Manufactured in Braselton, Georgia; the Panoz Esperante is a U.S. made luxury sports car. Built out of lightweight aluminum and sporting a Ford V8 engine the Panoz Esperante is one sleek looking, powerful car. This fact makes the vehicle’s relatively low profile in popular culture all the more mysterious.
Variations of the Panoz Esperante, namely the GTR-1, GT-LM and Spyder GT, have all made appearances on the YouTube series Jay Leno’s Garage. Apart from these few appearances the car has been a ghost. It has only been in three other productions of any sort that I can find. The Panoz Esperante made one appearance in the TV series, Monster Garage. It also has appeared in Car and Driver Television and on Bullrun: Cops, Cars and Superstars III. From what I can tell the Panoz Esperante is an interesting example of an automobile that has gained a cult following but has avoided the mainstream.