Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S 1999

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"The front engine layout of the Panoz LMP means a higher percentage of the overall weight is at the forward end of the car. This has the effect of allowing for more front downforce to be placed on the front axle and therefore larger front tires. The front engine position pushes the driver back to nearly inline with the rear axle centerline. The beneficial result is that the driver is better positioned in the chassis from a car feedback standpoint. With all things being equal to a mid-engined LMP, the front-engined Panoz came with positive design benefits not available to mid-engined cars. But ultimately everything comes down to a car's record, and that can't be ignored: three wins in '99 as well as the Manufacturer's Championship, one win in '00, two wins in '01, and two wins in '02."

Mulsanne's Corner

Engine: Élan Power Products V8, 2 valves per cylinder; 2 x 33.1 mm air restrictors
Displacement: 6.0 liters
Horsepower: 620 bhp @ 7200 rpm
Torque: 538 lb-ft.@ 6500 rpm
Gearbox: X-Trac 6-speed, inboard, longitudinal, sequential


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It actually beat the Audi R8 on a couple of occasions.

It gets my vote. 👍
Nice suggestion, however you need to be more specific because this car has been used by different teams around that time. In addition, of the 3 images you posted, only the second corresponds to the Panoz LMP-1 Roadster S. The first and last one are from Panoz LMP 01 Evo. Because of that, I am going to asume that this thread is for Panoz LMP-1 Roadster S LMP Panoz Motor Sports 1999, the first LMP-1 Roadster S chassis and livery.




For reference here are all the Panoz LMP-1s

Panoz LMP-1 Roadster S Panoz Motor Sports '99
Panoz LMP-1 Roadster S J&P Motorsports '99
Panoz LMP-1 Roadster S Panoz Motorsports '00
Panoz LMP-1 Roadster S Team Den Bla Avis '00
Panoz LMP-1 Roadster S TV Asahi Team Dragon '00
Panoz LMP-1 Roadster S Westward Racing '01
Panoz LMP-1 Roadster S Lanesra '01
Panoz LMP-1 Roadster S Gunnar Racing '02
Panoz LMP-1 Roadster S Panoz Motorsports '02
Panoz LMP-1 Roadster S DAMS '02
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