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Following on from a series of cropped teaser images, Panoz lifted the covers off its new Abruzzi “Spirit of Le Mans” sports coupe today at the home of the 24 Hours of Le Mans race, the Circuit de La Sarthe in France.
The hand-built Abruzzi “Spirit of Le Mans” comes with a front-engine, rear-wheel drive layout and is powered by an unspecified…
Anticipation of a new sportscar from Panoz has been mounting for some time now. Initial reports back in October forecasted the arrival of a successor to the current Esperante, followed by confirmation a couple of months ago, and finally the first cropped teaser image just a few weeks ago. Now the independent constructor has released its second image as it prepares to unveil the first prototype next week during the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Called the Abruzzi “Spirit of Le Mans”, the new sportscar features a number of new technologies for Panoz, including Recyclable Energy Absorbing Matrix System (REAMS) construction and a new TrifectaCooling system developed to improve both performance and efficiency.
The Abruzzi – apparently so named in reference to and solidarity with the recently disaster-striken Italian region – will be officially unveiled at La Sarthe at noon on Tuesday, June 8, so stay tuned. In the meantime, you can check out the press release after the jump and the pair of high-res teaser images in the gallery below.
Gallery: Panoz Abruzzi “teaser”