22,000 Original Miles


Manual Transmission
4.6L V8
305 hp @ 5800 rpm*
320 lb/ft torque @ 4200 rpm*
Capable 0-60 MPH: 4.9 seconds
Top Speed: 155 mph
*Base Price in 2001: $79,950


*Seller Asking:


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Fast Facts:

  • The Esperante is an aluminum bodied limited production sports car featuring the drivetrain from the Mustang Cobra
  • This is the first production vehicle to utilize Aluminum Super Plastic Forming for its body panels  (basically, it allows aluminum to form into incredibly complex shapes without fracturing or deforming). The Esperante came with a 50/50 weight distribution
  • Featured the Cobra’s IRS (independent rear suspension) with cantilevered coilovers
  • At the time, Panoz Motor Sports Group owned Road Atlanta, Sebring, and the American LeMans series. It also owned and operated its own race team. The classes they wanted to expand to required they produce a certain number of street cars. Hence the Esperante and AIV were born (the AIV was their first street car)
  • Despite the racing pedigree, this car was designed to be a supple grand tourer with a luxurious interior
Key Model Year Changes:

  • Significant changes didn’t arrive until 2004 when, for an additional $30k, you could upgrade to the supercharged 420hp GTLM model

Seller Notes:

  • Original paint. All records
  • Paint correction and ceramic coating completed
  • Mercedes carpeting / Ferrari Leather / Custom-made sport seats ($8300)
  • Recently won Best in Class / American Sports Cars in San Clemente Show

  • Location: Laguna Niguel, California – (more photos below)

  • (ad no longer available – sold or expired)
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*SAE rated from factory. May not reflect current output
*Performance numbers pulled from reputable automotive road tests
*Base price when new does not reflect original MSRP of this particular car, nor does it reflect what the original owner paid for it
*Advertised price at time of posting. Sellers can raise or lower prices on their original ad at any time. Click on the original ad to view current price/availability
Mileage Disclaimer: NOC has not confirmed if the mileage stated by the seller is true and accurate. It is up to the buyer to verify these claims. Vehicle history reports, service records stating mileage, and even inspections of odometer tampering are recommended.

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