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Panoz Esperante

panozmanpanozman Posts: 7
edited March 2014 in Panoz
I would like some feedback on the value and overall opinion of owners of this model. How is it for everyday driving? Maintenance problems, etc.
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  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    The Panoz Esperante has an aluminum chassis.

    Check this link

    http://www.panozauto.com/

    Here is the Panoz Esperante GTLM which is backed by the factory in the American Le Mans Series. This is from testing for the 12 hours of Sebring.

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    A recent issue of Motor Trend said that the 2006 Esperante will use some carbon fiber for its chassis which will boost rigidity and drop an estimated 100 pounds.

    The Panoz Esperante has been for 2005. Check out the following link:

    http://www.panozauto.com/PR/2005ModelNews.pdf
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  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    check here:

    http://www.panozauto.com/PR/2005ModelNews.pdf

    The Esperante's V-8 is not a highly-stressed engine like, say, a BMW M3's engine.
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  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    Panoz won the GT2 class at Road Atlanta over the weekend. It was the first victory for the Panoz Esperante in the American Le Mans Series. The Esperante is backed by the factory in ALMS. It beat all of the Porsche 911s.

    Panoz beats Porsche
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  • The car is great. I have a 2002 w/15k miles. totally reliable, great fun, peaky engine, great everyday driver. 100k+ is crazy high, but if you get used one for 60ish, the value is super. No maintenance problems at all. Interior pieces are very high quality. Need more info, email me.
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  • SylviaSylvia Posts: 1,636
    NO EMAIL ME - part of having a great online community is keeping the discussions here.

    Thanks!
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  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    Esperante's body: hand assembled, CNC-trimmed, lightweight SuperFormed (SPF) aluminum alloy.

    Esperante's chassis: Modular extruded 6061 T-6 multi-celled aluminum alloy frame.

    I saw an Esperante recently and it looked awesome.
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  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    This is from Mid-Ohio (American Le Mans Series)

    They are backed by the factory.

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  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    The two factory-backed Panoz Esperante GTLMs didn't finish the race, but it was the first time Panoz has been at Le Mans with the Esperante.

    Panoz has been at Le Mans before with the GTR-1.
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  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    Two Esperante GTLMs are raced in the American Le Mans Series.

    racing

    Also, the Esperante is made in the USA!
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  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    I was at the ALMS (American Le Mans Series) race at Portland recently and a friend from a local certified Panoz dealer said that Panoz is working on a replacement for the Esperante. Motor Trend tested an Esperante GTLM several months ago and said that sketches for the Esperante's replacement look "voluptuous."
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  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    Esperante GTLM

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    GTLM from a recent ALMS race at Road America

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  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    Esperante GTLM

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  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    check the link

    Panoz Esperante GTLM
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  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    Besides using carbon fiber for the chassis for 2006 to improve ride and handling (it will still use aluminum), the Esperante receives several new wheel and tire packages, many interior options like three new leather color schemes, and audio equipment.
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  • This past week I had the honor to drive the new 2006 Esperante GTLM Coupe the car was at the factory and had only been driven by factory personel . It was amazing the one piece roof design is even better looking that the previous coupe. Fit and finish were as one would expect from a boutique manufacturer like Panoz, performance was awesome the car was amazing to drive. The ride and handling were far superior to my 02 Esperante. I will try to post some pictures later.
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  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    The # 50 Panoz Esperante GTLM of Robin Liddell and Bill Auberlen finished 2nd in GT2 at Laguna Seca (ALMS race). They had led for several laps.
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  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    Esperante in Chillipepper Red

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    Aluminum chassis

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  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    Robin Liddell (he drove one of the Esperante GTLMs) at Crater Lake in Oregon. Crater Lake is a lake in southwest Oregon in a volcanic crater of the Cascade Range. At 589.3 m (1,932 ft) deep, it is the second-deepest lake in North America and the deepest in the United States.

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    Robin Liddell
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  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    check this link

    GT1 news
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  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    Team LNT's Lawrence Tomlinson, Richard Dean, and Tom Kimber-Smith took the GT2 lead with around one hour and won with a one-lap victory.

    Panoz wins at Le Mans in 10th attempt
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  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    The # 81 Panoz Esperante GTLM at Le Mans

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  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    I was at the ALMS Portland Grand Prix today and I talked with a guy who is responsible for the engines for Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz. He said the reports of Panoz entering GT1 are false. They will stick with GT2.
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  • panozmanpanozman Posts: 7
    Does anyone know why the IRL teams are going away from the Panoz Chassis?
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  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    it isn't competitive.

    Champ Car has shown their new American-built Panoz DP01.

    new chassis
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    The father of a friend of mine runs Gran Prix Imports in Wilsonville, Oregon. It is an authorized Panoz dealership. His son recently told me that Panoz is working on a sports car with over 600 hp.

    My friend is John Warn and his dad is Michael Warn whose grandfather, Arthur Warn, founded Warn Industries in 1948. Think Warn winches.

    Michael founded Gran Prix Imports with Matt Crandall who was the manager of the oldest Ferrari dealership in North America.
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  • xkssxkss Posts: 722
    "The base engineering for the next generation of the Esperante has also been conducted by Multimatic."

    - news
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  • ive never heard of this, is this like a UK car or something
    seriously
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