2004 Panoz Esperante Review | Edmunds.com

2004 Panoz Esperante

Panoz Esperante Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.6 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 320 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 0/0 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2004 Panoz Esperante

  • Though suffering from quirky ergonomics and borrowed cockpit components, the Panoz offers performance on par with the world's best sports cars and exclusivity that practically guarantees that yours will be the only one at the country club.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Thrilling exhaust note, impressive structural integrity, predictable handling.

  • Cons

    Lack of stability control, no side airbags, quirky ergonomics, awkward steering feel.

  • What's New for 2004

    New this year is a coupe model and the GTLM, the latter of which features a supercharged engine, more aggressive suspension tuning, a lighter body and revised front and rear fascias. The GT model is a GTLM without the supercharger. A four-speed automatic transmission is newly available.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



A high-tech, modern throwback

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Vehicle: 2004 Panoz Esperante 2dr Convertible (4.6L 8cyl 5M)

The Panoz Esperante recaptures the feeling of the old 289 Cobra, which was always the most exciting streetable ride there was. There's a fun factor so lacking in the other cars available today. Some are faster, most quieter and ride better, some are surely better put together and use prettier materials, but the Panoz gives something else-those intangibles the Cobra gave, the perfect feedback, the complete involvement, the roughness around the edges, the classic style, the exclusivity and the performance that feels better than it actually is. The Esperante, an American made toy, w/high-tech, expensive components that knocks your age back 25-35 years




Ferrari drivers give me the

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Vehicle: 2004 Panoz Esperante 2dr Convertible (4.6L 8cyl 5M)

This car gets me more valet attention than any car I have ever had. And I have had over 30 cars!




Panoz esperante

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Vehicle: 2004 Panoz Esperante 2dr Convertible (4.6L 8cyl 5M)

An absolute joy to drive. Perfect blend of style, comfort, handling and power. American ingenuity at its finest. A great throwback to European styling with modern practicality and reliability.




Panoz esperante

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Vehicle: 2004 Panoz Esperante GT 2dr Convertible (4.6L 8cyl 5M)

the esperante has good handleing and great power but the ride is terrible.it is an overpriced auto that drives terrible and i am not thriled by it.




Catinthe_hat

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Vehicle: 2004 Panoz Esperante GTLM 2dr Coupe (4.6L 8cyl S/C 6M)

you should get this car. it is fast and sweet



Full 2004 Panoz Esperante Review

What's New for 2004

New this year is a coupe model and the GTLM, the latter of which features a supercharged engine, more aggressive suspension tuning, a lighter body and revised front and rear fascias. The GT model is a GTLM without the supercharger. A four-speed automatic transmission is newly available.

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