In an April 7 press release, Panoz announced the April 4 debut of the 25th Anniversary Edition Esperante Spyder in Hoschton, Ga., in order to celebrate the company’s founding. This is the very first example of the exclusive sports car, outfitted in gleaming red paint, carbon-fiber accents, a tan leather interior and thrumming with a powerful V8 engine.
(See also: Panoz 25th Anniversary and New Esperante Spyder)
This 25th Anniversary Edition Esperante Spyder is a tightened, more powerful version of its original hand-built counterpart. Its structures are created from a blend of aluminum and carbon-fiber, while the rigid and durable chassis is also formed from light-weight aluminum. To match the car’s handling capabilities, it has been fitted with fully independent front- and rear-suspension and an ABS system.
And, as with any other boutique carmaker, Panoz customers have a plethora of options from which to choose from in order to customize their Esperante Spyder. Panoz will offer several powertrain packages, ranging from 430 hp to the more insane 800 hp. In addition to power, customers can opt for electronic traction control, high-tech gauges, carbon-fiber seats, leather and wood trim to line the interior, media player connectivity and a race-inspired carbon fiber steering wheel. However, each car will come standard with 245/40 ZR19 and 285/35 ZR19 front and rear BBS rims, respectively, wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sports. Pricing starts at $181,320.
With its intimate relationship with the racing world, including the American Le Mans Series, and the strides it has taken in American racing, the launch of this very special 25th Anniversary Edition Esperante Spyder is exciting news. We hope only more pure and unadulterated driver’s cars will come.
(Source: Panoz LLC)