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Body style: Coupé (two-door)
Segment: Coupe

One of the last remaining old-school front-engine, rear-wheel-drive sports cars powered by a V8 engine and featuring a manual transmission, the Panoz Avezzano replaced the Esperante nameplate without completely changing the model's original recipe.

Panoz is mostly known as an American carmaker that builds road models mostly to fund its racing endeavors, much like Ferrari was in its early days. That said, the Avezzano is in many way the street-legal version of a racing car, with its GT4 version competing in the Pirelli World Challenge championship.

The sport car's name has a special meaning, since it harks back to the Italian town of Avezzano, which was destroyed by an earthquake in 1915, spurring the emigration of Donald Panoz's grandfather to the United States.

Its body is largely made from aerospace-grade SPF aluminum and carbon fiber, with the model preserving the racing car's side exhaust exits, a motorsport inspired front splitter, side skirts and rear diffuser. The chassis itself is made from extruded aluminum but also features tubular steel frames and various carbon fiber parts.

Just like its predecessor, the Avezzano is powered in standard guise by a 6.2-liter Chevy-based V8, offering at least 430 horsepower. As an option, customers can switch to a supercharged version of the same engine, which delivers over 580 horsepower. Both engines sent their power to the rear wheels through a manual six-speed transmission.

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PANOZ Avezzano 2017 - Present
  2 gasoline engines
  • 6.2L V8 6MT (430 HP)
  • 6.2L V8 6MT (580 HP)

PANOZ Avezzano 6.2L V8 6MT (430 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  6.2L V8 6MT (430 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
6162 cm3
Power
316.3 KW @ - RPM
430 HP @ - RPM
424 BHP @ - RPM
Torque
0 lb-ft @ - RPM
0 Nm @ RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharge Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
265/35-20 // 305/30-20
DIMENSIONS
Length
181.1 in (4600 mm)
Width
79.3 in (2014 mm)
Height
52 in (1321 mm)
Front/rear Track
63.6/64.7 in (1,615/1,643 mm)
Wheelbase
106 in (2692 mm)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3197 lbs (1450 kg)

PANOZ Avezzano 6.2L V8 6MT (580 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  6.2L V8 6MT (580 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
6162 cm3
Power
426.6 KW @ - RPM
580 HP @ - RPM
572 BHP @ - RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharge Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
265/35-20 // 305/30-20
DIMENSIONS
Length
181.1 in (4600 mm)
Width
79.3 in (2014 mm)
Height
52 in (1321 mm)
Front/rear Track
63.6/64.7 in (1,615/1,643 mm)
Wheelbase
106 in (2692 mm)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3197 lbs (1450 kg)
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