2001-2002 Panoz LMP07

Images courtesy and copyright John Brooks, Greg Cooper, Dave Davies at Club Arnage, James Davies, Patrick Michl, and Michael J. Fuller
Text copyright Michael J. Fuller
Shown here, the Mugen powered LMP07 run by the Multimatic Team during the 2002 seasonDebuted 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. 
Petit Le Mans debut"For 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
Designer: Andy Thorby
Layout: Front-engine, rear-wheel drive
Monocoque: Carbon fiber and aluminum honeycomb monocoque
Engine: Zytek designed normally aspirated V8, 3997 cc (engines serviced and prepared by ╔lan Power Products)
Gearbox: Panoz designed (Xtrac built) 6-speed transverse sequential gearbox
Suspension: (f&r), Double wishbone, pushrod with 3 spring-dampners
Brakes: (f&r), AP 6-pot, 2-pad caliper with carbon/carbon pads and rotors
Wheels: O.Z. forged magnesium rims, Front: 13.5 x 18 inches, Rear: 14.5 x 18 inches
Tires: Michelin Radial
Length: 4640 mm
Width: 2000 mm
Wheelbase: 2750 mm
Front Overhang: 940 mm
Rear Overhang: 950 mm
Front Track: 1611 mm
Rear Track: 1590 mm
Weight: 906.5 kgs (2001 Le Mans average)
940 kgs. (2002 Le Mans average)
Tank capacity: 90 liters
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ęCopyright 2002, Michael J. Fuller