Truly today is a day of miracles: on Polish Wikipedia I have discovered a picture of a Panoz Esperante GTR-1 chasing down a Vector M12 GT2 race car. I am currently in a state of shock.
Panoz is getting back into wacky-looking front-mid-engine race cars with a GT4 racer based off its latest sports car, the Panoz Avezzano, the company announced this week. Unfortunately, to make that happen, they needed to pull staff away from one last run of the DeltaWing. The DeltaWing is sadly done.
The Panoz Esperante GTR-1 is one of those rare greats that only a special type of weirdo such as myself truly appreciates. It was a full-on, hardcore Le Mans racer, except the engine was in the front and it made the noise of a pissed-off, drunken Satan. And now Panoz will sell you a new one, that is also somehow old,…
“I feel really abused by this,” Don Panoz said about the lawsuit against former partner Nissan over the DeltaWing, a race car that surprised the racing community with its unique design and has since become embroiled in a messy public and courtroom fight over that design that’s been more dramatic than the racing.
Don Panoz is absolutely serious about bringing a road-going version of the DeltaWing to market, and these patent drawings give us our first glimpse of what the four-seater freak will look like when it comes out later this year.
Panoz is back in the road car business with this, the Esperante Spyder, which is actually a really nice roadster you can buy with GM or Ford V8s, a six-speed manual and hydraulic steering. It also comes with an infinite speedometer for fun.
Le Mans is one gorgeous race track, particularly sat behind the engine in the unbelievably bizarre Panoz LMP01.
The DeltaWing is one of the most radical and innovative race cars to hit the track in decades. But why can't we have a version for the street as well? DeltaWing chairman and racing mogul Don Panoz says we can, and it might just look like this.
This is it: the Panoz Esperante 25th Anniversary Edition. I know, I didn't know it still existed, either. And maybe you've forgotten what it is.
The innovative and Batmobile-esque Nissan DeltaWing racecar took the endurance racing world by storm last year, even though it didn't finish the 24 Hours of LeMans after getting punted off the road by a Toyota. It had a much more impressive showing at Petit Le Mans in October, where it finished fifth.
Ireland is traditionally known for producing many things in great abundance: Writers, sliceable soap, redheads, and, of course, Shamrock Shakes. Cars aren't really one of these things, but, since it's St.Patrick's day and I don't want to get pinched, let's talk about the cars that were made in Ireland — all 8,547 of…
If you've ever wondered, "How much would it cost to buy a Panoz roadster that once cosseted the bony posterior of Aerosmith singer/Gap pitchman Steven Tyler?" consider the mystery solved — although $100,000 might seem high.
Petit Le Mans, the 10-hour endurance race at Road Atlanta, is this weekend. Peugeots, a Porsche hybrid, Panoz — If you've got a TV and you love cars, what the hell else would you watch on Saturday?
Don Panoz's Panoz Abruzzi "Spirit of Le Mans" is a 600HP car limited to 81 examples tied by serial number to a specific running of the race and delivered to the Circuit de La Sarthe. We're digging the polarizing design.
Jalopnik still loves flying cars — it may still be part of our masthead, we can't remember — but here's a perfect example. It's the $100,000 Panoz Esperante converted by Jesse James of Monster Garage into an airborne vehicle whose first flight matched the success of the Wright Brothers. Seriously — they took it to…
Two of the most hotly-anticipated prototype racers of the last um, uh, real long time made their full-series ALMS debuts at Sebring with mixed results. The pole-qualifying #2 Audi R10 of Tom Kristensen, Allan McNish and Rinaldo Capello took the race, while the #1 car, driven by Marco Werner, Frank Biela and Emanuele…
Dan Lienert breaks down the answer to the question burning in the collective mind of 12 year-old boys across the nation: What are the darn-tootin'est high-speed rides built in the US of A today? Some of the cars that made the list are motoring icons to even the most casual auto enthusiast the Ford GT, Dodge Viper and…