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Panoz
Esperante
(1999)




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Marque (make)Image of Panoz Esperante
Panoz
SerieEsperante
Model family
ModelEsperante
Model code
Issued from1999
Issued until
Country of originUS
Number made
Body construction
Body designation

Bodywork

 
Base platform
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)
Bodywork designer
Number of doors2
Number of seats2+2
Cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]311 / 10.98 / 10.98
Max. cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]
Passenger space (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]5140 / 181.52 / 181.52

Dimensions & Weight

 
Wheelbase [mm / in / in]2713 / 106.8 / 106.8
Track front [mm / in / in]1546 / 60.9 / 60.9
Track rear [mm / in / in]1580 / 62.2 / 62.2
Length [mm / in / in]4475 / 176.2 / 176.2
Width [mm / in / in]1858 / 73.1 / 73.1
Height [mm / in / in]1356 / 53.4 / 53.4
Length/wheelbase ratio1.65
Ground clearance [mm / in / in]127 / 5.0 / 5.0
Total (curb) weight [kg / lb / lb]1451 / 3199 / 3199
Dry weight [kg / lb / lb]
Load capacity [kg / lb / lb]
Gross (max.) weight [kg / lb / lb]
Towing weight [kg / lb / lb]
Weight distribution (front) [% / % / %]
Fuel capacity [l / UK gal / US gal]60 / 13.1 / 15.8

Aerodynamics

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

Engine

 
Engine Code
Engine ManufacturerFord
Engine TypeV engine
Engine Type DetailsV8
Sump
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)
Fuel details
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)
Total number of cylinders8
Total number of valves32
Valves per cylinder4
Engine Main bearings
Engine construction
Bore [mm / in / in]90.2 / 3.55 / 3.55
Stroke [mm / in / in]90.0 / 3.54 / 3.54
Bore/Stroke ratio1
Engine displacement [cm3 / cu in / cu in]4601 / 280.8 / 280.8
Unitary capacity [cm3/cylinder / cu in/cylinder / cu in/cylinder]575.13 / 35.097 / 35.097
Compression ratio9.8
Fuel supplySEFi
Aspirationnatural
Compressor typeN/A
Intercoolerno
Catalytic converteryes
Max. output power [kW / hp / hp]238.6 / 320.0 / 320.0
Max. output power rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]6000 / 6000 / 6000
Max. torque [N·m / lb·ft / lb·ft]427.0 / 314.9 / 314.9
Max. torque rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]4750 / 4750 / 4750
Maximum rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]
Coolantwater
Max. net output (power at the wheels) [kW / hp / hp]103.5 / 138.8 / 138.8 (est.)
Specific output [kW/l / bhp/cu in / bhp/cu in]51.9 / 1.140 / 1.140
Specific torque [N·m/l / lb·ft/cu in / lb·ft/cu in]92.8 / 0.81 / 0.81

Transmission

 
Transmission typemanual
Number of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel drive
Top gear (drive) ratio0.67
Final gear (drive) ratio3.27

Performance

 
Power-to-weight ratio [kW/ton / bhp/ton / bhp/ton]220.5 / 167.1 / 167.1
Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h) [s / s / s]5.10 / 5.10 / 5.10
Acceleration 0-100 km/h [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h) [s / s / s]12.60 / 12.60 / 12.60
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in top [s / s / s]
Standing ¼mile time [s / s / s]13.70 / 13.70 / 13.70
Standing ¼mile speed [km/h / mph / mph]104 / 64 / 64
Standing kilometer time [s / s / s]
Standing kilometer speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Top (maximal) speed [km/h / mph / mph]249 / 155 / 155
Fuel consumption, City (urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Mixed (combined) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Euro [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
CO2 emissions [g/km / g/mi / g/mi]
Range [km / mi / mi]

Chassis

 
Engine locationfront
Engine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PAS
Steering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.5
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 17
Wheels rear9 x 17
Tyres frontMichelin Pilot Sport P255/45 ZR 17
Tyres rearMichelin Pilot Sport P255/45 ZR 17
Brakes frontventilated disc
Brakes rearventilated disc
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)
Brake diameter front [mm / in / in]330 / 13.0 / 13.0
Brake diameter rear [mm / in / in]297 / 11.7 / 11.7
Braked area [cm2 / sq in / sq in]
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