New 2007 Panoz DP01 Champ Car

Discussion in 'Other Racing' started by pacific11, Jul 29, 2006.

  1. fiorano94

    fiorano94 F1 Veteran

    May 26, 2006
    i love it! wow thats a very aggresive looking car!
  2. jknight

    jknight F1 Veteran

    Oct 30, 2004
    Central Texas
    Cheaper to purchase and cheaper to maintain. On the Speed coverage they referenced a part that now costs 41K to replace will be 15K with this car.

  3. Lemke

    Lemke F1 Rookie

    Oct 27, 2004
    Vancouver, WA
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    Certainly looks the part. Lets just hope its quick.
  4. Ryan S.

    Ryan S. Two Time F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed

    Mar 20, 2004
    Looks good. I know it’s not financially feasible right now, but I really wish champ car was a multi chassis series. Just gonna have to wait a few more years I guess..
  5. pacific11

    pacific11 Formula Junior

    Jul 9, 2006
    I hope so.

    IRL will struggle next year, imo.

    Just check this quote from

    "Team co-owner Bobby Rahal was quoted in an Edmonton paper last weekend as saying his team and those of Roger Penske and Chip Ganassi have a "50-50 chance" of returning to Champ Car if the two open-wheel series don't unify.
    Rahal also has been discussing the possibility of putting his son, Graham, in a Newman/Haas ride next season in Champ Car."
  6. Kieran

    Kieran F1 Rookie

    Jul 23, 2006
    Westchester, NY
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    wow, thats an amazing looking car
  7. A.D.K.

    A.D.K. Karting

    Nov 1, 2003
    Terre Haute, IN
    Full Name:
    Andy Klueber
    Ford Cosworth Panoz DP01 Fact Sheet

    Engine: Official Designation: Ford-Cosworth XFE

    Configuration: Narrow-Angle V

    Horsepower: 750 bhp

    Maximum RPM: 12,000 (normal); 12,300 (Power-to-Pass)

    Engine Life: 1,200 max

    Engine Management System: Pectel Cosworth Electronics

    Number of Cylinders: 8

    Number of Valves: 32

    Torque : 350 ft/lbs at 11,000 rpm

    Displacement: 2.65 liters (161.7 cubic inches)

    Oil System: Dry Sump

    Fuel: Methanol

    Estimated Rubuilds per Season: 7/driver

    Spark Plugs: Bosch

    Lubricants: Roshfrans

    Turbocharger: 41.5€ (boost in inches of mercury absolute)/4.0€ during Power-to-Pass

    Chassis Type: Panoz DP01

    Constructor: Elan Motorsports Technology, Brasselton, GA USA

    Weight: 1460 lbs minimum

    Transmission: Hewland 7-speed sequential shift semi-automatic

    Wheelbase: 123€

    Length: 190€

    Width: 78€

    Fuel Capacity: 35 US Gallons

    Miles/Gallon: 2.0

    Steering Type: Rack and Pinion

    Turns, Lock to Lock: 1.5

    Suspension, Front and Rear: Pushrod activated coil over shocks

    Brakes, Type:performance Friction €“ Calipers, Steel Disc and Carbon Pads


    Capable of Speeds in Excess Of: 240mph

    Approx Cost Per Car: $295, 000 USD

    Bodywork: Carbon Fiber Composite

    Instruments: Pi Intelligent

    Wheels: BBS cast magnesium (cost per set of four $5,000 USD)

    Front: 10€x15€

    Rear: 14€x15€

    Tires: Bridgestone Potenza

    Front: 26.0€x10-15€

    Rear: 28.0€x14.5-15€

    Approx. Cost Per Set: $1,600

    Sets Allowed per Weekend: 8-9

    Fuel Cell: Manufactured by Fuel Safe
  8. pacific11

    pacific11 Formula Junior

    Jul 9, 2006
    Thanks for the specs.
  9. mdaj

    mdaj Formula Junior

    Apr 26, 2004
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    Mark W.
    That is pretty sweet looking.
  10. pacific11

    pacific11 Formula Junior

    Jul 9, 2006
    That's 1,200 miles, right?

    "41.5€ (boost in inches of mercury absolute)/4.0€ during Power-to-Pass"

    What is this in pounds?
  11. pacific11

    pacific11 Formula Junior

    Jul 9, 2006
  12. A.D.K.

    A.D.K. Karting

    Nov 1, 2003
    Terre Haute, IN
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    Andy Klueber
    It's 20.4 PSI and with PTP 22.3PSI. And yes thats 1.2000 miles or 1931km with over that distance the engine should be within 1 to 2% +/- of the 750hp before the rebuilded.
  13. joker57676

    joker57676 Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Apr 12, 2005
    Sin City
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    Deplorie McDeplorableface
    Definately looks like an improvement over the current chassis.

  14. william

    william F1 World Champ

    Jun 3, 2006
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    William Denoyelles
    My thoughts exactly. I lament the time when we had several chassis manufacturers racing in the US series (Champcar or IRL). Bringing that down to one or two selected manufacturers was a mistake IMHO.
    To keep the cost down, why not impose a price limit.

    I have never been in favour of 'one make series'; it doesn't bring novelty and starves new designers of new oportunities to shine.
  15. TopElement

    TopElement Formula 3

    May 14, 2005
    OC & Vegas
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    A Montoya
    Interesting. Just like Daytona Prototypes. I wonder why they didn't go with offerings from Brembo or AP.
  16. A.D.K.

    A.D.K. Karting

    Nov 1, 2003
    Terre Haute, IN
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    Andy Klueber

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