Inspired by a late 90’s Japanese, compact, 2-door coupe, The Panania is certainly a very modern car that is both sleek and also bulky. Being very sporty, this car will likely undergo many changes to transform it into a racer. Coming in with a price tag at $27900, you may have to consider a second hand option rather than a brand new model, but on the other hand is also reliable.
The SLX4, being a 2.4L (2400cc) straight (inline) 4, releases 213Hp and 254Nm of torque. The engine is able to get off the mark fast and does a fair job in quickly getting the car up to its top speed of 199km/h. A rear wheel drive 4.70 ratio differential is connected to the 5 speed gearbox that has a shifting time of 0.4 seconds and a first gear ratio of 3.00.
A wide and low chassis, weighing in at 1258.7kg is kept on track with 28mm front sway bar and 18mm rear sway bar. Brake force on the rear is 600 and front is 1100 with 290mm disk brakes on all wheels. Although not very sporty, the steel rims are a good choice for the size of the body with the 245x20 sized steel rims and 245x40R20 street tires. THe suspension does feel a bit loose at higher speeds and tends to slide off a bit.
This modern car can be transformed into something that can offer any car a challenge and with it being light, does help when modifying this vehicle.
With a variety of changes, in many categories, the Panania Sport is definitely a model to look forward to. Changes that were made all add the ‘sport’ to this car, but the price tag of a huge $42900 is money that could have been spent more wisely on something else.
Now revving with a SVX6 3.0L (2997cc) V6 engine, the Sport model does a top speed of 230km/h. It is able to put out a mean 396Hp and 399Nm of torque. This helps the engine reach over 9000 RPM and has a power band between 7000 and 9000 RPM where the power really can be felt. Now with a 6 speed gearbox, the sixth gear came both as a surprise and also as something that was needed to help keep the car from over revving in the fifth gear and the first ratio being 3.20 and shifting time of 0.4 seconds, this gearbox suits the engine really well. The sports differential has a ratio of 4.20 and is locked on the rear wheels.
A stiffer suspension helps balance the 1334.5kg chassis and makes smoother cornering and better weight distribution. The damping force is higher and spring rate has also increased. Standard brakes have been upgraded to 290mm sport brakes with a rear brake force of 840 and front brake force of 1300. The sway bars were not changed.Steel rims were swapped out for alloy rims with the same size of 245x20 and also run on street tires of 245x40R20.