American sports car manufacturer Panoz has just announced the technical specs for the new Esperante Spyder and the Esperante Spyder GT.
The Panoz Esperante Spyder is 4,623mm long, 1,899mm wide, and 1,217mm high and comes with a standard naturally aspirated V8 engine which churns out 430 hp (which can be increased to 560hp on request). Both versions come with a heavy duty, close-ratio Tremec T56 Magnum six-speed manual transmission, with the Panoz Esperante Spyder also available with a six-speed automatic gearbox.
If this still isn’t enough power for you, Panoz can even make an Esperante which outputs about 800 hp. The standard model, however, can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 3.9 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 172 mph. Other features include high performance Brembo brakes, forged aluminum BBS wheels, and a leather and Alcantara interior. The sports car also boasts sport bucket seats, Schroth four-point safety harnesses, and a 10.6-inch ID4Motion digital instrument display.
The Panoz Esperante Spyder is priced at $179,120, while the Esperante Spyder GT will set you back $204,750.