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New American supercar Falcon presented by Mach7 Motorsports

 New American supercar Falcon presented by Mach7 Motorsports
Mach7 Motorsports Falcon supercar, 800, 31.01.2011

Latest American supercar proposal with hints of Ferrari

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.

Source: Mach7 Motorsports via nytimes.com

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rokomartin
THE MOST POWERFUL ENGINE - PAUT MOTOR- YouTube Prototype 2 is performed as an engine with two-sided pistons, positioned at 90° to each other, in combination with PAUT two-stroke cycles (fig 1). Such construction provides an engine containing less assembling parts, having smaller mass to power and overall-dimensions to power ratios, which are the presumptions for a successful product to be accomplished and for low cost production/exploitation to be expected. Smaller mass, compared to the prior art engines, derives from the fact that PAUT engine contains considerably less assembling parts lacking elements such as: rods, camshafts, camshaft's driving parts, some valves, large heads. The very construction of the two-sided piston (fig 3) has more advantages. Contact area between two-sided piston and cylinder is considerably larger compared to prior art pistons. Hence, specific pressures are lower and since the two-sided piston is lubricated under the pressure, the friction is considerably smaller, the more so as we know that normal force Fn in the engine center equals zero (fig 2a). All these results with less wear of the piston and the cylinder. Such a two-sided piston has considerably smaller mass compared to the prior art assembly it replaces, consisting of two pistons with their prison-shafts and two belonging rods, resulting in lessening of linear motion
Feb 14, 2011 3:25 pm
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PONTIAC G8 GXP
Hardcore - looking and (I think) hardcore - driving car is going to be ultra-expensive toy for collectors
Feb 1, 2011 5:05 pm
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GTurbo
The problem with new American supercar companies (except Ford and Shelby) is that they lack originality. European and Asian supercar firms have racing heritage and design uniqueness to favour them in the global market. Unfortunately, these new American supercar outfits have to make do with scraps from other supercar entities. Well, you have to start from somewhere!
Feb 1, 2011 12:49 pm
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Andres2007
I mostly agree with that. These new American supercars you see lately are mostly a medley of European supercars in terms of design, and quite often a bad one (not in this case—I think the retro thing rather works for this car). Companies like Ford, Shelby and even Chevrolet or Dodge have their own heritage, their own design language (which sometimes works, sometimes it doesn't) and their own philosophy. And, you know, I find it somewhat ironic that a top-notch European supercar brand like Lamborghini bases the design of its most exclusive product (the Reventon) on American-designed aircraft (the F-22 to be specific), and yet the American car industry can't possibly come up with elegant designs like that. It's like we can do everything except for cars and castles.
Feb 1, 2011 4:19 pm
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me109a
I like the look for a kit / track car for occasional street duty, but $200k is insane. For that money I could almost have two ZR1s one for the street and one pimped out for the track.
Feb 1, 2011 11:11 am
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weezychest
My question is why name it a Falcon? Its a pathetic, non exotic un sexy super car name. What are they going to unveil next the new 500kw Dandelion. Not bad looking. I like the retro look.
Feb 1, 2011 4:02 am
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M!
$200k can be well spent in many other ways. for a little more, why not a 458 or M4P-12C with thoroughbred pedigree?
Feb 1, 2011 3:30 am
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badaboom
i always welcome another super car, my childhood dream is kicking out when i see super car
Feb 1, 2011 2:57 am
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ADCAR
It looks like it has been made in home garage
Feb 1, 2011 1:22 am
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Ferraridude
It actually looks like a non-cautiously rendered car for an iPhone racing game. I saw this in road and tracks ampersand a while ago and I thought it would be a great supercar. But now I don't like it anymore. Although it does have the looks of 80's ferrari's and 60's camaros, it doesn't even do much of a good job of looking as good as the 40 year old cars. Although I would take this over maybe a badly bruised ford pinto, I don't like it. And I don't like the pinto either.
Jan 31, 2011 11:06 pm
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joelynn
Its the unholy love child of an 80s Ferrari and an Evo, made in a garden shed.
Jan 31, 2011 9:49 pm
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RobERob
"You honestly think that the newest incarnation of the Chevrolet Camaro should have looked like this" First, talk about taking this wayyyy out of context. And second, yes I do! However, my argument didn't have anything to do with "performance" or higher cost, as it did with overall design. If you were to look closely and do a side-by-side comparison of the the aforementioned, you can see a bearing resemblance (front), which is why I made the comparison to begin with (minus the unnecessary eye candy, of course). I'd like to think that had they not gone retro with the maro, it would have looked something similar to this. Other than that, I'd have to say that it's more loosely based on a Ferrari 355 and Vette. Additionally, common sense should tell one that the average house hold cannot afford a 6 figure car, but then that would be totally defeating the purpose of the "biggest bang for you buck" slogan that these cars have always embodied. Again, I'm not suggesting super car performance here. I simply feel that it's more of a disservice, not only to that era, but to 30 plus years of automotive design by going retro, suggesting that everything that has been done after that period was a mistake; that there was no progress made, or even worse, everything designed since then was crap, especially with cars with as much history as the Camaro/Mustang. I don't see any other car companies doing what American car companies have done with the whole "retro" theme and frankly, even if I'm the only one, I'm tired of it. Initially, I was a fan of the new Camaro during the concept phase and first impression, but over time, I find it to be a poorly executed design that's no where near as beautiful as the original was and still is today. It's about evolving; it's about progress; not modern interpretations of the original. I, for one, would like to know that American ingenuity still exists instead of having to pull something 30-40 years from the past!
Jan 31, 2011 9:38 pm
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charlemagne
hints of ferrari, parts from old lotus, front from transformers, all put together by a 14 yrs old, kit car overall look, but to be honest, it's so unbelievable kitchy that actually it spawn a class of its own.
Jan 31, 2011 8:46 pm
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norther
i think the front is inpired from that citroen prototype. and the back is more of a ford GT with vette taillights. although the design isnt ugly, i cant say its impressive either. seen alot like this one.
Jan 31, 2011 8:34 pm
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w0bble
that car i mean the camaro not this falcon
Jan 31, 2011 8:31 pm
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w0bble
awesome car to kit i agree alot of horsepower for your buck 2
Jan 31, 2011 8:30 pm
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w0bble
ok make that many most
Jan 31, 2011 8:28 pm
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w0bble
any japanese car out there on the market has a better interior than the camaro
Jan 31, 2011 8:27 pm
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sensei
My favorite Camaro moment is at a dealer in Lake Park, FL. I had just looked at a 2010 model and gotten out. A salesman walked over to talk to me and I mentioned that I was surprised to see the new Camaro to have the flappy paddles. The dealer said that the Camaro didn't, but that was an option in the Vette. I didn't say what I wanted to say - "Look azzhole, I just got out of the car less than 20 seconds ago where I was playing with the paddles so I know damn well what I just saw. When you don't know the cars in your own damn showroom, you should not be trying to sell them. Idiot." I just nodded and headed for the door. There's only so much stupid that I can take in a day.
Feb 1, 2011 8:56 am
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Mikeado
Unoriginal, nothing revolutionary, just a very good kit car. NEXT!
Jan 31, 2011 8:26 pm
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w0bble
yeah all those awards might be "international" but most people (including most car critics and journalists) in the world do not know the new camaro nor have they ever seen one and those who i know who are not from the US do not like it its simple technology and average retro design but one thing i must admit for the money it costs it sure is fun to drive (i had it as a rent a car) and the interior is somewhat acceptable compared to previous ghastly chevy interiors
Jan 31, 2011 8:25 pm
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B_M_Gearhead
Well this just got really awkward.
Jan 31, 2011 8:29 pm
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MRAD
Well that comment is completely wrong, try heading to some of those other countries and you will see that the Camaro is not just well known, it is highly desired. Here in the UK and over in Portugal (where I go pretty much every single year to see my family), the car is highly desired and they just wish they could get some of the higher horsepower versions they sell over in the US and Canada (lol, American classic, built in Canada).
Feb 1, 2011 7:34 am
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B_M_Gearhead
You honestly think that the newest incarnation of the Chevrolet Camaro should have looked like this, and competed head to head with the likes of Ferrari, Lamborghini, and other supercars? Not that anybody else in the world cares but how can you mean they made a mistake going retro. That car won the World Car Design of the Year award. That's not an "American" award, that is an award selected by a jury of 48 international automotive journalists from 22 countries. But what do they know, Rob here thinks they should have made it into an Enzo beater. Just what the average household that has an income around 100K a year needs. They would have sold a million of them... do you feel the sarcasm, please tell me you sense the sarcasm!! Auto design is about evolution of the brand and keeping the design language intact from model to model. Here is a list of acclaims that have been give to this cheap and lame rip-off of the 69 Camaro: Official vehicle of the 2008 SEMA show, Vehicles that will redefine the auto industry in the next year by Detroit Free Press, Official Pace Car of the 2009 Daytona 500, Official Pace Car of the 2009 Indianapolis 500, Official Pace Car of the 2010 Indianapolis 500, Official Pace Car of the 2011 Indianapolis 500, 2010 All Star by Automobile Magazine, 2010 Best Resale Value: Sports Car by Kiplinger, 2010 Best Resale Value Award by Kelly Blue Book, Top 20 Most-Researched New Vehicles of 2009 by Kelly Blue Book, World Car Design of the Year 2010 by World Car of the Year Awards, 2010 Interior of the year by Ward's, Best Buy by Consumers Digest, 2010 Drivers' Choice by Motor Trend, Internet Car and Truck of the Year, 2010 Launch Breakthrough Award by Edmunds. Sorry to inundate you with so many facts, but you could use a few it looked like.
Jan 31, 2011 7:55 pm
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