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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe N/A N/A N/A $92,962
2-Door Coupe GT N/A N/A N/A $100,294
2-Door Coupe GTLM N/A N/A N/A $125,443
2-Door Convertible N/A N/A N/A $88,950
2-Door Convertible GT N/A N/A N/A $96,271
2-Door Convertible GTLM N/A N/A N/A $121,325
2-Door Roadster 5.0L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5.0L 16 23 $82,584 $88,800
2-Door Roadster 5.5L 13 19 $117,413 $126,250
2-Door Roadster 5.5L AMG 14 21 $111,647 $120,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$82,584
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$88,950
$88,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1483 / month
$1480 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two-Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 38.1 37.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 49.0 50.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - 54.0
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 42.9
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.9
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 176.3 178.5
Height, Overall (in) 53.4 51.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.7 60.5
Wheelbase (in) 106 100.8
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.2 72.0
Track Width, Front (in) 60.9 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.0 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 2.7 10.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.00 x - TBD - 12.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.7 21
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.9 36.2
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack-and-pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.5 2.6
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P255/45ZR17 255/40WR18
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/45ZR17 285/35WR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3279 4065
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 143
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 305 @ 5800 302 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 320 @ 4200 339 @ 2700-4250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.6L/280 5.0L/303
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - TBD - 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - TBD - 23
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again w/OD NA
Drivetrain Rear-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.22 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.99 2.86
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.27 2.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.37 4.38
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.33 1.92
Trans Type 5 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name Panoz Esperante Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Body Style 2 Door Roadster 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Double wishbone 5-Arm Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double wishbone Independent 4-Link
 
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