New American supercar Falcon presented by Mach7 Motorsports

Quietly presented at the recent Detroit Auto Show, Mach7 Motorsports, based out of Holly, Michigan revealed the 500hp Falcon.

Quietly presented at the recent Detroit Auto Show, Mach7 Motorsports, based out of Holly, Michigan revealed the 500 hp Falcon.

With a targeted production of 15 units per year, the Falcon has an aluminum hydro-formed chassis with a carbon fiber monocoque. The "off the shelf" Corvette LS3 V8 engine producing 500 hp (373 kW / 507 PS) is available as the standard engine.  Although, to make the Falcon a truly credible supercar Mach7 offers the GM LS9 engine with 640 hp (477 kW / 649 PS).

Mach7 provided no performance specs, as the Falcon displayed in Detroit was an unfinalized prototype, but the company (prominently known as a Viper tuner) anticipates similar numbers to the now defunct Dodge. If you'll recall, the Viper does 0–60 mph (0–97 km/h) in 3.4 sec, 0–100 mph (0–160 km/h) in 7.6 sec, quarter mile in 10.92 sec @ 127.79 mph (205.66 km/h) and has a top speed of 202 mph (325 km/h).  With a a curb weight of 2850 lbs (1293 kg) these figures could be conservative considering the Viper with its 600 hp (447 kW / 608 PS) V10 weighed 3,460 lb (1,570 kg) in standard trim.

Pricing for the Falcon is expected hover around $200,000 according to a company representative with first deliveries beginning before the end of the year.

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Motor show Detroit Auto Show
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Tags 2011 detroit auto show, 2011 naias, american supercar, falcon, falcon supercar, mach7 falcon, mach7 motorsports, mach7 motorsports falcon, naias