2005 Panoz Esperante Review | Edmunds.com

2005 Panoz Esperante

Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Panoz Esperante Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.6 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 305 hp @ 5800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 0/0 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 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 2005

    No significant changes this year.

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Gas Mileage

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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Exclusive vehicle

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Vehicle: 2005 Panoz Esperante GTLM 2dr Coupe (4.6L 8cyl S/C 6M)

Wow, what a difference! I traded in an '03 panoz classic style for on '05 gtlm coupe that is the super charged ford svt engine. Get the gtlm! It is much faster, the looks are more exotic, plus I love the exclusivity. I love answering questions about the vehicle. At local car shows the people all flock to this car. I can get service at a local ford dealer,plus panoz corporate is great. (no $400 oil changes). The car is a pleasure to drive with easy access and exit. Loads of carbon fiber on the interior and the engine compartment. Leather seats are top of the line and the paint is flawless. I love the coupe gtlm because there are so few of them. the shifting is short and fast.




More rare than a ferrari

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Vehicle: 2005 Panoz Esperante 2dr Convertible (4.6L 8cyl 5M)

More fun than a Corvette, Ferrari, Jaguar XKR, etc, the 2005 Panoz Esperante is fast, comfy, amazingly reliable, sounds great. It is exclusive beyond imagination. No one knows what it is or where it's from. When you say, Hochton, Georgia, they think you're nuts. The engine is so pretty, the hood should be made of glass. The seats are really comfortable and car is not so low that it's hard to get in or out of, like a Corvette.




Perfect car for me

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Vehicle: 2005 Panoz Esperante GTLM 2dr Convertible (4.6L 8cyl S/C 6M)

I love this car. It is the bestlooking car on the road. Panoz is a pleasure to deal with. Every head turns when this car goes by.




Good

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Vehicle: 2005 Panoz Esperante 2dr Convertible (4.6L 8cyl 5M)

Good performance and it has an extremely fast engine with good handling interior could have more space



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Full 2005 Panoz Esperante Review

What's New for 2005

No significant changes this year.

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