A while ago we talked about a new American sportscar that got introduced to the world at the recent North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and here is the first official video released by the carmaker starring the new model: meet (again) the Falcon F7.
The car is a mid-mounted rear wheel drive coupe assembled in Holly, Michigan, and is powered by an impressive 7.0-litre V8 engine courtesy of Chevy (based on the LS7 unit of the Corvette) and delivering an output of 620 hp with 813 Nm (585 lb-ft) of peak torque. This unit is coupled to a 6-speed manual transmission and provides the car with a 0-100km/h (62 mph) sprint time of 3.3-3.5 seconds, with a top speed of about 310 km/h (200 mph).
The F7 uses an aluminum/carbon fiber monocoque and comes with a minimal cabin that makes large use of leather and carbon fibre. The F7’s equipment also includes Garmin sat-nav, iPod dock, BlueTooth connectivity and air conditioner. Automaker Falcon is planning to build and sell 15 F7s during the first full year of production, 25 units in the second year and then 100 or more in the following years.
One of the most interesting cars that debuted at this year’s North American International Auto Show is the Falcon F7, a new supercar assembled in Holly, Michigan. The model is a mid-mounted rear wheel drive coupe powered by a 7.0-litre V8 courtesy of Chevrolet, based on the LS7 unit of the Corvette. This engine produces 620 hp and 813 Nm (585 lb-ft) of torque, and is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. Weighing in at 1,263 kg (2785 lb), the car is claimed to hit the 100 km/h (62 mph) mark in about 3.3-3.5 seconds, with a top speed in the 310 km/h area (200 mph).
The F7 is based on an aluminum/carbon fiber monocoque, with its minimal interior using leather and carbon fibre. The car comes with Garmin sat-nav, iPod dock, BlueTooth connectivity and air conditioner. Falcon plans to build and sell 15 cars in its first full year of production, raising that to 25 the second year and 100 or more in subsequent years.
View the full Falcon F7 at the 2012 NAIAS photo gallery
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One of the most sought-after concepts at this year’s North American International Auto Show is the all-electric Volkswagen E-Bugster Concept, based on the New Beetle Ragster Concept that VW showcased at the same Detroit’s event in 2006. The model is powered by an electric motor producing 114 hp and 269 Nm (199 ft-lb) of peak torque, and fed by a 315 kg lithium-ion battery package stored under trunk floor and rear seats. The charging port is located under the VW logo at the front, and is compatible with all three types of available chargers: Level 1 (120V), Level 2 (240V), and Level 3 (quick charge), through which 80% charge can be reached in just 30 minutes. The model is credited with a range of 160 km (100 miles)
Aesthetically, the E-Bugster is also a pretty interesting evolution of the classic Beetle design, with an upper body featuring a low, flat roof (E-Bugster’s roofline is nearly 3″ lower than the Beetle’s) and no rear windows, LED daytime running lights integrated in the front bumper that form a quite captivating graphic effect (mirrored by the reflectors on the rear) and 20″ alloys that remind us of the old Beetle of the 70s/80s. In the cabin we have a white leather-dominated interior, but the only significant change in comparison to the usual Beetle’s layout is the revised instrumentation.
By clicking on the links below you can access E-Bugster’s official photo gallery released by VW and some shots our friends from Autoblog.it has taken right at VW’s booth in Detroit. To find out more about the new Beetle, check out the official Press Release after the jump.