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Panoz Esperante GTR-1

This is the Panoz GTR-1. This was the start of an era. It was designed and built originally by agent Reynard, the great race car builder in England.

It was the first in 30 some years to race as a prototype with the engine in the front.  Of course everybody had put engines in the rear in prototypes, because they felt that was the advance of new technology and would carry things forward.  And with a front engine car in those days, you had a 60 or 70 pound drivetrain from the engine to the gearbox. Continue reading