Fancy owning a car company? Here's one listed for sale. Opportunities like this don't happen very often.
There's a good chance you've never heard of Falcon Motorsports. Founded in 2009 by Jeff Lemke, who built body panels for the Dodge Viper, the independent Michigan-based manufacturer isn't the most prolific car company in the world. Falcon Motorsports only sells one car: the F7. Since it debuted in 2012, only seven examples have been built, although one of them was wrecked.
We recently came across a 2014 Falcon F7 for sale on Cars and Bids, the third example that rolled off the production line, which sold for $122,000. Now, another Falcon F7 is looking for a new owner, but this one comes with a unique bonus: the buyer will become the new owner of Falcon Motorsports.
That's right, the entire company is for sale to anyone who fancies the challenge of running a carmaker. Opportunities like this don't happen very often. According to the sales listing, the next owner will gain access to all tools, molds, material lists, and other items currently owned by Falcon Motorsports, as well as copyrights, logos, drawings, license agreements, and "property and applications for or licenses of used in connection" related to building the F7 supercar.
Lemke is looking to sell Falcon Motorsports for $675,000. That seems cheap when you consider a Falcon F7, which was originally sold for $250,000, is included in the deal.
Built on a monocoque chassis constructed from carbon fiber, aluminum, and Kevlar, the Falcon F7 is powered by the same LS7 naturally aspirated 7.0-liter V8 that powers the C6 Corvette Z06 producing 620 horsepower and 585 lb-ft of torque. Since it only weighs 2,750 pounds, the mid-engine supercar will accelerate from 0-62 mph in just 3.6 seconds before it tops out at over 200 mph.
Its obscurity and potent performance make it a compelling alternative to more common supercars from Ferrari and Lamborghini. Let's hope the next owner can help Falcon F7 gain the recognition it deserves in America.