Hand Built Falcon F7 Powered by the Z06 Corvette’s LS7 V8...

[VIDEO] Hand Built Falcon F7 Powered by the Z06 Corvette’s LS7 V8 Engine

[VIDEO] Hand Built Falcon F7 Powered by the Z06 Corvette's LS7 V8 Engine

Article contributed by Mitch Talley

A new supercar with a Z06 LS7 motor and suspension components borrowed from a Corvette could be on the market later this year. Falcon, the Michigan company that builds bodykits and other mods for the Dodge Viper, announced a couple of years ago at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show that it would be building a supercar in limited numbers (just 15 cars a year).

At the 2012 Detroit Auto Show this month, Falcon revealed a new concept version that it says is a glimpse of the production F7 supercar that will be out later this year.

The company now says it may make up to 20 of the cars annually, at a price around $225,000. The Falcon’s 7.0 liter LS7 will pump out more than 620 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque, and since the car weighs only 2,785 pounds compared to about 3,350 pounds for a Corvette, performance promises to be outstanding.

In fact, Falcon says its car will go from 0 to 60 in 3.3 seconds, with an estimated top speed of 200 mph.

The entire body is made of carbon fiber, with a lot of the internal structure composed of aluminum.

By comparison, the 2012 Corvette ZR1’s 6.2 liter LS9 motor produces 638 horsepower and 604 pound-feet of torque. The ZR1 goes 0 to 60 in 3.3 seconds and has a top speed of 205 mph.

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Mitch Talley
Mitch Talley has loved Corvettes since he was just 8 years old. He's owned 10 Corvettes since 1983, including examples from the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth generations. His goal is to own first, second, and seventh generation cars someday. He and his son, Chris, also a Corvette enthusiast, served as Captains of the 2014 Georgia Corvette Caravan.


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