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Dodge Viper GTS Race Car, Panoz Esperante GTS and more on track: NASA March 2010 (3)

I film several amazing cars on the track at Road Atlanta during the March 2010 NASA Racing Weekend. The cars include: Dodge Viper GTS Race Car Supercharged Dodge Viper SRT-10 Roadster Panoz Esperante GTS Nissan GT-R 2x Ferrari 360 Challenges You don't want to miss my next track day video! ;)


 


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Corvette ZR-1, Ferrari 360 Challenges, 3x Nissan GT-R flybys: NASA March 2010 (4)
During the March 2010 NASA Racing Weekend at Road Atlanta, I filmed these incredible machines flying by on the backstraight. Whether it was the supercharged whine and angry roar of the ZR1, or the quiet power of the GT-Rs, these exotics sounded incredible!





Panoz Esperante GT1
I film another one of Panoz's insane creations: the Esperante GT1. Apparently only 2 of these monstrous machines exist, and this example is finished in an awesome chameleon paint job. Unfortunately I didn't get any shots of the GTR-1 race car behind it, but maybe next year. ;) Filmed at the 2010 Petit Le Mans racing weekend at Road Atlanta...





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. :) Enjoy! The song is Genesis by Justice.





Spinouts: NASA Lightning Race March 13, 2010
This is the March 13, 2010 NASA Lightning Race at Road Atlanta. Due to the wet track, there were tons of spinouts during the course of the race. Spinouts occur at: 0:00 Almost a spinout at 0:24 0:44 1:04 1:49 2:18 3:14 Moral of the story? Road Atlanta is tough in the rain! :)





Petit Le Mans - Road Atlanta - Sept. 26, 2009 (HD)
About 4 minutes of footage I shot at the 2009 Petit Le Mans. Race was stopped a little over 4 hours into it on account of rain. I had only filmed from 3 spots at that point so there isn't too much variety in the action. This was the first real use of my new Canon HF S-100. I've edited out my shaky footage (no tripod) but have not altered the video otherwise.





NASA PRO-VW DRAG RACING SERIES - Wierd Science!.wmv
VW Drag Racing





Goodwood Festival of Speed 13/07/08 Panoz Esperante GT-LM
Awesome noise!





Viper GTS-R Team Oreca Le Mans 1999 onboard
Listen the sound of a genuine V10 american motor in a Chrysler Viper GTS-R Team Oreca at the french Le Mans Circuit. Driver: Olivier Beretta





Road Atlanta Corvette Z06 chasing MTI Z06
This was taken at Road Atlanta running with NASA on March 16, 2008. I am driving a relatively stock C5 Z06 Corvette trying to keep up with a highly modified MTI Corvette Z06. I was able to keep up in the corners, but it had a lot of power to pull away on the straights. I am on Nitto 555R2 tires that are now due for replacement. The owner of the MTI Z06 is a very nice guy and has a very cool car. It was a lot of fun trying to keep up.





Abandoned race track and race cars





The sound of Panoz(Le mans car)
Recorded at Kirke vaerloese airstrip





World's Greatest Drag Race 2!
It's back! The World's Greatest Drag Race returns with nine of the world's best supercars, sports cars, and muscle cars for 2012 facing off in an epic quarter-mile sprint for glory... and ultimate bragging rights! This year's field includes all nine contenders from Motor Trend's 2012 Best Driver's Car competition. We have the Lamborghini Aventador, Nissan GT-R Black Edition, Ford Shelby GT500, McLaren MP4-12C, Jaguar XKR-S, Porsche 911 Carrera S, Subaru BRZ, Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series and Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 -- all gathered together on an abandoned airstrip at El Toro Marine Base to find out which car is the fastest. Obviously these nine competitors display a wide range of power and performance, not to mention price tags. So why are we lining them all up again for one gigantic, over-the-top drag race? It's simple... Because We Can! World's Greatest Drag Race 2 concludes our special 2012 Best Driver's Car Week here on the Motor Trend youtube channel (http://www.youtube.com/motortrend) and on MotorTrend.com (http://www.motortrend.com). We hope you've enjoyed all of this week's videos and we look forward to rolling out an all-new batch of amazing cars and amazing videos for you next year for Motor Trend's 2013 Best Driver's Car. Read the full story on Motor Trend's 2012 Best Driver's Car here: http://www.motortrend.com/features/performance/1208_2012_motor_trend_best_d rivers_car/ Subscribe now to the Motor Trend youtube channel to make sure you're in on all the action! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=motortrend Facebook - http://facebook.com/motortrendmag Twitter - http://twitter.com/motortrend Google+ - https://plus.google.com/101867967859016552744/posts Website - http://www.motortrend.com





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 Chris Moran. 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 skeleton. 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 different systems. 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.





Gixxerkart vs. Dodge Viper
Mind you: this is TV! It's meant to entertain, not show who's a good driver or not... ENGLISH Subtitles here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxNbeecxnGM Ringminis 1100cc bike-engined 164HP cart versus full-race 500HP Dodge Viper! Insane!! Now go watch DMAX!





Dodge Viper ACR Racecar -Street Legal!
A sweet Dodge Viper Racecar that I filmed while at VIR. (Top Gear was at this track the day before I was!)





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