2002 Noble M12 GTC


2002 Noble M12 GTC

2002 Noble M12 GTC

During the 2002 Birmingham Motor Show, Noble released three variations of the M12 super car. The great success of the M12 has allowed Noble to produce a range of vehicles for their customers.

For an open-top driving experience, the M12 GTC is the first Noble product to have a convertible form. Sharing the same mechanics as the GT0-3, the GTC is essentially the same car with revised bodywork.

The M12 GTC is a rear wheel drive convertible/cabriolet automobile with a mid placed engine, produced by Noble. Its engine is a turbocharged petrol, 3 litre, double overhead camshaft 6 cylinder with 4 valves per cylinder. This powerplant has an output of 290 bhp (294 PS/216 kW) of power at 5800 rpm, and maximum torque of 393 N·m (290 lb·ft/40.1 kgm) at 4600 rpm. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 6 speed manual ‘box.

Stated weight at the kerb is 1080 kg.

It is claimed to achieve a maxiumum speed of 257 km/h, or 160 mph.

In Detail

engine Ford Duratec Alloy V6
position Mid Transverse
aspiration Twin Garret Turbochargers
valvetrain 4 Valves per Cyl
displacement 3000 cc / 183.1 in³
power 253.5 kw / 340 bhp
specific output 113.33 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 323.81 bhp per tonne
torque 460.98 nm / 340 ft lbs
body / frame GRP Composite w/Steel & Alloy Panel Space Frame
driven wheels RWD w/LSD
front tires 225/40ZR18
rear tires 265/35ZR18
front brakes AP Racing Vented & Crossdrilled Discs w/4-Pot Calipers
f brake size x 330 mm / x 13.0 in
rear brakes AP Racing Vented & Crossdrilled Discs w/4-Pot Calipers
r brake size x 330 mm / x 13.0 in
front wheels F 21.6 x 45.7 cm / 8.5 x 18 in
rear wheels R 25.4 x 45.7 cm / 10 x 18 in
f suspension Double Wishbones
r suspension Double Wishbones
curb weight 1050 kg / 2315 lbs
transmission 5-Speed Manual
gear ratios :1