2011 Mach7 Motorsports Falcon
America has to offer a couple of supercars that can rival the European rivals. Some of these cars include the the Saleen S7 and the SSC Ultimate Aero, both of them pretty cool cars. However, in Europe you have a lot more options to choose from, including the epic Bugatti Veyron. Mach7 Motorsports is trying to bring another American player in this competition with the launch of their latest model, dubbed Mach77 Falcon.
Presented at this year’s Detroit Motor Show, Mach7 Motorsports, led by its founders Jeff and Carl Lemke, said that the Mach77 Falcon will get the green light for production pretty soon, after doing some finishing touches and taking a couple of performance tests.
The automaker is planning on making only 15 units annually, with seven of them being built at the same time and in 6-month intervals. When it will enter the production model stage, the Mach77 Falcon will cost approximately $200,000 which is more affordable than the aforementioned SSC Ultimate Aero and the Saleen C7.
Outside, the car benefits from a carbon fiber body to keep the curb weight down to a minimum. There are a couple of touches of high-grade materials that will still be noticeable to the naked eye, especially at the rear fascia, side sills, the replaceable splitter and canopy structure. If you open the car’s impressive clamshell hood as well as the deck lid on the back, you will also spot carbon fiber in the vehicle’s inner structure, engine bay coverings and wheel wells. The resin-infused carbon fiber panels were built in-house by Mach7 Motorsports and are light, crack-resistant and corrosion-proof.
On top of the car’s carbon fiber package, the impressive Falcon benefits from a very strong and lightweight hydro-formed chassis which was combined with aluminum parts that ensures the vehicle’s sturdiness and strength.
The car also benefits from a targa roof panel and it rides on 20-inch rims, covered by Michelin 275.35 tires in the front and 335/30 high-performance rubber out in the back.
Inside the cabin, you will find the two impressive Venzano racing seats that are covered in leather, leather / chrome steering wheel along with a bunch of other goodies like the Bose sound system, a built-in iPod dock, Bluetooth support and Garmin navigation system.
The most important aspects of the car can be found in its performance levels. The entry-level model will be fitted with a Corvette V8 6.2-liter LS3 that outputs about 500 ponies. Also available is an upgraded engine option that will be available with either an LS7 or LS9 supercharged power unit which will increase the total horsepower to 640. According to the estimate tests made, the LS3-powered Falcon will do the 0-62 mph sprint in less than four seconds, onto a top speed of over 200 mph.
Being an American car, it will rival with the SSC Ultimate Aero and the Saleen S7 which we talked about earlier. However, the Ultimate Aero I and II are a little bit out of the Falcon’s league which means that the S7 will be the most important competitor. Looking at the performance figures, the two models have just about the same number as the Saleen S7 is also powered by a V8 that churns 550 hp. In addition, the S7 is also available with an engine upgrade that allows it to produce somewhere around 640 hp.
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