Don Panoz has recaptured the spirit of Le Mans. This time, one of the world’s most forward-thinking entrepreneurs pairing his latest masterpiece car with the heritage of the world’s greatest motor race. The Panoz Abruzzi “Spirit of Le Mans” broke cover at the Circuit de la Sarthe, a suitable place for the world premiere of a groundbreaking car with a very appropriate delivery and acquisition program for its customers.
“This result in equal time, effort and dreams,” said Panoz, founder of the Panoz Motor Sports Group. “The Panoz brand has always proudly on hand-building and the provision of an exotic car and experience to our customers. Our new service takes this a whole new level.”
Abruzzo “Spirit of Le Mans is more than a technical masterpiece of Panoz Auto Development (PAD), based in Hoschton, Ga. It is a new chapter in automotive production and delivery tied to the world’s most demanding car race.
The super sports car will be offered as a strictly limited edition. Abruzzi only 81 “Spirit of Le Mans” cars will always be created, maintained according to the number of Le Mans 24 Hours competition between the start of the race in 1923 and the race in 2013.
The hand-made Abruzzi “Spirit of Le Mans” is a unique, front-engine, rear wheel drive transaxle and rear heater super sports cars – road-legal in Europe and many countries in Asia, the Middle East and South America. The drive train deliver 600-plus HP with 590 ft.-lbs. Torque. Advanced design and aerodynamic downforce and provide amazing traction.
The performance is just one facet that apart Abruzzo other exotics. It also breaks new ground in environmental design and construction, starting with the unprecedented implementation of the giant – provides system, the body environment, performance and structural advantages than any other body system on the planet – Recyclable energy-absorbing matrix system. Never before used on a road vehicle, the multi-layer composite system is lighter than carbon fiber or equal strength. Unlike carbon, it is dent-resistant, unbreakable and recyclable.
Abruzzi leads TRIFECTACOOLING technology. In addition to a normal high-efficiency coolers are to stage two and stage three systems, the low coolant temperature on both the inflow and outflow from the cooler.
“This is progress, start a new era of automotive design,” said Panoz. “It comes from our first road car – the AIV Roadster – PAD has a believer in efficient construction and design of this philosophy is our Abruzzo ..”
The Panoz Abruzzi back to a day when the driver would pilot their cars to Le Mans race twice around the clock then go back home. It essentially captures the “Spirit of Le Mans” with a never-before-seen acquisition program, which sets new standards for personalization and delivery.
Since the roots of the automotive dreams Panoz, it is only appropriate that the Abruzzo “Spirit of Le Mans” is the owner of the famous Circuit de la Sarthe be delivered there directly supplied by the Panoz factory. Each car will be linked to a specific race Le Mans 24 hours, even with the chassis number with that particular race date and the initials of the victorious driver and the story of the year.
Professional drivers will own drive in the car on the Bugatti Circuit in Le Mans to instruct. Service and repairs are also on the bodies of the ACO 24 Hours of Le Mans circuit in part.
New vehicle owners will also be invited to the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Panoz as guests of the ACO ACO on hospitality facilities in the Model Sportif “at the track. New owners will go to the one-time opportunity for a parade lap of the full 8.3-mile circuit at this year’s event.
During the race at Le Mans week a “Spirit of Le Mans” reception at the home of the famous golf club of the 24 Heuer in the historic town Arnage instead. The new owners this year will be the guests of the ACO officials and past “Spirit of Le Mans winner Jacky Ickx and Derek Bell as.
“The place with the ACO and Le Mans is very special to me,” said Panoz. “The ability to stand side by side with the heroes and legends of Le Mans gives me a sense of appreciation and enthusiasm for this great event. I felt it was important to our customers the same experience and I am grateful that our partners to the ACO for the help make this happen. ”
Panoz Auto Development produces the-art, fully-certified cars and is best for the first US-manufactured AIV (Aluminum Intensive Vehicle) known – the Panoz AIV Roadster. The Panoz Esperante body and chassis also extensively employs aluminum for performance, safety and efficiency. The Panoz Esperante GTLM deserves world-renowned stature as a race car after winning the GT2 class at the two Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring and the 24 Hours of Le Mans in a single year – 2006.