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Panoz Esperante

(1998 model)

Brief specs of 1998 Panoz Esperante

2-door 2-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, 4599 cm3 / 280.6 cu in / 280.6 cu in, 236.0 kW / 316.5 hp / 316.5 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 426.0 N·m / 314.2 lb·ft / 314.2 lb·ft @ 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)PanozIssued from1998
ModelEsperanteIssued until
SerieEsperanteNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerPanozCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5030 l / 177.63 cu ft / 177.63 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4480 mm / 176.4 in / 176.4 inTotal (curb) weight1270 kg / 2800 lb / 2800 lb
Width1860 mm / 73.2 in / 73.2 inDry weight
Height1360 mm / 53.5 in / 53.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2720 mm / 107.1 in / 107.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance130 mm / 5.1 in / 5.1 inFuel capacity59 l / 13.0 UK gal / 15.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.65  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)2.15 m2 / 23.1 sq ft / 23.1 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.86 m2 / 9.3 sq ft / 9.3 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)21.4 kW / 28.7 hp / 28.7 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore90.0 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke90.0 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement4599 cm3 / 280.6 cu in / 280.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity572.56 cm3/cylinder / 34.940 cu in/cylinder / 34.940 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power236.0 kW / 316.5 hp / 316.5 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationMax. torque426.0 N·m / 314.2 lb·ft / 314.2 lb·ft at 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)94.4 kW / 126.6 hp / 126.6 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output51.3 kW/l / 1.128 bhp/cu in / 1.128 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque92.6 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) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio252.8 kW/ton / 191.5 bhp/ton / 191.5 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationEngine alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front255/45-R17Tyres rear255/45-R17
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Panoz Esperante

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