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  Panther 6  (1977 - 1978)
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Panther 6 Panther 6 Panther 6 Panther 6 Panther 6 Panther 6

Specification
Metric   Imperial
 
General
Class Hypercar
Body 2 Door 2 Seat
Convertible
Layout Mid Engine
Rear Drive
Gearbox 3 Speed Auto
Drag Cd  
Engine
Cylinders V8 Twin Turbo 
Capacity
500 in3 
Max Power
600 bhp @5500rpm 
Max Torque
600 lb/ft @2000rpm 
Power to Weight
468 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
468 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 73 bhp/litre 
Compression 8.5:1 
Bore x Stroke
4.30 X 4.30 in 
Fuel Type (UK) 4 Star Leaded 
Fuel Cons
 
Emissions  
Performance
Top Speed
200 mph 
0 - 30 mph
 
0 - 60 mph
4.8 sec 
0 - 100 mph
8.0 sec 
0 - 124 mph
 
0 - 186 mph
 
30 - 70 mph
 
Standing qtr Mile
 
60 - 0 mph
 
0 - 100 - 0 mph
 
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn  
Dimensions
Length
192.0 in 
Width
79.9 in 
Height
48.0 in 
Weight
2870 lbs 
Wheels (F/R) 6 X 13 (X4)
9 X 16 
Tyres (F/R) 205/40 VR13 (X4)
265/50 VR16 
Fuel Capacity
30 gal 
Pricing (UK)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £80000 - £150000
 
Profile

The extraordinary Panther 6 could well have been the first road car to achieve the mythical 200mph barrier. While only 2 examples of this incredible 6 wheeled convertible were ever made, a massive 8.2 litre twin-turbo V8 producing 600bhp goes a long way to validating Panther's claim that this was the worlds fastest production car of its time.

Not only was the '6' an incredible performer but it offered luxury trim and advanced in car facilities as well. Electronic instrumentation, a telephone (in 1977!), television and even an automatic fire extinguishing system were all standard fitment on the '6'.


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Rivals
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Ferrari 512 BB

(1976 - 1984)


Lamborghini Countach...

(1982 - 1985)


Aston Martin Vantage V8

(1977 - 1990)
 

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