Following a preview from March, Panoz has released additional images and details concerning the 25th Anniversary Edition Esperante Spyder.

Following a preview from March, Panoz has released additional images and details concerning the 25th Anniversary Edition Esperante Spyder.

Created to celebrate the company's 25th anniversary, the special Esperante Spyder comes with increased stiffness and structural integrity as a result of the dual steel roll hoops braced into the rear subframe along with a carbon fiber windshield frame. It sits on 19-inch forged aluminum wheels wrapped around in Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires and has an overall weight of 3,128 lbs (1,418 kg).

Panoz says the Esperante Spyder Anniversary Edition will be built in a limited series of 25 units and all will come with a restyled interior cabin benefiting from full leather upholstery and optional Alcantara accents. There are standard lightweight sport seats or optional ultra lightweight race-like seats and both of them come with a Schroth four-point safety harness.

Motivation is provided by a naturally-aspirated V8 engine developing 430 bhp (320 kW) and clients can also opt for a supercharged variant delivering 560 bhp (417 kW). In collaboration with Elan Power Products, Panoz is offering a custom built engine generating more than 800 bhp (596 kW).

Prices start at 179,120 USD and there's also a 204,750 USD Spyder GT variant also limited to 25 units. The latter is a more track-focused version with a wider body, carbon fiber diffuser and splitter, flared carbon fiber fenders and rocket panels along with six-piston front & four-piston rear monoblock Brembo calipers. Both versions come with a standard six-speed manual gearbox or an optional 6-speed auto with paddle shifters.

Further details can be found in the attached press release.

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