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.
Carbon fiber accents and the supercharged engine. out of all my past cars this is a real head turner. better than my corvette,viper, or mercedes (these cars are too common. this car has good trunk space. the gtlm has improved brakes,handling,tires,sport mirrors and looks over the classic panoz.
More advertising from company, participation in major autoshows. They were not in the Chicago or Detroit auto shows this year.
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.
I love the sound of this car. I only listen to the radio when it's parked. The transmission and clutch shift perfectly. This car is rare - just 100-200 were made. I like the quality of materials.
Add two cupholders, climate control, navigation, and a tire pressure monitor. Creat a Panoz owner's club and events.