America has never been known for its supercars the same way Italy is. That isn’t to say we lack cars of supercar caliber; one need only look at the 638 horsepower Corvette ZR1. The thing with the ZR1 though, is it is still a Corvette. Go to any car show, and most people would never know the difference between the ZR1 and a base C6, other than that funny window in the hood.
But pull up to a car show in Falcon Motorsport’s LS7-powered F7 supercar, and we can guarantee you nobody will know what the hell you are driving. Which will give you the perfect chance to brag about this American-built, mid-engine supercar.
Stuffed into a corner spot between Via Motor’s 100 MPG pickup and Bentley’s always-over-the-top-booth at this year’s North American International Auto Show was the Falcon F7. Sitting on a custom-built aluminum frame with an integrated carbon fiber support tunnel, the Falcon F7 borrows much of its suspension bits from the late model Corvette. The ZF transmission comes out of a Ford GT, and the 620 horsepower, 600 ft-lbs LS7 sits in a mid-mounted position for superior weight distribution.
Speaking of weight, thanks to its lightweight carbon fiber body panels, the F7 tips the scales at a mere 2,785 pounds. That is a power-to-weight ratio of just 4.5 pounds for every horsepower. The 0-60 time is estimated to be between 3.3 and 3.6 seconds, and the quarter mile will take about 10.9 seconds according the the Falcon F7 website. It all sounds very yummy to us, though the limited production (just 20 will be built) and high price (beginning at $225,000) means you probably won’t see them at your next car show.