Packard Panther-Daytona 

  • 1954
  • 212 HP 5.9L
  • 131 mph
 
A two seat roadster, its body is so low that it becomes a sleek, aerodynamic package.
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The Packard Panther was based on the standard 122-inch wheelbase Cavalier chassis and its design is a remarkable accomplishment.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Packard Panther-Daytona

Top speed

Panther-Daytona
131 mph
Agera R
260 mph
Veyron
253 mph

Data points Key details of the Packard Panther-Daytona

Number built

Panther-Daytona
4 cars
Veyron
300 cars
Veneno
4 cars

Horsepower

Panther-Daytona
212 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
Veyron
987 HP

In The News From around the web

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Packard Panther-Daytona Roadster

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James Nance, Packard’s President since 1952, gave the Grey Wolf II/Panther the go-ahead on a fast track in mid-1953 with a target for its completion in time to appear at the increasingly important and well-publicized Daytona Speed Week in early 1954 – a nearly impossible schedule for any new vehicle and one that challenged everyone with the requirement that it be a complete, running, high performance car ready to be timed at the Daytona Beach speed trials.
The Packard Panther was based on the standard 122-inch wheelbase Cavalier chassis and its design is a remarkable accomplishment.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Packard
Type of car Concept car
Year 1954
Highest auction price $825k, January 2013
Number built 4 cars

power & handling

Maximum hp 212 HP
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 5,882 cc
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas

physical dimensions

Wheelbase 122 in

road tests

Top speed 131 mph

design

Chief designer Dick Teague

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 2 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
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