Car Profile

Every student’s ‘learning laboratory’ is an authentic 5.0-liter race car…a high-performance Panoz GT-RA!

Climb into the cockpit of your 5-liter learning lab. The Panoz GT-RA is an authentic REAL race car in all respects and the only purpose-built GT racing sports car being used in a racing school anywhere in the world.

By learning and actually racing the Panoz GT-RA in both school competition and advanced instruction, students experience the thrill of real-life challenges presented by today’s competition courses.

The Panoz GT-RA takes its inspiration from the Panoz world racing experience (La Mans and American Le Mans Series) as well as the Panoz Esperante Coupe, Panoz GTR-1 and Panoz LMP class Roadster S.

This is not a converted-from-production model. The 2500-pound, two-seat Panoz GT-RA was built from the ground-up to be a legitimate, competitive race car.

Panoz GT-RA technical features *(detailed in the chart below) include a tube-frame with full race suspension and specially prepared, 250 hp, 5.0-liter Ford V8 powerplant, double A-arm front suspension, coil-over shocks and live-axle Ford rearend with four-link suspension.

Every student’s car is prepared by Panoz Racing School technicians.

Panoz GT-RA Specifications

ChassisSteel tube frame construction
BodyFiberglass and Thermal-formed Plastic
EngineFord 5-Liter HO; Electronic Fuel Injection; 250 Horsepower
TransmissionTTC “R” Tremec 5 Speed
SteeringFord Motorsport power rack & pinion
Front SuspensionDouble A-arm with H&R; coil-over springs with Koni shocks and sway bar
Rear SuspensionFord 9″ axle with four links, Watts linkage, and sway bar
BrakesFront and rear disc brakes with Brembo calipers and PFC discs and pads
WheelsBBS 9″x17″
TiresPirelli 275/40X17 P7000
Fuel System25-gallon fuel cell
FeaturesPi electronic dashboard; Pi data acquisition system;.Accommodates passenger
DimensionsTrack – 65″; Width – 75″; Wheel Base – 107″; Length – 171″; Height – 52″; Weight – 2550 lbs
Safety FeaturesSparco belts, window net, composite racing seats, full roll cage with door bars and fire system