Looks like American car maker Panoz is finally a 100 percent sure about the launch of their Esperante Spyder 25th Anniversary Edition as they release full details and specs of the car. The Yankee sports car with its “evolutionary” design packs a serious punch and comes with some pretty interesting technology features as well.
Panoz Esperante Spyder and Spyder GT models are built upon a lightweight yet rigid modular extruded aluminum chassis and feature super formed aluminum body panels. The GT wide body version also benefits from carbon fiber panels. Both models feature the traditional two-seater, open-top cockpit layout, and come with an aggressive front fascia, a new rear fascia with a center exhaust port and a blacked-out taillight and license plate section.
The compact sports car relies on fully independent front and rear suspension systems for a near perfect handling. They include a hollow front sway bar, tubular steel independent upper and lower control arms, revised bushings, coil-over springs and double adjustable nitrogen-charged shocks.
Braking system is provided by Brembo and includes 14-inch (356mm) two-piece floating internally ventilated discs at the front and 13-inch at the back, with six and four piston calipers respectively. The wheels are 8.5 x 19-inch front and 9.5 x 19-inch rear forged aluminum BBS wheels with 245/40 ZR19 and 285/35 ZR 19 Michelin Pilot Super Sport rubber.
As for the engines, Panoz Esperante Spyder can be ordered with a naturally aspirated 430-horsepower V8, or a 560-horsepower supercharged unit. Upon request, they can also tune that engine up to 800 horsepower. Available transmissions include a close-ratio Tremec T56 Magnum six-speed manual o a six-speed auto.