Panoz Esperante GTR-1

Panoz is willing to build anyone with a minimum of $890,000, a street-legal Esperante GTR-1 using the original body and tub molds. The company also offers extreme customization options that lets you create the exact GTR-1 of your dreams. Only two road-legal GTR-1s were built to meet homologation requirements set forth by the ruling bodies which the racing cars ran under. The GTR-1 competed in the FIA GT Championship and 24 Hours of Le Mans in Europe as well as the IMSA GT, United States Road Racing Championship, and American Le Mans Series in North America. Continue reading for more pictures, a video and additional information.

“And while the regular Esperante made do with 305 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque, the GTR-1 puts out 600 HP and around 500 pound-feet of torque. Panoz has held onto his example ever since it was built, and it’s now been fully restored, going from the original, lovely color-changing blue-and-purple hue, to the slightly ugly green one you see up top,” reports Jalopnik.