Saturday, March 25, 2006

Panoz, Ford powered sports cars, for Kevin

Now with a name like Panoz Esperante, you may think this is some European Exotic, but it's an American specialty product. And it's Ford powered! It's expensive, ranging from $100-140k depending on version and options, but it's an impressive machine.
But it's not just a prety face, they compete in various forms of racing and use that experience to further develop the road car. Sort of like Carol Shelby did in the 60's
And the heart of the beast is a SVT Mustang Cobra 32v 4.6L V8 in either 320 hp normally aspirated or 420 hp supercharged versions.
And the racing development leads to a very capable chassis for the road going version, as it should.
Last weekend, we went to dinner with a friend and certifiable car nut, who to my surprise hadn't known much about this Ford powered exotic sports car. And of course I was proud to inform him that it's got that Mustang V8, just like so many past exotics.

1 comment:

Dotty Gale said...

I want a Panoz. I would be the first one on my block to have one.