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Old 09-23-2002, 01:22 PM   #16
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He couldn't have gotten off the ground without the money from his dad. So, hoooraayyyy for tobacco companies making cigarettes addictive, for without that, there would be no patch, and perhaps no Panoz.
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I quite like the Esperante. It has a 320 hp cobra V8, should do 0-60 in 5 seconds, and looks really neat.
It is having some problems, though, with delayed production.
Also, Dan Panoz is the guy who invented the patch to help you stop smoking. Nice to see he put his fortune to good use.:alien2:

The patch and time release coating on pills are what made him his fortune. Don has just recently gotten involved in cars.
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The one you saw may have been the 15th overall or the 15th that model year, but they are not limiting production to 15 cars. Production continues today.
Yes that is more likely. Still, less than 200 have been built since 2001, so you get a huge amount of exclusivity with one of these.
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There is a Panoz GT1 street car that is limited to a low number like 15. I would guess the number is lower. I have yet to see one in real life. The Panoz GT1 is a nice looking car. The Esperante has great style.

Going back to the earlier posting, isn't it Don Panzo the wine maker, not Dan Panoz?

The Esperante GTR(Which is the car that you referred to as the GT1) is the homologation car for Panoz to be able to race in the FIA back in 1997. Only 2 were ever built, one crash tested, and one to homologate the race cars. You'll likely never see the GTR and it will likely never be sold.

Also, it is Don Panoz, and yes he is the car maker and the wine maker. He also owns Elan Motorsports Technology, the Elan Chateau resort, and several pharmacutical companies. Racing is only his latesty endeavor. He owns Road Atlanta, Sebring, and Mosport Race tracks as well.
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