Panoz Esperante GTR-1 in Racing Games

The Panoz Esperante GTR-1 is an iconic racing car that has been seen in many video game racing titles.

Cars in Video Games bring you more history of racing cars in video games, ironic but true with their channel title 😎 This time featuring the Panoz Esperante GTR-1 through the ages from 1999-2021 it has featured in many platforms and games. Ranging from the Playstation series, Dreamcast, Xbox and PC let’s enjoy the history of this car in video games.
Cars in video Games goes on to mention “The Panoz Esperante GTR-1 is one of the most iconic endurance racing cars. Racing game fans first met with Panoz GTR-1 at Microsoft’s Midtown Madness series. Panoz Esperante also be part of all Gran Turismo games after the 2000s”.
“With nice handling, satisfactory acceleration, and good top speed, the Panoz GTR-1 one of my favourite racing cars of all time. I captured gameplay footage for Panoz Esperante from nearly 15 different racing games, enjoy!”

The Panoz Esperante GTR-1

Panoz Esperante GTR-1 Video - V-8 Sound From '90s Panoz Race Car

ConfigurationFord / Elan Products 90º V8
LocationFront, longitudinally-mounted
Constructionaluminium block and head
Displacement5,980 cc / 364.9 cu in
Valvetrain2 valves/cylinder, OHV
Fuel feedFuel Injection
LubricationDry sump
AspirationNaturally Aspirated
Power600 bhp / 448 kW @ 8,000 rpm
Torque678 Nm / 500 ft-lbs
BHP/Liter100 bhp / liter


Chassiscarbon fibre moncoque
Suspension (fr/r)double wishbones, push-rod actuated coil springs and dampers, anti-roll bar
Steeringrack-and-pinion, power-assisted
Brakes (fr/r)ventilated carbon-ceramic discs
GearboxXTrac 6 speed Sequential
DriveRear-wheel drive


Weight950 kilo / 2,094 lbs
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r)2,687 mm (105.8 in) / 1,595 mm (62.8 in) / 1,554 mm (61.2 in)


Performance figures
Power to weight0.63 bhp / kg