2000 Panoz AIV Roadster


2000 Panoz AIV Roadster

2000 Panoz AIV Roadster

AIV stands for Aluminum Intensive Vehicle. Aluminum is the primary material for both the body and the frame, making this car very light.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
price $ $62 500 USD
engine Ford V8
valvetrain DOHC 4 Valves / Cyl
displacement 4601 cc / 280.8 in³
bore 90.2 mm / 3.55 in
stroke 90 mm / 3.54 in
compression 9.85:1
power 227.4 kw / 304.9 bhp @ 5800 rpm
specific output 66.27 bhp per litre
bhp/weight bhp per tonne
torque 406.75 nm / 300.0 ft lbs @ 4800 rpm
body / frame Aluminum
driven wheels Front Engine / RWD
front tires 245/40ZR18
rear tires 295/35ZR18
front brakes Vented Discs w/ABS
f brake size x 330 mm / x 13.0 in
r brake size x 254 mm / x 10.0 in
front wheels F 45.7 x 21.6 cm / 18.0 x 8.5 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 25.4 cm / 18.0 x 10.0 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
curb weight 1166 kg / 2571 lbs
wheelbase 2654 mm / 104.5 in
front track 1699 mm / 66.9 in
rear track 1618 mm / 63.7 in
length 4039 mm / 159.0 in
width 1949 mm / 76.7 in
height 1321 mm / 52.0 in
transmission Borg Warner T45 5-Speed Manual
gear ratios 3.37:1, 1.99:1, 1.33:1, 1.00:1, 0.67:1, :1
final drive 3.27:1
top speed ~225.3 kph / 140.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~4.6 seconds

Auction Sales History

1023942

1998 Panoz AIV Roadster – sold for $49,500

This 1998 Panoz AIV Roadster is just one of 176 produced in the entirety of the AIV’s 3-year lifespan (72 were made in 1998). The AIV Roadster was ahead of its time with an exotic all-aluminum spaceframe chassis giving the car an incredible power-to-weight ratio, with a feather light 2,570lb curb weight being motivated by a hand-built, all-aluminum 4-cam SVT Cobra V8 cranking out 305hp. This AIV roadster is finished in red over black leather, with 14,733 original miles. The AIV roadster sprints to 60mph in just 4.3 seconds and delivers a modern Cobra feel in a more unique package. Other features include leather interior with carbon fiber trim, premium JBL audio system, white instrument dials, leather-wrapped sport steering wheel, 18″ chrome Roush 5-spoke wheels, coilover suspension and Mustang Cobra brakes. Included with the purchase are the original owner’s manuals and folio and a spotless CarFax report.

Auction Source: 2012 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction