Panoz Esperante 

  • $80k
  • 2001
  • 320 HP 4.6L
  • 155 mph
Borrowing styling touches from vintage Jaguars and Ferraris, the Esperante road car is powered by a modern 4.6L/320-hp SVT Cobra V-8, backed by a five-speed manual that benefits from wonderfully crisp shift linkage.
by MotorTrend (Jun, 2001)
There's some body roll under hard cornering, until the progressive springs take a set.
by MotorTrend (Jun, 2001)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Panoz Esperante

0-60mph

Esperante
5.1 s
Veyron
2.7 s

Top speed

Esperante
155 mph
Agera R
260 mph
Veyron
253 mph

0-100mph

Esperante
12.6 s
Veyron
5.1 s

1/4 mile

Esperante
13.7 s
Agera R
10.1 s
Veyron
10.2 s

Data points Key details of the Panoz Esperante

Price

Esperante
$80k
Veneno
$4.106M
Veyron
$1.50M

Horsepower

Esperante
320 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
Veyron
987 HP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Panoz
Price $79,950
Year 2001
Highest auction price $110k, January 2002

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 10.2 lb/hp
Maximum hp 320 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Maximum torque 317 ft-lb @ 4,750 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 4,601 cc
Cylinders V8
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9.85:1
Bore/stroke 3.55 in / 3.54 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

road tests

Top speed 155 mph
1/4 mile 13.7 s
0-60mph 5.1 s
0-100mph 12.6 s

transmission

Drivetrain Front Engine / RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears
Axle ratio 3.27:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 432/? 229
Rear wheels 432/? 229

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,263 lb
Width 73.1 in
Height 53.3 in
Length 176.1 in
Front track width 60.8 in
Wheelbase 106.8 in
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