make an all-new supercar to reclaim the title of the world’s fastest car. Meet the SSC Tuatara, which is named after the unique New Zealand lizard that has the fastest evolving DNA on the planet. Details on the Tuatara are still top secret but what is known is that the car will be powered by a 7.0-liter DOHC V8 twin-turbo cranking out around 1,350-hp. The car is expected to have a top speed of 442 km/h (275 mph).
2,000-hp ‘Lamborghini’ SF22
Alleluia! Potentially one of the most powerful supercars on Earth will be built right here in America by a Pennsylvania-based company called 215 Racing and its sub-company Mostro Di Potenza. The folks at 215 Racing got the exclusive rights to build the Lamborghini Indomable Concept. When produced, the model will be renamed the SF22, which stands for Street Fighter and the design influence provided by a F22 fighter jet. Only 50 units of SF22 will be made and each will be powered by a 9.4L twin-turbo V8 making 2,000-hp and 2,000 lb-ft of torque. That’s right, no typo here! Mated to a 6-speed sequential transmission, the SF22 will go from 0 to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds with a top speed of 265 mph.
The SF22 will be produced in the Philadelphia, PA area, at a rate of 2 per month. 215 is currently accepting orders for delivery in mid-2012. Prices start at $950,000. Well, let’s hope this project will not become another vaporware.
Saleen S5S Raptor
When Saleen, Inc introduced its S5S Raptor at the 2008 New York Auto Show everybody saluted the S7’s successor, which looked like a real Ferrari F-430 killer. Sadly, but development of the supercar has stopped as a result of the 2008 recession and the future of the project is still uncertain. The Raptor (btw, how many models dubbed Raptor can you count?) was originally intended to be equipped with a 5.0-liter supercharged Saleen engine capable to yield 650-hp. The price tag was planned to be set around $185,000 – roughly $400,000 less than the Raptor’s predecessor Saleen S7. Hopefully, the idea of building the S5S Raptor sit firm in Steven Saleen’s mind, and he will get enough funding to bring it to life in the near future.
The Present
Mach7 Falcon
The Falcon is the latest addition to the homegrown supercar line-up. Introduced at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show in a concept form, it is expected to enter production in the near future in a limited run of just 15 cars per year. The car will be built by the Michigan-based company Mach7 Motorsports, also known as Viper tuner. The Falcon is going to be priced at $200,000, a way more affordable alternative to its American brothers, the SSC Ultimate Aero and the Saleem 7. The car is built on a Hydro-formed chassis with a Corvette-based LS3 V-8 engine making 500 hp slipped behind the passenger cabin. Depending on the angle, you can see a little Dodge Viper, Ferrari 430, and maybe a touch of the Pontiac GTO in its lines, so who knows, maybe the Mach7 Falcon will become the next Dodge Viper… At least, that’s probably the dream that motivates Motorsports Mach7 founders, Jeff and Carl Lemke.
Mosler MT900
No surprise if you have never heard about Mosler, but the truth is that while mainstreem supercar makers like Lamborghini were just starting to think about lightweight construction methods, Mosler have been quietly building featherweight monsters crafted from carbon fiber and Kevlar for years. The company currently produces the MT900R racer and the street-legal MT900S, as well as several unique project vehicles. The latest supercar produced by the Florida manufacturer is the is the 550-hp MT900S Photon, which takes power out of a Corvette Z06-derived 7.0-liter V8. As of January, 2011, a single Photon had been built and was sold for use in the United Kingdom. Right, it’s unfair that such a cool American supercar isn’t available in America. So if you know some patriot with some spare $395,000, contact Mosler Automotive.
Mosler’s next supercar, the Raptor, will boast 650HP and will weight 2,500 lbs, which is 500 lbs less than the recently introduced Pagani Huayra.
HTT Plethore LC-750
How many Canadian supercar brands do you know? Hard question, huh? Well, now you know at least one Canadian supercar, the HTT Pletore LC-750. It is developed by the Montreal-based HTT Technologies. Boasting a power range of impressive 750-1,300 hp coming from a 6.2-liter V8 engine, the Plethore is also an awesome looker. At the moment, orders for the production version of the car are being taken with the price tag set at $795,000 CAD.
Rossion Q1
Based in Pompano Beach, Florida, Rossion Automotive are the creators of another niche American supercar, the Rossion Q1, which is essentially a Noble M400 that has been given a refurbished interior and mildly restyled body. The Rossion Q1 is equipped with a 3.0-liter V6 making solid 450 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. Claimed top speed is 189 mph. The car is now sold worldwide with a base price tag of $100,595.
The Past Legend
Ford GT
This car doesn’t need to be introduced. I will hardly make a mistake saying that the Ford GT is a quintessential American supercar, or better say, a Superamerican car.
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Production 2003–2008 (4,038 produced)
Engine 5.4 L Supercharged Modular V8
Transmission 6-speed manual
Wheelbase 106.7 in
Curb weight 3,485 lb
Original price $149,995
Saleen S7 Twin Turbo
Together with the SSC Ultimate Aero, the Saleen S7 used to be the flagship of the American supercar lineup. Developed jointly by Steve Saleen for the initial concept and direction, Hidden Creek Industries for resources and initial funding, Phil Frank for the body and interior design and development, and Ray Mallock Ltd. for the chassis engineering, the S7 was the only car produced by Saleen not based on an existing chassis. Saleen’s latest model, the 750-hp S7 Twin Turbo, went on sale for $585,296 USD in 2005 and was closed in 2008.
Manufacturer Saleen, Inc.
Production 2005–2009
Engine Ford 427, 7.0 L twin-turbochargedV8
Transmission 6-speed manual
Wheelbase 106.3 in
Curb weight 2,950 lb
Original price $585,296
SSC Ultimate Aero
The SSC Ultimate Aero by Shelby Supercars is the first and the only American supercar to make it to the Guinness Book of World Records record for being the fastest production car in the world. The Bugatti Veyron set this standard back in 2005 by producing a top speed of 253 mph. Then the Ultimate Aero teared that crown off the Veyron by running 257 mph, but then Bugatti reached 267 mph and beat Aero again. Nevertheless, combining american muscle and European styling cues, the SSC Ultimate Aero by far among America’s most iconic cars ever produced.
Manufacturer Shelby SuperCars
Production 2006–present
Engine 6.34 litre 387.2 cu in V8
Curb weight 2,848 lb
Price $650,000
Mach 7 Falcon The American Supercar

Mach 7 Falcon, The New American Supercar | AutoEvolution.com (2011-02-02)

Now that the Viper has exited the scene for a while, it’s time for a new breed of American supercar to take its place. Presented quietly at the 2011 North American International Auto Show, the model comes with a pedigree that will make it a serious competitor on its segment.
Being built by a Viper tuner, Mach7 Motorsports, the model packs an LS9 GM engine (the ones used by the American manufacturer on the Corvette, for instance), which spits 640 horsepower (as standard, the model will be offered with the 500 horsepower LS3 engine).
The engine is wrapped in a body made completely out of carbon fiber, giving the vehicle a curb weight of 2,850 lbs. A hydroformed aluminum chassis is used to link the two together, with large 20 inch Forgeline wheels shoed in Michelin tires sending the horses to the ground.
Performance wise, there’s not much to tell you about, given the fact that the model is still in prototype stage. The company behind it, however, believes the model will easily achieve the acceleration time of the Viper (3.5 seconds) and a top speed of around 200 mph (321 km/h). And, as Mach 7 says, what’s left to say?
The Mach 7 has no release date attached to it yet, but a few details about the production plans and pricing do hover on the Internet. Sources say the model will be priced at around $200,000, with only 14 units of the model to be manufactured each year (14 represents the number of model Mach7 expects to sell each year).
As usual, we’ll keep you posted on any developments.
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Does Michigan’s Mach7 Falcon have what it takes? | TheThrottle.com (2011-01-31)

TheThrottle.com recently did a story on the Falcon Mach7, along with a host of images.

“Mach7 out of Holly, Michigan has taken a Corvette LS3 that produces 500 hp and surrounded it with their own creation. They are calling it the Falcon. It can get you from 0-60 in 3.4 seconds. Their are plans for 15 units per year at a cost of around $200,000. There are also plans for an LS9 option which would produce 640 hp.”

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2011 Mach7 Motorsports Falcon | TopSpeed.com (2011-01-27)

When it comes to supercars, America is fairly well-represented against its European contemporaries with the SSC Ultimate Aero and the Saleen S7. But even if the Land of the Free has some noteworthy machines on its side, the other side of the pond has more options to choose from, including the high-and-mighty Bugatti Veyron.
In an attempt to bolster the American supercar line-up, Mach7 Motorsports, led by its founders, Jeff and Carl Lemke, recently introduced the Falcon supercar at the 2011 Detroit Motor Show. Despite being a pre-production car, all signs are pointing to the Mach77 Falcon being ready for production in the future, at least until after finishing touches and performance tests are done on it.
In any case, Mach7 is looking into building 15 Falcon models every year with seven being built at a time and in six-month intervals. When it becomes ready to be sent off to dealerships, early estimates indicate that the Falcon will be priced at around $200,000, a far cheaper alternative than its American supercar brethren, the Saleen S7 and the SSC Ultimate Aero.
The Falcon’s body is made up entirely of carbon fiber although you probably won’t notice as it lies under whatever color scheme the owner wants for his supercar. There are touches of the high-grade material that will still be visible to the naked eye, particularly at the side sills, rear fascia, canopy structure, and replaceable front splitter. Once you open the Falcon’s clamshell hood and the deck lid on the back, you’ll also be seeing the carbon fiber found in the car’s inner structure, wheel wells, and engine bay coverings. The resin-infused carbon fiber panels used in the Falcon were built in-house by M7M and are considered light, corrosion-proof, and crack-resistant, ensuring that its light weight yet boasting of the tensile strength of steel.
On top of all the carbon fiber goodies, the Falcon also has a strong, lightweight hydro-formed chassis that has been combined with aluminum components, ensuring the car’s strength and sturdiness.
Other items of note from the Falcon’s exterior include a removable targa roof panel and a set of 20” forgeline wheels with Michelin 275/35 front and 335/30 rear high performance tires.
Over at the interior, you’ll find two high-end Venzano racing leather seats, a chrome and leather steering wheel, and state-of-the-art gadgetry that includes a built-in Garmin navigation system, Bluetooth, a built-in iPod/iPhone dock, and a Bose premium sound system.
Test estimates on the LS3 engine will net a 0-60 mph time of just under four seconds…
The base model of the Falcon will come with a 6.2-liter LS3 Corvette V8 engine that produces around 500 horsepower. Mach7 Motorsports is also offering an upgraded engine option that will come with either an LS7 or LS9 supercharged engine that spikes up the output to 640 horsepower. Test estimates on the LS3 engine will net a 0-60 mph time of just under four seconds with an LS9 supercharged engine hitting the same speed in 3.5 seconds with a top speed of well over 200 mph.
Mach7 Motorsports is hoping to build 15 of their Falcons supercars a year with each model costing somewhere around $200,000. Oh, the price you pay for an all-American supercar.
If we are to consider the Mach7 Motorsports Falcon as an American supercar, then two supercars come to mind in terms of being its most prominent competition: the Saleen S7 and the SSC Ultimate Aero.
Realistically speaking, the Ultimate Aero – and the Ultimate Aero II, for that matter – is a little out of the Falcon’s league, leaving the Saleen S7 as the car that the Falcon will most often be compared to.
Judging by the numbers, the two cars have roughly the same performance specs – the S7 also comes with a V8 engine that produces 550 horsepower – with both vehicles also having optional engine upgrades that pumps up the output to somewhere north of 640 horsepower.
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Mach7 Motorsports Falcon Wears Its Inspirations in Carbon Fiber | New York Times (2011-01-11)

Introduced on Tuesday:  Mach7 Motorsports Falcon
Is it real? Orders are being logged at the company’s offices in Holly, Mich., even though the final product’s design has not yet been finalized.
What they said: “It’s a work in progress,” said a Mach7 spokesman, Jeff Lemke. Even so, the Falcon looks every bit a production-ready project. A man and wife, we were told, were interested in buying him-and-her versions in different colors. That would reduce the total number available for delivery this year to 13.
What they didn’t say: Finding buyers for the remaining 13 examples may not be as easy.
What makes it tick? A General Motors-sourced LS3 V-8, producing 500 horsepower, would be the base Falcon’s prime mover. However, for an undisclosed premium, buyers can opt for a 640-horsepower LS9. Built on a hydroformed aluminum chassis and weighing 2,850 pounds, the Falcon should offer performance comparable to the outgoing Dodge Viper.
How much? How soon? “We’re straddling that $200,000 line,” said Nick Dymond, a company representative. The finalized Falcon is expected to ship this year.
How’s it look? The Falcon’s carbon-fiber body reads like a composite of a 12-year-old’s Matchbox collection — but that’s no bad thing for a company best known as a preferred customizer of Dodge Vipers. Hood scoops plumb depths not seen since the Ferrari F50 hypercar. Maranello’s influence extends to the 288 GTO-like flying buttresses connecting roof and rear deck. There is also something of an F-18 Hornet fighter jet in the Falcon’s overall quick-strike mien.