The history of Don Panoz and the company that bears his name is a history intimately linked to that of the competition. The competition of strength, especially. At the end of the 90’s, Panoz was overturned with the races of resistance, coming to participate in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1997. To do this it was necessary to homologate two vehicles for the street, and thus was born the Esperante GTR-1 “Stradale“. A unique specimen that has been restored to the full and that will be for sale at the upcoming Salon Dubai by nearly a million of dollars.
This issue is for sale in Dubai for a whopping $ 890,000.
Panoz Esperante GTR-1 a car is almost out of competition, not to be confused with a machine adapted to the streets, tamed. It’s all brute force. It’s a car built from a lightweight carbon-fibre monocoque. Your body is also carbon fiber, and although its interior have been applied to details of comfort, such as upholstered leather or an air-conditioning system, it is not a machine suitable for all audiences.
it Will be uncomfortable, unreliable, and extremely sharp. The police will stop more than a few times. The exterior has been painted in a dark green copper, and equipped with some nice alloy wheels on which are mounted semi-slicks legal for road use. Is a car extremely low, you will have problems even in the guards lying down most kind of our geography.
In competition was known to have the loudest sound and deafening of the grill.
And who is your owner, you will need a place to give rein loose to the instincts of this beast. Thanks to its lightweight construction, the scale mark only 898 kg Weighs less than a Toyota Aygo. And under its bonnet beats a engine 6.0 V8 source Ford. A propellant – atmospheric, as it could not be otherwise – which was boosted well over 600 HP, with a torque of close to 700 Nm.
All the power passes without filters to the rear axle by means of a
tough manual gearbox of six relations, signed by ZF
. We repeat, it is not a car suitable for all audiences. In competition, it was a car whose sound was known to be the most bestial of the grill. If you don’t believe me, look at the video that we leave under these lines. Awesome. In addition, Panoz says that you can build new copies.
Still have all the molds carbon fiber and access to engines. The more wealthy will be able to also customize it to your liking.