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PANOZ Brand History
Despite it sounding a bit Italian, Panoz Auto Development as American as apple pie. It was established by Dan Panoz, the son of pharmaceutical mogul Don Panoz. It's not a big manufacture of cars but that allows them to treat their few cars with better respect. Hand crafted and rigorously tested before being handed to their owners, Panoz cars bear the mark of exclusivity.
The company itself was founded in 1989 by Daniel Panoz who had applied in 1988 for a job at the Thompson Motor Company, an Irish car builder. When the company was liquidated, Dan seize dthe opportunity and bought the rights to one of the chassis TMC was using, one designed by Frank Costin, the man who also built chassis for Maserati, Lotus and Lister.
Just one year after the birth of Panoz Motors, the first model came out: the 1990 Roadster. Built in the company's small factory in Atlanta, Georgia, the car set about reigniting the true spirit of the American roadster. BY 1996, the AIV Ro... continue reading PANOZ history →
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The racing version of the Panoz Abruzzi "Spirit of Le Mans" road-going supercar has recently made its track debut at Road Atlanta in its offseason test program in advance of its competition debut in the 12 Hours of Sebring next year. The Abruzzi "Spirit of Le Mans" race car is being prepped by... Continue Reading →
We’re feeling like it’s Le Mans already, as the American Le Mans Series founder Don Panoz has unveiled the Abruzzi Spirit of Le Mans supercar.The hand-build performance vehicle uses a front engine layout with the transaxle and the radiator placed at the rear end to achieve an optimum weight distribution. ... Continue Reading →