Panoz Abruzzi "Spirit of Le Mans" teased again

Panoz Auto Development has revealed a new teaser image of the Abruzzi "Spirit of Le Mans" supercar that will debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans auto race. The car will be revealed to the press on June 8, 2010.

"The anticipation of the public in seeing the Abruzzi ’Spirit of Le Mans’ is only slightly behind my own," Panoz said. "I can guarantee that there has never been such a unique ownership and delivery program around such a spectacular automobile. It quite appropriately captures my dream and my experience of Le Mans – an event that is among the most meaningful of my life."

As a reminder, the Abruzzi "Spirit of Le Mans" supercar will feature new technologies that will make the Abruzzi stand apart from others. Its body will be made from a Recyclable Energy Absorbing Matrix System (REAMS) which provides many environmental, performance, and structural advantages. It will also feature a new three-stage "TRIFECTA COOLING" technology that improves both engine performance and efficiency.

We’ve been hearing about this debut for months now and we would just like to see the car in its entirety. We have to say, we are a little disappointed with this teaser image. They could have given all of us a little more, especially since the debut is only a few days away.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

A champion of innovation and forward-thinking, Don Panoz will unveil his latest automotive dream machine next week at a most familiar location – Le Mans, France. The cloak will come off the new Abruzzi "Spirit of Le Mans" a few days before the start of the famed 24-hour race in the Sarthe region of France. Panoz, founder of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón and the Panoz Motor Sports Group empire, created even more anticipation by releasing another teaser image of the new super car.

The world’s international media and press contingent will see the Abruzzi "Spirit of Le Mans" for the first time in all its glory at noon CET on Tuesday, June 8. The public will gaze on it as well throughout the event weekend when it will be the main attraction in the Village – an expansive central location at the circuit that hundreds of thousands of spectators and guests will pass through for meals, merchandise and entertainment.

Most assuredly, the hand-built, limited-production car and its fanfare will capture the Spirit of Le Mans in more ways than one. Purchasers of the Abruzzi "Spirit of Le Mans" will enjoy one of the most exclusive and unique delivery experiences ever offered in the automotive history.

"The anticipation of the public in seeing the Abruzzi ’Spirit of Le Mans’ is only slightly behind my own," Panoz said. "I can guarantee that there has never been such a unique ownership and delivery program around such a spectacular automobile. It quite appropriately captures my dream and my experience of Le Mans – an event that is among the most meaningful of my life."

Panoz Auto Development – located in Hoschton, Ga. – will produce the Abruzzi "Spirit of Le Mans". It remains one of the world’s few remaining small-volume sports car manufacturing companies. In the tradition of pioneering design philosophies born out of the Panoz AIV Roadster, the Abruzzi "Spirit of Le Mans" features multiple technological breakthroughs and advances. Among them are the using of REAMS® material technology in the actual body construction – "REAMS®" standing for Recyclable Energy Absorbing Matrix System. It offers unprecedented environmental, performance and structural advantages.

The Abruzzi also introduces a three-stage "TRIFECTACOOLING"® technology, an innovative development that improves both engine performance and efficiency thanks to multiple cooling systems that lower coolant temperature on both the inflow to and the outflow from the radiator. The Abruzzi also extensively employs LED lighting technologies, both functionally and stylistically.


5 comments:

Hopefully that big designer hole (for aerodynamic / feeding / cooling functions probably) doesnt make it look like a big shark mouth.

As a long time Panoz fan just make sure the recipe for the GT2 car is right: Front Engined V8 on Michelin Tires please.

Well, hopefully this structure won’t let us feel sorry and very disappointed with the whole structure design of this car, because I guess this will take too much of conclusion and funny comments.

Panoz’s first road car, the wanna-be Lotus Seven was never known for style. The Esperante was a good looking car.

What? Even the panoz has used the LED light tehcnology? So I guess they are no longer need the HID lights.

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