A predecessor Noble M12 was the pre-serial model of Ðœ10 produced from 1999 and worked out by the famous designer of the British cars of Formula 1 Lee Noble having almost twenty-year experience of engineering of sporting machines.
The appearing in 2000 model of Noble M12 surpassed all competitors. The known world motor-car editions awarded prestige ranks to her. A turn on new sport car sprawled on half-year, and however clients were ready to wait.
Assembling of Noble M12 was produced outside Great Britain. Lee Noble engaged in planning and development of design, including interior, and incarnated these intentions in life one of the South African companies with the amount of workers only 150 persons. To England machines arrived in the taken apart state, and at the plant in Barwell (Leicestershire) they were again collected, set an engine and gear-box, and also influenced and regulated a pendant.
Acquisitions: motor, options
In Noble M12 three variants of engines of Duratec were used from Ford. The model of Ðœ12 GTO was equipped by the 2,5-with a capacity of one the liter motor of V6 with two turbo-compressors of Garrett T25. Such engine power makes 310 hp, and a maximal twisting moment arrives at 435 hm at 5530 turns in a minute. Acceleration to 100 km/h only 4,5 occupies with; the same indexes at 380-strong Porsche 911 GT3, and at roadster of BMW M Coupe with an engine by power 325 hp result worse almost on a second. High speed limits 250 km/h.
Interior and exterior
Exterior of Noble M 12 GTO stylish, real Â«sports carÂ» with an enormous ant wing and has some general lines with the models of Lotus: Exige and Esprit V8. Landing is landing more comfortable, than in other machines of this type and does not produce hard requirements to the build and height of driver. The sporting interior finished by velourâ€™s and aluminum insertions is functional and comfort enough. The brand name tub-shaped seats and one 2-inch four point seatbelts are comfortable and densely fix a body.
A salon is equipped by the audio system and conditioner, as options is an electro-package and central lock with signaling. After the backs of seats even in extreme position there is a place for luggage that is the necessary attribute of cars of category of GT.
Construction of undercarriage: the spatial frame closed by aluminum panels; an engine is one of elements of inflexibility and located in a base, and on the perimeter of booth is framework from pipes, also being the element of safety.
On the whole, an interior impresses. No, it is impossible to say that he is too simple, but however, something is not enough. Although to me from that is, all is liked. I will not hide, even very! It is a large plus.
Brake supports 4-piston firms ARE racing provide effective braking from any speed. Due to a hover gap a 120 - 130 mm and quite flat bottom suitable for exploitation on the roads of the general use.