Owing to perfectly segmented and sloped armor, The Panther boasts a heavily armored exterior easily capable of withstanding automatic fire from an assault rifle, and a grenade launcher blast, with no ill effect on its performance. Yet much more sleeker than an actual tank, it features a central single man cockpit, as opposed to the traditional 4 man tank crew accomdation. However, The Panther features room to transport two passengers, within a sealed compartment in the back. Besides it's standard powertrain the vehicle has inbuilt maneuvering thrusters that not only allow it to turn over but also strafe short distances, to avoid enemy attacks. It was also fast enough to be able to drive on walls and ceilings over short distances. Each wheel has an independent suspension and turn which gives The Panter a zero turning radius. The car could turn its wheels 90° and crab steer (drive sideways).
Uniquely, The Panther has the ability to transform, on the fly, into "Hunter Mode" which gives it the appearance akin to that of a battle tank, with a wider track, higher ground clearance, and featured various weapons including a Vulcan Minigun, 60mm Cannon, Missiles, and non-lethal riot suppressors. Enemies who were unfortunate enough to make contact with it's exterior would be knocked out by a charge of electricity. Other features include an EMP to stun hostile vehicles (itself being EMP-proof) and knock missles out of the air, a device that allows it to hack into remote system and turn them against each other, and a power winch, to pull down walls, or to allow The Prowler to act as a counter weight. In this mode, The Panther traded it's top speed for immense maneuverability: able to move sideways and diagonally indefinitely. The headlights all turned red in that mode.
The Panther's momentum can be transferred to Damien through an electromagnetic interaction between the suit and the seat, by accelerating, then ejecting, which allows him to gain speed and height to his glide, and allows for faster traversal of the entire city, and not just the streets.