History is littered with tales of do-it-yourself supercars. In fact, some of the greatest, most legendary vehicles came to life after the standard didn’t tickle someone’s fancy. Think Lamborghini’s answer to Ferrari, and so on.
The idea still lives on today, and the Falcon F7 fits the description ever so well.
Jeff Lemke, CEO of Falcon Motorsports, decided he was through tinkering and retrofitting Dodge Vipers and Corvettes, and set out to create his own supercar. Enter the Falcon F7. The design is said to be inspired by some of Lemke’s most beloved vehicles: the Ferrari 288 GTO, Corvette, Dodge Viper and a pinch of Ford GT for good measure. But, the vehicle has been sprinkled with fighter jet design cues inside and out to add a sense of originality.
Why has it landed in our sights? Because the guys and gals at Lingenfelter Performance Engineering have supplied the power. LS7 power, to be exact. The Falcon F7 utilizes a boosted LS7 427 cubic-inch V8 with custom carbon-fiber intake manifold with separate plenums for each bank and long runners. The result nets the F7 620 hp and 600 lb-ft of torque. And, with the materials and mass tipping the scales at only 2,800 pounds, you bet it’s no slouch.
Barrett-Jackson will offer up the Detroit-bred supercar at its Las Vegas auction, with this particular F7 being VIN 001, and the only F7 wearing Sunset Orange. With no reserve, this one-of-a-kind machine could find a good home to being turning heads.