a ride in the Falcon F7 supercar

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  1. Jeff Lemke

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    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.


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    Good luck with the car, dude. It looks killer.........................go fast or be last! :2tu:
     
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    Wow Jeff, I liked the previous model till I saw the F7 -- I thought I liked the orange paint on the F7 from the car show last summer but man... this color looks great on the car!
    My favorite look so far. You're definitely honing in on the knockout punch... Keep it up!

    Mike
     
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    I think the car is stunning, Best of luck Jeff with the business and Happy New Year :2tu:
     
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    I like it. I like unique things that aren't everywhere. Thats alway been my real beef with Vettes and Mustangs. No matter what "version" one has, they're still a dime a dozen. Love the look even though it does look a bit dated. If I had 200k just to blow and it wouldnt make a dent, then sure, I'd have one. And I certainly don't question the work gone into it. But, for that kind of money, there are other cars I would much rather have. With that being said, definitely beautiful car.
     
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    said it before, i will say it again-i hope that it does very well. looks like an awesome car and a lot of time has been put into it.

    Just dont forget about my roof ;)
     
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    Jeff, the car looks fantastic! I've been a fan since you first posted teaser pics on the forum here. Good luck and keep up the good work!
     
  8. DtRockstar1

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    I do agree with that very much. I call those cars "overplayed songs on the radio." I do love Corvettes, Mustangs, and Camaros, but seeing a very rare car feels like a special occasion.

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  9. Jeff Lemke

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    That looks menacing. :naughty:
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  11. Jeff Lemke

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    I just found my new wallpaper. Just stunning, Jeff
     
  14. Jeff Lemke

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    harley got to shaken and rollin in the early 90,s going to hollywood and sporting thier machines in the limelight, put a few cars out there in the hands of some celebs, who knows what might happen- your car is stunning
     
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    Still my favorite! Loved it at Sema!!! The car is killer! :2tu:
    Cheers
     
  18. Jeff Lemke

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    Thanks! :usa:
     
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  20. Jeff Lemke

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    Check this video out here:

    http://youtu.be/PCS0dl7nbhs


    The Falcons are now available in several models:

    The flag ship F7 $229,000
    The F5 $139,000
    The F7R $149,000
    The F5R $89,000
     
  21. LifeIsGood

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    I'll bite. Commercial looks great. I went to your website, but couldn't find any info on the F5 and F5R. What's the 411?
     
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    That's what I call the American Pagani. Top notch quality! Great job..
     
  23. Jeff Lemke

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    Wow Jeff, your car is featured headliner in today's MSN.com news...... not bad?
     

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