The Esperante GTS is built from the ground up as an affordable driver's class spec racer and meets all SCCA technical and safety requirements. It features a unique body comprised of fifteen ABS/acrylic panels, making it more durable, less expensive and easier to replace than fiberglass. Other features include an eight point roll cage with triple tube side protection and working doors. Weighing in at just 2,685 pounds, the Esperante GTS is powered by a 5.8 L V8 Ford Racing engine producing 415 HP at 5,750 rpm. This particular Esparante comes race ready, never wrecked or bent, and in nearly new condition. All the body panles are original. This GTS has the forged piston update with higher compression.
The Esperante GTS was developed and built by Panoz Auto Development specifically for use in SCCA club events nation wide.
Recent Competition History
The car has only competed in 10 races since new including a podium at Charlotte.
Weight: 2685 lbs
Track: Road Atlanta
Engine Builder: Ford Racing
Type: 351 GT-40 engine
Horsepower: 415 bhp @ 5,750 rpm
Torque: 395 ft lbs torque @ 4,500 rpm
Induction: Holley 4 bbl 750 double pumper
Heads: Aluminum GT-40 heads
Pistons: 10.5:1 compression ratio forged
Manufacturer: Fuel Safe
Water Rad Location: front
Ignition: MSD 6ALN
Type: 9 inch
Ratio: 3.50:1 final drive
Differential: trac lock
Construction: ABS/acrylic panels
Color: painted silver
Type: space frame, 8 pt. roll cage w/triple tube side protection