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Old 01-22-2014, 12:40 AM   #1
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http://www.mach7motorsports.com/page/page/3752064.htm

http://falconf7.com/

I hadn't heard about this company or vehicle until last summer. This is the first time I've seen one in person. I didn't know they were designed and built within 20 minutes of my house. Pretty cool.





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Old 01-22-2014, 08:42 AM   #2
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so its just another corvette crate engine in a kit car.


excuse me I need to go read my newspaper.
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Old 01-22-2014, 09:07 AM   #3
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so its just another corvette crate engine in a kit car.


excuse me I need to go read my newspaper.
lol my initial thought was "Probably has a LS in it"...
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Old 01-22-2014, 09:19 AM   #4
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I don't think it is marketed or sold as a kit car. They are supposedly going to be hand built at a rate of 20 per year. You can't buy one that is incomplete and finish it yourself. It's not like the Factory Five GTM. I don't know how they get around DOT safety certifications though.
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Old 01-22-2014, 11:39 AM   #5
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Doesn't DOT only mandate you pass safety regs and such if you sell like 500+ a year?

Also, I think scrappy just means someone who designed and built their own kit car and dropped an LS into it. Just because they're assembling it doesn't make it not a kit car. I doubt it's up to par with true OEM and probably still retains a very kit car feel.
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Old 01-22-2014, 03:44 PM   #6
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I'm torn here.

I love the fact that America is finally getting a "cottage industry" for cars. OTOH they are all either hideous, or unoriginal (see Eqqussuusuusssss Bass) and they are all powered by a Chevy small block
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Old 01-22-2014, 03:58 PM   #7
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But Ford Falcon...not enough birds of prey to choose from?
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Kestrel would be a good name

Granted it would be better applied to something more Miata sized.
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Old 01-22-2014, 04:03 PM   #9
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I'm torn here.

I love the fact that America is finally getting a "cottage industry" for cars. OTOH they are all either hideous, or unoriginal (see Eqqussuusuusssss Bass) and they are all powered by a Chevy small block
And grotesquely expensive for what they offer versus something with a real name behind it like the 458 italia.
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Kestrel would be a good name

FTL reference?
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what about the finch or canary
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Old 01-23-2014, 12:42 AM   #13
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what about the finch or canary
Song birds, not a bird of prey.

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Osprey
Also good.
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I second osprey, paint it black and white...best bird of prey ever after the eagle of course. Its the only bird that understands aerodynamics
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Still looks more like a finch to me.. but whatever
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Condor?
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Old 01-23-2014, 09:39 AM   #17
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OH I got it,

Vulcher.
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Kudos to them for trying. While the base engine is an old trusty and crusty GM, no one can fault it for lack of performance. I actually saw the car at NAIAS in 2012 and spoke a bit with the owner. Very cool guy with a lot of passion for his car. He certainly believed in it and was super excited about its capabilities.
I’m happy that an American is getting into the supercar business and even happier that it is someone in Michigan. While the supercar skyscrapers have already been built with names like Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren and so on, at one time those companies were small and new comers to the game as well (granted that for most this was 40+ years ago) but you never know, maybe in the future Falcon will be up there.
Also, the kit car thing can be applied to any super car, all super cars from the Pagani Huayra to the Bugatti Veyron are built by hand with individual panels bonded together by one guy so I don’t think this car is any less because of that.
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I'd like to see the US Cottage car industry try to tackle the lower echelons of the financial levels. One thing the British industry has done successfully was offer cars from the 20k's all the way up to the millions.
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Kudos to them for trying. While the base engine is an old trusty and crusty GM, no one can fault it for lack of performance. I actually saw the car at NAIAS in 2012 and spoke a bit with the owner. Very cool guy with a lot of passion for his car. He certainly believed in it and was super excited about its capabilities.
Iím happy that an American is getting into the supercar business and even happier that it is someone in Michigan. While the supercar skyscrapers have already been built with names like Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren and so on, at one time those companies were small and new comers to the game as well (granted that for most this was 40+ years ago) but you never know, maybe in the future Falcon will be up there.
Also, the kit car thing can be applied to any super car, all super cars from the Pagani Huayra to the Bugatti Veyron are built by hand with individual panels bonded together by one guy so I donít think this car is any less because of that.
Can't take anything you say seriously in this statement or ever again with the comparison and mention of "kit car" being applied in any way to a Pagani Huayra or Bugatti Veyron. You can like the Falcon all you want, but that is just plain old ridiculous.
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Can't take anything you say seriously in this statement or ever again with the comparison and mention of "kit car" being applied in any way to a Pagani Huayra or Bugatti Veyron. You can like the Falcon all you want, but that is just plain old ridiculous.
So you have seen all the documentation of a Pagani or Koenigsegg running through US DOT safety tests and passing? You don't have to call them a "kit" car, but unless they reach a certain production volume they fall into the same category under government regulations. Of course charging $1M for a Veyron makes it seem like something completely different from a $100k or $200k vehicle.
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Old 01-31-2014, 02:31 PM   #23
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A major investor in this is Ken Lingenfelter (aka The Sultan of Michigan); he also plays a role in Lingenfelter performance since the death of John. So he is definitely a good person to have in the mix with this car.

If I wasn't a brand whore, this car would be on my list of cars to buy.
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