- May 3, 2010
Panoz teases new Abruzzi "Spirit of Le Mans" sports car
Panoz Abruzzi teaser – Click above to enlarge
After nearly two decades of building cars, Panoz Auto Development is just now getting ready to introduce its third new model. The Abruzzi "Spirit of Le Mans" will officially debut next month in conjunction with the French endurance classic. Panoz has released the first official teaser image of the new coupe, with founder Don Panoz mentioning that none of the numerous renderings purporting to show the Abruzzi are accurate.
No details about the powertrain have been revealed, but the body is made from a Recyclable Energy Absorbing Matrix System which apparently utilizes lots of recaptured materials. The Abruzzi also incorporates a three-stage cooling system that benefits performance and efficiency. Given that the ALMS is such a strong proponent of alternative fuels we wouldn't be surprised to see something unusual under the hood, perhaps even a hybrid. We'll find out soon enough.
[Source: American Le Mans Series]