Panoz Esperante GTS

Panoz Esperante GTS


The Panoz GTS is built from the ground up as a driver's class spec racer. The Panoz GTS meets all current SCCA technical and safety requirements. The GTS can compete in the following...

  • SCCA (National & Regional) — GT2 Classification
  • Panoz Racing Series (Pro & Amateur) — GTS Class
  • NASA (National Auto Sport Association)
  • PBOC (Porsche BMW Owners Club)



The Panoz GTS features a unique body comprised of fifteen thermoformed panels, making it more durable, less expensive and easier to replace than fiberglass. Also, all Panoz GTS spec racers feature an eight-point integrated roll cage with triple tube side-protection and working doors on both sides of the vehicle. Weighing in at just 2,700 lbs., the Panoz GTS is powered by a Ford Motorsports 5.8 liter, 16-valve V-8 capable of 430 bhp at 5,850 rpm. The Panoz GTS comes race-ready and is available from your authorized Panoz GTS dealer (SSP).

Suspension, Brakes & Wheels
Chassis: 1.75(43.75mm) x 1.75, .090(2.25 mm) Wall, Mild Steel Space Frame
1.75x .095 DOM 8-point roll cage w/triple tube side protection, 18-gauge interior panels, welded in Meets all SCCA tech and safety requirements
Layout: Front mid-engine, rear drive
Engine: Ford Motorsports 5.8-liter, 16-valve V8
Compression Ratio: 10.5:1
Horsepower @ rpm: 445 bhp @ 5,850
Torque @ rpm: 440 lb/ft @ 4,500
Cylinder Heads: Aluminum, Edelbrock Performer
Carburation: Holley 4bbl., 750-cfm Double Pump Carburetor
Ignition: MSD 6ALN Ignition Control
Transmission: Tremec TKO-600, 5 speed manual
Gear Ratios: 1st: 2.87 | 2nd: 1.89 | 3rd: 1.28 | 4th: 1.00 | 5th: 0.82
Final Drive: 3.89:1, Ford 9-inch w/True-Trac (3.50:1 Optional) Differential cooler w/integrated pump
Clutch: QuarterMaster V-Extreme 8.5" Aluminum Flywheel and Clutch Assembly
Exhaust: Custom Hedman Headers & MagnaFlow Mufflers
Suspension (f/r): Front - Unequal length A Arm
Penske single adjustable coil-over shock absorbers
Two-position adjustable sway bar, 1.25” dia.
  Rear - Live axle located by trailing arms and Watts Link
Penske single adjustable coil-over shock absorbers
Three-position adjustable sway bar, 0.75” dia.
Brakes (f/r): Front - Brembo 4-piston hydraulic calipers 40/44mm 328mm slotted & vented, floating rotors (pre-bedded)
Performance Friction Pads
  Front - Brembo 4-piston hydraulic calipers 40/44mm 328mm slotted & vented, floating rotors (pre-bedded)
Performance Friction Pads
Wheels: BBS "RGR" 18 x 10 inch (457 x 254 mm) aluminum
Optional: 18 x 11 inch rear wheel
Tires: Pirelli P-Zero Slicks (285/640x18)
Optional: 305/645x18 rear tire
Steering: Rack & Pinion | Power Assisted
Equipment & Controls:
  • Steel braided fuel and oil lines
  • Front brake cooling ducts
  • Aluminum, high support one piece racing seat, Various widths
  • Fittipaldi 3-spoke steering wheel with quick release
  • Autometer 2-5/8” Ultra Lite gauges and lighted 10k rpm Monster Tach w/memory
  • Stack Dash Loggers (optional)
  • Pi Research System 2 digital instruments (optional)
  • Wilwood brake bias control system (cockpit adjustable)
  • Fuel Safe fuel cell with bladder located within chassis rails
  • 3-inch, 5-point safety harness
  • Driver’s side window net
  • Manual Halon fire extinguisher system; driver and remote operated
  • Driver and remote battery kill key
  • Illuminating taillights and brake lights
  • Remote battery boost connector
  • Left and right side mirrors (electric remote optional)
  • Single electric wiper
  • Opening doors
0-62 mph (0-100 km/h): 5.1 sec
Quarter Mile: 13.7 sec. @ 103.5 mph
Lateral Acceleration: 0.92 g
Top Speed: 155 mph (250.0 km/h)
EPA Mileage Rating: 17 city / 25 hwy