After the initial
teaser image of the Panoz Abruzzi - which was published
at the start of May 2010, Panoz has unleashed three more pictures
which the reveal the car in greater detail, and from all angles,
except inside and under the hood.
Panoz have yet to reveal the full details of the drivetrain,
and so far the only facts are a 600 hp power output and a torque
figure of 590 ft-lbs (800Nm). As you'd expect from such a car,
all the power is sent to the rear wheels.
While Panoz have kept quiet about the Abruzzi's exact power
source, they've previously relied on Ford-sourced engines for
their other models. So there's a good chance they'll return
to Ford for their latest model, especially as the Abruzzi just
looks a bit like a tarted up and revised Panoz
Despite the swoops, curves and classic proportions, the Abruzzi
has ended up looking a bit weird. It's different, I'll give
it that, but its no beauty queen. The rear wheel arches start
off with a graceful arc which somehow turns into a sharp point
that give the car the appearance of having a weighty and drooping
rear overhang. And up front the double-decker spoiler is pretty
cool looking, but at the same time it looks a bit amateurish.
There's no faulting the high-tech construction however, and
all the Abruzzi's body panels are formed from lightweight carbon
81 Abruzzi's are scheduled to be built. The number corresponds
to the number of Le Mans 24 Hour races which have been held
since the first race in 1923.
The Panoz Abruzzi has been approved for roads in Europe, the
Middle East, South America and certain countries in Asia. Surprisingly
North America, the company's home, is left out.
Similar and related vehicles:
Panoz Esperante GTLM
Panoz AIV Roadster