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2005 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 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.

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  • 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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Customer Reviews

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A high-tech, modern throwback

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Vehicle: 2004 Panoz Esperante

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

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

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

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.


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Vehicle: 2004 Panoz Esperante

you should get this car. it is fast and sweet

Full 2005 Panoz Esperante Review

What's New for 2005

No significant changes this year.

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