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Panoz Esperante GT Convertible

(2006 model)

Brief specs of 2006 Panoz Esperante GT Convertible

2-door 2-seater convertible (cabriolet), 4589 cm3 / 280.0 cu in / 280.0 cu in, 227.0 kW / 304.4 hp / 304.4 hp @ 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm, 433.9 N·m / 320.0 lb·ft / 320.0 lb·ft @ 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)PanozIssued from2006
ModelEsperante GT ConvertibleIssued until
SerieEsperanteNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation


Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)311 l / 10.98 cu ft / 10.98 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)1388 l / 49.02 cu ft / 49.02 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4730 mm / 186.2 in / 186.2 inTotal (curb) weight1535 kg / 3384 lb / 3384 lb
Width1870 mm / 73.6 in / 73.6 inDry weight
Height1360 mm / 53.5 in / 53.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2700 mm / 106.3 in / 106.3 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 ratio1.75  


Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)2.16 m2 / 23.3 sq ft / 23.3 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)21.5 kW / 28.8 hp / 28.8 hp (est.)


Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders
Engine Type Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement4589 cm3 / 280.0 cu in / 280.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power227.0 kW / 304.4 hp / 304.4 hp at 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm
AspirationMax. torque433.9 N·m / 320.0 lb·ft / 320.0 lb·ft at 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)90.8 kW / 121.8 hp / 121.8 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output49.5 kW/l / 1.087 bhp/cu in / 1.087 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque94.6 N·m/l / 0.83 lb·ft/cu in / 0.83 lb·ft/cu in


Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio


Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio201.3 kW/ton / 152.5 bhp/ton / 152.5 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)13.8 l/100km / 20.5 mpg-UK / 17.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)9.4 l/100km / 30.1 mpg-UK / 25.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions


Engine locationEngine alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependentSuspension rearIndependent
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front255/45-R17Tyres rear295/35-R18
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Panoz Esperante GT Convertible


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