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.