Panoz Abruzzi Spirit of Le Mans Official Pictures and Info Released

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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.

Panoz (the company that will assemble the vehicle) has not released the powerplant details, only telling us that it will deliver 600 hp and a maximum torque of 590 lb-ft (800 Nm). Judging by the figures, we expect the engine to be a forced-induction unit.

The vehicle will also use a structure that features a proprietary layout and innovative materials. Dubbed REAMS (Recyclable Energy Absorbing Matric System), this uses a multi-layer composite system which promises to be lighter than carbon fiber yet equally strong, while also being dent-resistant, shatter-proof and recyclable.

In addition to that, the supercar will feature TRIFECTACOOLING technology, which means that the vehicle will not only use a standard radiator, but also stage 2 and stage 3 systems that lower coolant temperature on both the inflow to and the outflow from the radiator.

But Panoz will offer more than just a car with the Abruzzi Spirit of Le Mans, it will offer a complete experience, as the company will only (hand-)build 81 examples of the vehicle, with every unit linked to a specific edition of the Le Mans 24 Hour Race.

The delivery ceremony for each example of the car will take place at Le Mans, where customers will receive a driving training on the Bugatti Circuit at Le Mans. Subsequently, owners will be invited to the famous race as guests, being given the opportunity to drive a parade lap on the full circuit before the race.

We are waiting for Panoz to release additional details of the car (including pricing).
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