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|Manufacturer||Panther Westwinds Ltd|
1977 - 1978|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||2-door convertible|
|Engine||8.2 l (500 cu in) Cadillac V8|
|Wheelbase||105.0 in (2,667 mm)|
|Length||192.0 in (4,877 mm)|
|Width||80.0 in (2,032 mm)|
|Height||48.0 in (1,219 mm)|
|Curb weight||2,870 lb (1,302 kg)|
The Panther 6 was a British six-wheel convertible produced by Panther in 1977. The car is powered by a mid-mounted 8.2 l (500 cu in) Cadillac V8 engine with twin turbochargers. Only two cars were ever made (one in white, one in black), both of which are known to still exist. One is in Saudi Arabia, and the other was shown at the 2008 NEC Classic Car Show by the Panther Car Club and the 2015 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este by Albert Fellner.
The six wheel configuration was inspired by the Tyrrell P34. The layout consists of one pair of rear wheels with 265/50 VR16 tyres, and two pairs of steerable front wheels with 205/40 VR13 tyres.
The specification included a detachable hard top and convertible soft top, electronic instruments, air conditioning, an automatic fire extinguisher, electric seats and windows, a telephone and a television set.
Claims for the top speed of this vehicle suggested it was capable of over 200 mph (322 km/h); however, these claims are so far unsubstantiated.