Panoz, the Georgia-based manufacturer of exclusive luxury sports cars, will once again kick off Monterey Car Week with an exhibit at the exclusive Gordon McCall’s Motorworks Revival, to be held Aug. 12, 2015 at the Monterey Jet Center.

This year the company will display the Panoz Esperante Spyder GT, its supercharged 560-horsepower, two-passenger aluminum-intensive sports car. Recognizing that Panoz owners expect the thrills of a manual gearbox, the Spyder GT’s powerful V8 engine is mated to a heavy duty, close-ratio Tremec® T56 Magnum six-speed manual transmission as standard equipment. Panoz will make no more than 25 Esperante Spyder and Spyder GT sports cars, ensuring these hand-built, American-made sports cars remain special and exclusive.

The Spyder GT features the car’s namesake Spyder open-cockpit configuration with its visually dynamic carbon fiber panel that conceals the functional twin roll hoops, and an all-new, low-slung carbon fiber windshield frame with tubular steel reinforced A-pillars. It sits on a strong and light aluminum chassis and wears the proven and lightweight SPF (Superplastic Forming, commonly referred to as ‘super formed’) aluminum and composite body revolutionized on previous Esperante models, but in a wide-body configuration.

Panoz was the first U.S. auto manufacturer to use super formed aluminum panels, a process that has been used by some of the world’s most elite vehicle manufacturers, and it was the first in America to create an Aluminum Intensive Vehicle (AIV) when it built the Panoz AIV Roadster.

Other upgrades include exterior styling reminiscent of the Le Mans-winning Panoz Esperante GTLM race car; side exhausts like the Panoz Esperante GT2 race car; carbon fiber front splitter, rear diffuser, side skirts and exterior trim; 19 x 10.5-inch and 19 x 12-inch front and rear wheels; and Brembo® brakes on all four corners.

The Esperante Spyder and Esperante Spyder GT are available for order. Prices are $179,120 and $204,750, respectively.