Panoz Esperante GTR-1
You might’ve forgotten about Panoz, but the Esperante was a serious, race-bred supercar. The technology behind the Esperante was clearly for racing purposes. It had a space frame body structure, lightweight panels and two seats. Also, it had a front engine they mounted towards the middle of the car for the best weight distribution. Under the hood was a Roush-built, Ford-derived V8 producing over 500 HP they mated to a sequential gearbox.