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2006 Panoz Esperante GTLM

2006 Panoz Esperante GTLM
2006 Panoz Esperante GTLM Specifications
Brakes F/R:ABS, vented disc/vented disc
Tires F-R:255/45 ZR18
Driveline:Rear Wheel Drive
Type:Supercharged V8
Displacement cu in (cc):280 (4601)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM:420(313) / 6000
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:320(434) / 3500
Redline at RPM:n.a.
Length Width Height in:185.9 73.7 53.2
Weight lb (kg):3384 (1536)
Acceleration 0-62 mph s:4.2
Top Speed mph (km/h):180 (289)
Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km):17/25 (n.a.)
Base Price: 2006 Panoz Esperante GTLM - $128,319 (last update: 2/21/2007)

New Car Builds on Panoz Motorsport Heritage

Panoz Auto Development announces the latest variation of the world renowned Panoz Esperante. This new model, the Esperante GT-LM, takes the remarkably composed and refined touring version of the Esperante platform and gives it a decidedly more sporting tone. A new rear sub-frame, developed with technical partner Multimatic Inc. reduces mass while increasing stiffness and features a motor-sport oriented suspension geometry. The new rear control arms are fabricated, lightweight, tubular steel components bolted to aluminum uprights. The reduced un-sprung mass works in concert with the double isolated coil-over spring/shock assembly to increase performance while simultaneously improving NVH characteristics.

All of this careful attention to detail has yielded a finished weight of just 3,384 lbs, that makes much more of its 420 horsepower, 4-cam, 32 valve supercharged V-8. The result is a world class 8.06 power to weight ratio.

The Esperante GT-LM's aerodynamics have been improved with new long nose, long tail bumper fascias as well as more aggressive rocker panels. These components are complimented by the fixed carbon fiber hardtop and the subtle "duck tail" rear spoiler, all of which combines to significantly increase the GT-LM's aerodynamic downforce. Detail refinements include revised front and rear lighting along with custom front and rear grill work. The interior features new sport seats with more aggressive bolstering and a host of billet aluminum trim enhancements. The end result is a lighter, faster, stronger Esperante. Look for Panoz to build on its impressive motorsports heritage (the Esperante won the 2002 BF Goodrich Trans-Am Manufacturers Championship) as it takes on the GT class contenders in the American LeMans series and the 24 hours of LeMans with a race prepared variant of this car.

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