And now, straight from 255 Elm Street, Holly, Michigan…
It reads like the address of a Midwestern primary school, but that’s where the Falcon F7 supercar has been developed and is now being assembled. What we have here is the first customer car ready to be delivered, but first visiting the Detroit show.
Based on an aluminum/carbon fiber monocoque and said to boast “…a solid, testosterone driven personality,” the mid-engine F7 sells for $195,000-$250,000. The body is carbon-fiber, the pushrod-type suspension honed from aluminum billets. Steering is rack and pinion with electric assist.
Falcon claims a curb weight of 2785 lb. for the F7, and says it hits 60 mph in 3.3 to 3.5 seconds. This blistering pace is provided by a 7.0-liter Chevrolet V-8 tuned to 620 bhp and 585 lb.-ft. of torque. Spun through a 6-speed transaxle, it would ultimately take the F7 to a top speed of 190 to 200 mph. On a skidpad, the F7 is said to generate as much as 1.3g.
Falcon plans to build and sell 15 cars in its first full year of production, raising that to 25 the second year and 100 or more in subsequent years.