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Panoz Esperante

(1999 model)

Brief specs of 1999 Panoz Esperante

2-door 2+2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 4601 cm3 / 280.8 cu in / 280.8 cu in, 238.6 kW / 320.0 hp / 320.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 427.0 N·m / 314.9 lb·ft / 314.9 lb·ft @ 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 249 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)PanozIssued from1999
ModelEsperanteIssued until
SerieEsperanteNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerPanozCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)311 l / 10.98 cu ft / 10.98 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)5140 l / 181.52 cu ft / 181.52 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4475 mm / 176.2 in / 176.2 inTotal (curb) weight1451 kg / 3199 lb / 3199 lb
Width1858 mm / 73.1 in / 73.1 inDry weight
Height1356 mm / 53.4 in / 53.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2713 mm / 106.8 in / 106.8 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1546 mm / 60.9 in / 60.9 inTowing weight
Track rear1580 mm / 62.2 in / 62.2 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance127 mm / 5.0 in / 5.0 inFuel capacity60 l / 13.1 UK gal / 15.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.65  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.14 m2 / 23.1 sq ft / 23.1 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore90.2 mm / 3.55 in / 3.55 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke90.0 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1
Fuel supplySEFiEngine displacement4601 cm3 / 280.8 cu in / 280.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity575.13 cm3/cylinder / 35.097 cu in/cylinder / 35.097 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio9.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power238.6 kW / 320.0 hp / 320.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque427.0 N·m / 314.9 lb·ft / 314.9 lb·ft at 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)103.5 kW / 138.8 hp / 138.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output51.9 kW/l / 1.140 bhp/cu in / 1.140 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque92.8 N·m/l / 0.81 lb·ft/cu in / 0.81 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.67
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.27

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed249 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)5.10 s / 5.10 s / 5.10 sPower-to-weight ratio220.5 kW/ton / 167.1 bhp/ton / 167.1 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)12.60 s / 12.60 s / 12.60 sFuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time13.70 s / 13.70 s / 13.70 s (top 104 km/h / 64 mph / 64 mph)Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.5Turning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front9 x 17Wheels rear9 x 17
Tyres frontMichelin Pilot Sport P255/45 ZR 17Tyres rearMichelin Pilot Sport P255/45 ZR 17
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter front330 mm / 13.0 in / 13.0 inBrake diameter rear297 mm / 11.7 in / 11.7 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Panoz Esperante

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