courtesy and copyright John
Brooks, Greg Cooper,
Davies at Club Arnage, James
and Michael J.
to the press Friday evening before the 2000 Petit Le Mans, the brand new
designed Panoz LMP07 was to be a new chapter in the continuing Panoz Epic.
But instead it tuned into a near debacle. If it wasn't for the mid-season
scrapping of the LMP07 and two successive wins for, ironically, the old
LMP1, 2001 would have been a miserable year.
LMP07, my main targets were improved mass distribution (low Cg, low polar
moment, no difference between full tank and empty tank), improved driver
safety, and more efficient aerodynamics"--Andy Thorby
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2001 Panoz LMP07 Specifications
||Carbon fiber and aluminum
||Zytek designed normally
aspirated V8, 3997 cc (engines serviced and prepared by Élan Power
(Xtrac built) 6-speed transverse sequential gearbox
Double wishbone, pushrod with 3 spring-dampners
AP 6-pot, 2-pad caliper with carbon/carbon pads and rotors
forged magnesium rims, Front: 13.5 x 18 inches, Rear: 14.5 x 18 inches
(2001 Le Mans average)
940 kgs. (2002 Le Mans
2002, Michael J. Fuller