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.
Matte Black Lexus LF-A
I film an absolutely mind-boggling matte black Lexus LF-A at the 2010
Atlanta international Auto Show. This is definitely one of the most
stunning cars I have ever had the opportunity to see!
The song is Death Of Autotune Instrumental by Jay-Z.
Don Panoz in an Esperante
While I was walking down the infield's main road at Road Atlanta during the
2010 Petit Le Mans endurance race, a beautiful blue Esperante passed by me.
I quickly started filming, only then realizing that the driver was Don
Panoz, founder of not only Panoz Auto Development, but also the entire
American Le Mans Series. Thanks, indeed, Don, for the amazing cars and
racing that you have helped bring to us!
Audi R8, Ferrari California, Rolls-Royce Wraith on road
Some random footage of sports and exotic cars on road compiled into a short
The cars in this video, in order, are as follows:
Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2
Bentley Continental GT
Chevy Malibu and Camaro
the Olympia Charger is back
seit 2010 stand der Oly Express im Museum in LeMans. Am 17.4.2012 wurde er
erstmals wieder auf die Piste gelassen, als Test für das LeMans Classic
2012 im Juli.
Daß Rennautos zum fahren gebaut sind und nicht fürs Museum mußte auch
Fahrer Christophe Schwartz feststellen, ein undichter Simmering sorgte für
Öl auf der Kupplung und mangelnden Vortrieb. Kurze Vorstellung für den
Oly Express heute, vielleicht ein weiterer Test im Mai kurz vor dem Spa
Classic, aber spätestens im Juli brennt in Le Mans die Luft.
Very Rare Panoz Abruzzi
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Sorry for the short and quality of video. The car was only on the track
for about 10 laps. After I realized it was of the track I went to the
paddock to get pictures of it but they already packed it away.
Sooo....enjoy what I got.
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 LMP1 - Panoz LLC - Sports Cars - Racing - Luxury - Don Panoz
Dr. Don Panoz talks about the best moments in history for the Panoz LMP1
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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.
1995 Renault Espace F1: The Beast !!!
In 1995, Renault displayed a show car called the Espace F1, which was
created by Matra to celebrate both the 10th anniversary of the Espace and
Renault's involvement in Formula One racing.
Though it resembled an Espace with substantial bodywork changes, the
vehicle had more in common with a Formula One car. The vehicle used a
lightweight carbon fibre F1-style chassis in combination with a carbon
fibre-reinforced Espace J63-series body (as opposed to fibreglass on the
standard model). Powering the Espace F1 was an 800 hp (upgraded from its
original rating of 700 hp) 3.5-litre, 40-valve Renault RS5 V10 engine, as
used in the 1993 Williams-Renault FW15C.
As with an F1 car, the V10 engine was mid-engined (as opposed to the
conventional front-engined layout) and the power was transmitted to the
rear wheels via a 6-speed semi-automatic gearbox, also used in the Williams
FW15C. The engine and transmission allowed the Espace F1 to accelerate from
0--100 km/h (0--62 mph) in 2.8 seconds, 0--200 km/h (0--124 mph) in 6.9
seconds and carry on accelerating to a top speed of 312 km/h (194 mph).
With the use of carbon-ceramic brakes, the Espace F1's deceleration was no
less impressive that its acceleration, and could accelerate from 0--270
km/h (0--168 mph) and brake to a complete halt in under 600 metres (1,969
ft). This version of the Espace was featured in driving simulator game Gran
Turismo 2. Frank Williams was a noted passenger of the Espace F1,
chauffeured by Williams driver David Coulthard. The Espace F1 currently
resides in the Matra Museum in France.
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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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