2012 Mach7 Motorsports Falcon F7 | TopSpeed.com (2012-01-09)
Mach7 Motorsports waltzed into the 2011 Detroit Auto Show with a killer new machine that was poised to further represent America in the supercar war of the worlds. Turns out, that was just a prototype and they’re back in Detroit again to reveal their polished Falcon F7. The new Falcon F7 supercar will go on sale at a starting price of $195,000, with some versions heading up to $250,000. Mach7 Motorsports hopes to produce fifteen cars in the first year, twenty- five plus cars in the second year, and then consistently produce one hundred or more cars in each of the following years.
The Falcon F7 will feature an all carbon-fiber body, an aluminum/carbon fiber monocoque chassis, a billet suspension, an extreme power to weight ratio, and hand-crafted interiors. It is powered by a 7.0 liter V8 engine that delivers a total of 620 HP at 6600 rpm and 585 lb-ft of torque at 5400 rpm. With the extra power, the Falcon F7 will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3.3-3.6 seconds and will hit a top speed somewhere between 190 to 200 mph.
Exterior and Interior
After over three years of development and safety testing in the racing industry, the Falcon F7 is finally ready for its first customer. Falcon hopes to offer a cheaper alternative to the much more expensive supercar existing out there. The F7’s body is made up entirely of carbon fiber combined with an aluminum/carbon fiber monocoque chassis that will keep the car’s weight at a lower 2,785 lbs.
“The manufacturing experience to fabricate and build the Falcon F7 was derived from first hand experience plus many years in the component manufacturing business as well as the development and fabrication of the primary prototype. The aluminum monocoque chassis provided by Superlite cars in Clinton Township, is proven in racecar design with over three years of development and safety testing in the racing industry. The chassis is a proven winner, consistently coming in first place, in unlimited class racing events.”
The Falcon F7 will sit on 20″ forgeline wheels with Michelin 275/35 front and 335/30 rear high performance tires.
The Mach7 Motorsports Falcon F7 is powered by a 7.0 liter V8 engine combined with a 6-speed transaxle that together deliver a total of 620 HP at 6600 rpm and a peak torque of 585 lb-ft at 5400 rpm. This setup will sprint the F7 from 0 to 60 mph in 3.3 – 3.6 seconds and up to a top speed of 190-200 mph. The quarter mile is done in 10.9 seconds, while the 60 mph to 0 braking is done in under 100 feet.
The Falcon F7 is equipped with a fully independent pushrod type suspension with CNC machined aluminum billet rockers, coil-over dampers with external reservoirs, and hydraulically assisted, Bosch anti-lock components and electronics system.
The new Falcon F7 supercar will go on sale at a starting price of ranging from $195,000 to $250,000. Falcon hopes to produce fifteen cars in the first year, twenty- five plus cars in the second year, and then consistently produce one hundred or more cars in each of the following years.
The Mach7 Motorsports Falcon F7 is a cheaper alternative to American models like the Saleen S7 and the SSC Ultimate Aero. Launched in 2001, the Saleen S7 is priced at about $555,000 – making the F7 a bargain. The S7 also only delivers 550 HP compared to the Falcon F7’s 620 HP. Fighting with the Ultimate Aero is a bit harder for the F7 because SSC supercar delivers a total of 1,183 HP and can hit a top speed of 270 mph. Of course, it also comes priced at $650,000.