2015 Panoz Esperante Roadster GT
Offered for sale by K2 Motorcars is this immaculate 2015 Panoz
Esperante Spyder GT finished in Alubeam Silver MB-AMG Paint over a
two-tone Black and Perforated Gray Leather Interior w/ Alcantara
Trim showing just 381 miles on the odometer! This beautiful Panoz
is just one of only three examples built and the only Esperante
Spyder GT to ever be delivered to the client, with the first two
being kept by Panoz in their museum.
Debuted at SEMA 2014, the Esperante Spyder GT is essentially a
street-going version of the proven Panoz GT2 racecar from the
American Le Mans Series, sans roof and finished to high-end
standards. Panoz built 25 commemorative Esperante examples for the
company rsquo;s 25th anniversary, but only three in the Spyder GT
configuration. Its proportions and scale project a traditional look
in the spirit of a 1960s-era roadster, though nothing about the car
is retro, and in fact, the design still looks fresh today and is
likely to survive into the future without appearing dated.
What rsquo;s also definitely not dated are the materials used in
its fabrication, aimed at keeping the Esperante Spyder GT down to a
fighting weight of 3,350 pounds. The body manufacture employs
superplastic forming so that the end result is rigid, lightweight,
and strong. Components made of carbon fiber abound, including the
front splitter, rear diffuser, and tonneau cover.
Notable, and giving the variant an even more aggressive stance than
others in the Esperante line, are wider carbon-composite body
panels with unique side exhausts. The car rsquo;s underpinnings are
an all-aluminum chassis with tubular steel subframes and
carbon-fiber composite superstructures. The suspension system uses
independent upper and lower control arms with adjustable coil-over
springs and shocks, and steering is power-assisted rack-and-pinion.
Brakes are by Brembo; 14-inch two-piece floating discs with
six-piston monobloc calipers in front and 13-inch discs with
four-piston calipers at the rear. Added style comes from BBS
one-piece wheels, fitted with 275 front tires and 325s in back.
The car rsquo;s strength is in both power and handling. Under the
hood is a Chevrolet LSA aluminum V-8 engine displacing 6.2 liters.
Supercharged and upgraded by Panoz/ Eacute;lan, it develops 560 hp.
And a Tremec T56 Magnum six-speed manual transmission stirs things
up in traditional sports-car style.
Inside, the Alcantara-and-leather interior features attractive
carbon-fiber trim and the soft top stows in the trunk. This
Esperante Spyder GT is finished in special-order Alubeam Silver, a
Mercedes-Benz paint color that complements the soft curves and
aggressive stance of the roadster.
K2 Motorcars are offering this Panoz on behalf of the original
owner, recently underwent a fresh annual service which included an
oil and filter service, spark plug replacement, and brake service
and flush. Done miss this rare opportunity to own a unique piece of
Panoz history and a car that nobody else will have!
Model Year: 2015
Model Code: N/A
Model Type: Esperante Spyder GT
Commission Number: 3
Original MSRP: $226,243.00
- Debut at SEMA 2014
- One of Only 3 Built to Commemorate the 25th Anniversary of
- Special Order ldquo;Alubeam Silver rdquo; Mercedes Benz
- Street Version of Iconic Panoz GTLM and GT2 Race Car
- Tremec T56 Six-Speed Manual Transmission
- Body Constructed with ldquo;Superplastic Forming, rdquo; a
Revolutionary Combination of Aluminum and Carbon Fiber
- All-Aluminum Chassis
- Carbon Fiber Front Splitter and Rear Diffuser
- Wide Carbon Composite Body Panels
- 275 Front Tires; 325 Rear Tires
- BBS Custom Panoz 1-Piece Wheels
- Brembo Six-Piston Monobloc Front Calipers
- Brembo Four-Piston Monobloc Rear Calipers
- Alubeam Silver MB-AMG Paint - $3,900
- Two-Tone Black and Perforated Gray Leather INterior w/
- Custom Silver Stitching on Leather INterior
- Custom Carbon Fiber and Alcantara Momo Steering Wheel w/ Silver
- Custom Recaro Seating
- Carbon Fiber Interior Trim Package
- Clear Coated Carbon Fiber Spyder Shell
- Clear Coated Carbon Fiber Windscreen Surround
- Cloth Panoz Car Cover w/ Logo
- Single Stage Driver #39;s Side Airbag
- Custom Driver and Passenger Side Power Seat Tracks
- Front Mounted Curb Sensor
Sources of Information: https://panoz.com/panoz/11-04-14/