Quite frankly, I think a kit car is a KIT. Period. Someone orders some pieces here, gets some parts from there, makes things fit together and builds it themselves. Viper, Saleen S7, Pagani, or whoever has specifically gone out to design and manufacture a car is a car manufacturer. Joe mechanic cannot just up and build these, as is the case with the Falcon F7. The original Vipers were extremely basic which was a big part of the appeal, but it's simplicity had some people screaming "kit". It was manufactured by one of the largest car companys in the world for crying out loud. Falcon Motor Sports is a federally recognized car manufacturer and there is not a doner car or any used parts in sight. Those who want to scream kit are going to do it no matter what, but what I assume they mean is the lack of $100,000,000 to develop and put the car into production can sometimes be evident in the overall refinement of the product. The statement "Car doesn't stand a chance over $50,000" is silly and very out of touch considering how expensive race ready components and carbon fiber cost. Show me a 100% carbon fiber body, aluminum/carbon monocoque chassis with machined billet pushrod suspension for under $150,000. Styling is subjective and the retro design was deliberate. I do agree with Robiferretti on the real challenges of a small car manufacturer; Confidence and credibility is by far the biggest concern no matter how great the product seems to be. Companys like Falcon must hang on, stay determined, establish a great reputation and create a brand before confidence becomes established. It's not easy, but it's been done before and I didn't get this far to fail.