The Panoz GTS features a unique body comprised of fifteen thermoformed panels, making it more durable, less expensive and easier to replace than fiberglass. Also, all Panoz GTS spec racers feature an eight-point integrated roll cage with triple tube side-protection and working doors on both sides of the vehicle. Weighing in at just 2,700 lbs., the Panoz GTS is powered by a Ford Motorsports 5.8 liter, 16-valve V-8 capable of 430 bhp at 5,850 rpm.


Chassis: 1.75" (43.75mm) x 1.75", .090 (2.25mm) Wall, Mild Steel Space Frame. 1.75" x .095 DOM 8-point roll cage with triple tube side protection, 18-guage interior panels welded in. Meets all SCCA technical and safety requirements.

Engine and Drivetrain

Layout: Front mid-engine, rear drive

Engine: Ford Motorsports 5.8-liter, 16-valve V8

Compression Ratio: 10.5:1

Horsepower @ RPM : 445 bhp @ 5,850

Torque @ RPM: 440 lb/ft @ 4,500

Cylinder Heads: Aluminum, Edelbrock Performer

Carburation: Holley 4bbl., 750-cfm Double Pump Carburetor

Ignition: MSD 6ALN Ignition Control

Transmission: Tremec TKO-600, 5-speed manual

Gear Ratios: 1st: 2.87 | 2nd: 1.89 | 3rd: 1.28 | 4th: 1.00 | 5th: 0.82

Final Drive: 3.89:1, Ford 9-inch w/True-Trac (3.50:1 Optional), Differential cooler w/integrated pump

Clutch: QuarterMaster V-Extreme 8.5" Aluminum Flywheel and Clutch Assembly

Exhaust: Custom Hedman Headers & MagnaFlow Mufflers

Suspension, Brakes, and Wheels

Suspension (f/r) : Front - Unequal length A Arm; Penske single adjustable coil-over shock absorbers ; Two-position adjustable sway bar, 1.25” dia. / Rear - Live axle located by trailing arms and Watts Link; Penske single adjustable coil-over shock absorbers ; Three-position adjustable sway bar, 0.75” dia.

Brakes (f/r): Front - Brembo 4-piston hydraulic calipers 40/44mm 328mm slotted & vented, floating rotors (pre-bedded); Performance Friction Pads / Rear - Brembo 4-piston hydraulic calipers 36/40mm; 320 mm slotted & vented, floating rotors; Performance Friction Pads

Wheels: BBS "RGR" 18 x 10 inch (457 x 254 mm) aluminum. OPTIONAL: 18 x 11 inch rear wheel / Tires: Slicks (285/640x18). OPTIONAL: 305/645x18 rear tire / Steering: Rack & Pinion | Power Assisted

Equipment and Controls

•Steel braided fuel and oil lines

•Front brake cooling ducts

•Aluminum, high support one piece racing seat, Various widths

•Fittipaldi 3-spoke steering wheel with quick release

•Autometer 2-5/8” Ultra Lite gauges and lighted 10k rpm Monster Tach w/memory

•Stack Dash Loggers (optional)

•Pi Research System 2 digital instruments (optional)

•Wilwood brake bias control system (cockpit adjustable)

•Fuel Safe fuel cell with bladder located within chassis rails

•3-inch, 5-point safety harness

•Driver’s side window net

•Manual Halon fire extinguisher system; driver and remote operated

•Driver and remote battery kill key

•Illuminating taillights and brake lights

•Remote battery boost connector

•Left and right side mirrors (electric remote optional)

•Single electric wiper

•Opening doors

Panoz GTS Specifications