The only road-legal prototype in the world. Only two were ever made. The Esperante GT1 is the road legal version of the GTR-1, and was made to meet homologation requirements.
Behind the GT1 you can see a GTR-1.
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ALMS Petit Le Mans 2010 - PURE SOUNDS of F430 GT2, 911 GT3 RSR, Ford GTR, Peugeot 908 and more!
Many different camera angles. Enjoy the sound of accelerations, fly-bys,
downshifts and backfire of many awesome modern endurance racing cars:
-Audi R15 Plus TDi
-Peugeot 908 HDi FAP
-Porsche 911 GT3 RSR
-Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid
-Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
-Ferrari F430 GT2
-BMW M3 E92 GT2
-Doran Ford GTR
-Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 C6R
-Jaguar XKR GT2
Filmed at Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta in 2010.
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Panoz Abruzzi Spirit of Le Mans
I film the all-new, limited edition Panoz Abruzzi Spirit Of Le Mans at it's
North American debut during the 2010 Petit Le Mans endurance race at Road
Atlanta. Besides possibly being the most evil-looking production car ever,
it is also a technological marvel. I am pleased to present the first full
video of this car on youtube.
The Abruzzi Spirit of Le Mans consists of only 81 examples, which in 2013
represents the number of 24 Hours of Le Mans races since the event's
inception in 1923. All of the Spirit of Le Mans editions will be sold in
Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The Corvette ZR1's V8 engine is used to
produce over 600 hp in the Abruzzi, which, like every other Panoz, is
handbuilt in Hoschton, Georgia. In addition to the mammoth power and torque
from the LS9, the car is super light and super strong, being the first road
car built with the new REAMS material, which is stronger and lighter than
carbon fiber. I could go on about all of the incredible details
incorporated into this car, but I'll let the car speak for itself. :)
The song is Genesis by Justice.
FIA GT - France - Main Race Watch Again, Nogaro
FIA GT - France - Main Race Long Highlights Nogaro.
Program guide: Starts with the highlights of the Qualifying then at 30
minutes the main race starts.
The Official YouTube channel of the FIA GT Championship and Blancpain
Watch live races, exclusive driver interviews and all behind the scenes
action from the world's best GT sprint Series'.
The Blancpain Endurance Series and the FIA GT Series are world class 'Grand
Touring' competition for homologated GT3 supercars that are organised and
promoted by the SRO Motorsports Group.
For 2013 the FIA GT Series brings a fresh and exciting look with a
three-class structure guaranteed to generate spectacular action throughout
the large grids. Titles will be awarded to three different class champions
at the end of the season in Pro Cup, Pro-Am and the Gentlemen's Trophy
classes. The Blancpain Endurance Series continues to be the world's most
subscribed and best supported GT series with upwards of 55 cars racing at
legendary tracks like Monza, Silverstone, Nurburgring and of course the
majestic Spa-Francorchamps where the jewel in the crown of endurance GT
races takes place at the end of July -- the world famous 24 Hours of Spa.
Some of the world's most iconic supercar brands will go wheel-to-wheel in
2013 as Audi, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Lamborghini, McLaren, Mercedes, Nissan
and Porsche fight epic battles on some classic tracks. All the cars will
be performance balanced with weight and restrictor adjustments to make
different makes more equal, thus delivering monumental on-track scraps.
Add to this potent mix of top GT cars, some world class drivers like 9-time
World Rally Champion, Sebastien Loeb, Brazilian racing legend, Caca Bueno,
multiple GT champion, Stephane Ortelli, and many other top names, and a
sensational year of racing lies ahead this season.
You can catch the following races here live:
2013 FIA GT Series calendar
1st April: Nogaro, France
21st April: Zolder, Belgium
14th July: Zandvoort, Netherlands
18th August: Slovakiaring, Slovakia
13th October: Navarra, Spain
2013 Blancpain Endurance Series calendar
14th April: Monza, Italy
2nd June: Silverstone, GB
30th June: Paul Ricard, France
27th July: 24Hrs of Spa, Belgium
22nd September: Nürburgring 1000kms, Germany
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FIA GT - Hockenheim 1997
Some impressions from 1997 Hockenheim 4h race.
J.J. Lehto and his teammates took a start finish victory.
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Montage of supercars! AMAZING - Shelby Series 1, Mercedes SLS AMG, Panoz Esperante
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Chris Ashworth records Part 3 of the Woodward Dream Cruise. You will see a
Shelby Series 1, Lamborghini Murcielago, Lotus Europa, Ferrari 612
Scaglietti, Dodge Viper, Corvette C6R, Camaro ZL1 prototype, '71 'Cuda,
Panoz Esperante, Mercedes SLS AMG, among many others!
2015 Panoz Esperante Spyder GT Prototype - Jay Leno's Garage
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Panoz Esperante--D&M Motorsports Video Test Drive Review 2012 Chris Moran
SEE OVER 100 IN-DEPTH AUTO REVIEWS @ www.SUPERCARNETWORK.com. A first drive
for Chris in the Panoz Esperante. Presented by D&M Motorsports, hosted by
Our intentions were good. This would be the first magazine to pit two
similarly priced, low-volume, Ford SVT Mustang Cobra-powered sports cars
from a pair of young and eager companies in a breathtaking shootout.
The fatal flaw was the timing. Qvale Modena is already shipping Mangustas
to customers. The company diverted one for this test and certified that it
was fairly representative of that which citizens of the land may purchase.
On the other hand, Panoz Auto Development Company in Hoschton, Georgia, is
still developing its Esperante. It did produce a prototype with Irish-green
paint and oatmeal leather for testing, but the car was clearly yanked out
of the oven while still a little squishy.
Regular production of the aluminum body panels had yet to begin, the
interior is still undergoing minor revisions, and raising the unperfected
convertible top occupied two engineers with tools for 20 minutes. In short,
the Esperante's test numbers have too many asterisks to be used in an
honest comparison with the Mangusta.
Not to say that the time spent with the Esperante was a complete waste. The
Panoz shows promise of maturing into a shapely, competent roadster, and
Danny Panoz promises the first buyers will be able to unload their extra
$81,961 on one by this fall, once he obtains tops and bodies for the 100 or
so completed chassis sitting in his factory.
That's just a few thousand clams shy of the Mangusta's price, but
philosophically, the Esperante is a completely different animal. Panoz
splices in far more Mustang
DNA, including the steering rack, the ABS-equipped brakes (not available on
the Mangusta), the independent rear suspension (IRS) module, and parts of
the floorpan and fire wall. After modifications, those bits bolt to a space
frame of interlocking aluminum extrusions that form the main structural
Oddly enough, despite the high Mustang content, the Esperante feels
less like a Mustang than
the Qvale does. Panoz is aiming for a more classic sports-car experience
and succeeds in part with a lower driving position, a compact three-spoke
steering wheel that neatly conceals its airbag, and two pontoon fenders
that bracket the view out the windshield.
The crisply tuned Panoz also behaves lighter on its feet. It turns in with
Ginsu sharpness and bites the pavement hard in corners. But the Esperante
demands a smooth hand near the limit because the rear end is easy to
fluster and difficult to collect after it breaks loose.
Blame may lie with the Cobra's IRS module. Ford engineers designed it first
and foremost to bolt directly to the Mustang's live-axle pickup points,
sacrificing weight and performance for packaging convenience. Panoz adds
only a cantilevered coil-on-shock assembly to make it work in the
Esperante's space frame. Perhaps more tweaking will get the Panoz and Ford
ends working in better harmony.
Throttle response is lustier in the Panoz, and it trounces the Mustang Cobra and the Mangusta in
acceleration and braking. An oppressively boomy, low-restriction Exhaust may have helped contribute to the
scorching drag-strip times. Danny says they are still tinkering with
Since it last appeared on these pages (January 1999), the Esperante has
experienced some noteworthy revisions. "Nobody liked the pursed lips,"
admits Danny, so Panoz widened the tiny oval mouth that gave the first
Esperante a face out of The X-Files. Inside, the company inched the shift
knob closer to the driver by installing a remote shift linkage. It also
repositioned the center-mounted gauges so that their binnacle is flat to
the panel a la BMW Z8. Fine, except that they are even harder to read
quickly and the reflection of the sky washes out the dials.
The Panoz may need to bake some more, but with Qvale out booking sales, the
temperature should be hotter than ever.
Panoz AIV Roadster Loud sound
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Chris Ashworth records a very rare Panoz AIV Roadster revving and driving
away. AIV stands for Aluminum Intensive Vechicle. This car has the engine
of a Mustang SVT Cobra.
Panoz GTR-1 Tribute
Here is a little tribute to a great car maker. This video is also part of a
contest, hence the credits.
4-23-09 EDIT: Wow! Over 3,000 views! Thanks everyone!
1-2-10 EDIT: 10k views?! OMGWTFBBQ