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(from Falcon Press
Release) Falcon Motor Sports F7 Series I
Detroit, January 10,
2012: Home-grown but not home-built in Holly, Mich., the technically
advanced Falcon Motor Sports F7 Series I makes its production debut
at the 2012 North American International Auto Show.
• F7 Series I
specifications finalized in Q4, 2011
• Falcon Motor Sports receives U.S. Department of Transportation
certification as an automobile manufacturer in December, 2011
• First customer car shown at Detroit NAIAS
Falcon F7: Its Reason For Being
Some enthusiasts believe
modern supercars have lost their edge. Some current supercars coddle
their drivers with a supple ride and automated gearboxes.
Electronic safety nets reduce the driving skill needed to push the
limits. The net result can be an abject absence of personality.
The Falcon F7 Series I
rebels against this trend. It personifies a thoroughly modern
performance machine with the soul of a classic supercar.
Falcon F7: Exterior Styling
The evocative F7 Series
I finds its general inspiration from 1980s-era supercars; dramatic
designs that had yet to surrender the science of the wind tunnel and
the demands of international government regulations.
Every exterior and inner
structural panel is formed from lightweight carbon fiber, literally
melding classic styling with modern technology.
Falcon F7: Interior
exude quality and attention to detail. Exceptionally roomy for a
supercar, the F7 Series I accommodates drivers up to 6'4" in
comfort. A choice of seats (upholstered by Venzano in hand-sewn
leather) and an adjustable gauge pod help ideally position the
includes an iPod docking station, Bluetooth device connectivity,
Garmin GPS, premium audio system, keyless locking and ignition
system, power windows, and air conditioning.
Falcon F7: Chassis
The F7 rides upon a
unique race-derived platform developed over literally hundreds of
on-track hours. The chassis itself is tig-welded aluminum with an
integrated carbon fiber structural tunnel, as well as carbon fiber
reinforced floor pan and firewall. The generously-sized cockpit
benefits from front and
rear energy-absorbing structures plus fully-integrated A- and
B-pillar roll hoops.
The lightweight chassis
also features fully adjustable and independent billet suspension
components and dampers. The reasonable ride height makes onroad
driving possible, and nearly worry free (in terms of managing
driveway aprons, pot holes, etc.). The rack-and-pinion power
steering is a fully
adjustable electric unit. Brakes are vented and slotted four-wheel
discs augmented with Bosch ABS (ABS optional).
Falcon F7: Powertrain
7-liter naturally-aspirated all-aluminum V-8 produces
620-horsepower. Unlike engines featuring forced induction, the
7-liter responds with a linear elasticity that brings joy to the
finely tuned senses of the true enthusiast.
The engine sits low and
longitudinally amidships, driving a 6-speed manual transaxle based
on a design by Ricardo, one of the world's preeminent transmission
manufacturers. The actual shifter is hand-crafted out of billet
Falcon F7: The Performance
There is a realty that
comes from motivating less than 1.5 tons with over 600 horsepower;
an extreme power-to-weight ratio.
While official track
testing has not been completed, projected performance for the Falcon
F7 Series I equipped with the naturally-aspirated 7-liter V-8 is:
mph in 3.3-3.6 seconds
• 190-200 mph top speed
• 1.1-1.3g maximum lateral acceleration
• Sub 100-foot 60-0 mph braking performance
Falcon F7: Pricing
The Falcon F7 Series I
equipped with the 7-liter V-8 retails for $225,000.
Falcon F7: The Genesis
Falcon Motor Sports
began development of the F7 in 2009. A team of skilled craftsman
created a running engineering prototype that earned serious respect
when shown at the 2010 North American International Auto Show.
The F7 Series I is a
continuation of this original effort.
Falcon F7: The Personalities
often create the most memorable vehicles. Jeff Lemke is one such
personality. A Detroit native, Lemke impacted the high-performance
automotive scene with his aftermarket kits for Dodge Vipers from the
late 1990s and through the first decade of 2000. This successful
business venture helped Lemke hone his design, engineering and
In 2011, Lemke partnered
with Fran Hall, notable for his Superlite racecars. The
Superlite's track performance is respected across North America and
the choice of track day enthusiasts who want affordable, reliable
and robust prototype class performance.
Falcon F7: Next Steps
Falcon Motor Sports
accepted its first F7 Series I order in 2010 as final development
continued. The first customer car is on display at the 2012 Detroit
North American International Auto Show. Additional vehicles are
under construction and orders are being accepted to complete the
initial F7 Series I
production run of ten vehicles.
Falcon F7: The Future
orders are being accepted as Falcon Motor Sports plans to complete a
total of 10 Series I vehicles during calendar year 2012.
Opportunities remain for
potential owners to partner with Falcon Motor Sports in the
development of their personal F7 Series I.
The basic specifications
of the F7 Series I are fixed, however development partner/owners
have the unique opportunity to contribute to the final refinements
and tuning of the F7 line by participating – hands on – in equipment
choices and final states of chassis tuning. Details on becoming a
development partner and owner of an F7 Series I are available upon