Used 2004 Panoz Esperante Review

Edmunds expert review

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.

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.

Edmunds expert review process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.