This exceptionally outfitted, well preserved 1999 Panoz AIV Signature Edition Roadster is just one of 176 produced. The AIV Roadster was engineered incorporating cutting edge technologies in a nostalgic period roadster design format. Well ahead of its time, the AIV’s strong lightweight platform translates to 70% or the car being aluminum & much of the balance other, clever lightweight materials. The super rigid well balanced all-aluminum spaceframe chassis resulting yields impressive balanced handling propelled forward & fast with a comfortably advantageous power-to-weight ratio.
Engineering = Performance was the Panoz mantra. This car’s curb weight is just 2,570lb, fueled and road ready. Conservatively rated at 305 HP @5,800 RPM the Panoz is powered by the then state of the art, 4.6L quad-cam 32v modular Ford engineered Mustang Cobra engine. Panoz purchased then hand built, balanced & blueprinted AIV Signature Edition Roadster engines to insure both power level & reliability. Power is transferred into a Tremec T45 manual 5 speedtransmission. An aggressive limited slip differential and sticky rear tires do the rest Result: The AIV roadster sprints to 60mph in just 4.6 seconds.
This AIV roadster is finished in black over black & checkered pattern leather. It drives, perfectly and is a treat we all enjoy with each road test. Showing only 5,817 original, documented miles, Panoz AIV Signature Edition roadster wants for nothing save a new curator to enjoy its many attributes. The next owner can enjoy a superb handling, rare & unusual provenance, powerful motivation in a comfortable 2-seat roadster incorporating reliable, easy-to-service components. We suspect this car just might appeal to a true, hardcore driving enthusiast. Included with the purchase are the original owner’s manuals and car cover.