Noble M10

Noble M10

1999 Noble M10

The Noble M10 is the first car designed and produced by Noble Automotive. It is a two-door, two-seater model built in convertible form only. It is powered by a naturally aspirated 2.5-litre 168 hp engine. It was introduced in 1999, but is no longer in production, having been replaced by the M12. The car was provided with features such as two doors and two seating options in a convertible style.

Only a few were ever made as customers moved deposits onto the M12 as soon as its credentials were announced. The M10 is similar in performance to the Lotus Elise in many respects. The Toyota MR2 Spyder is noted for having a somewhat similar appearance to the M10. The first two cars were built at Lee Noble’s home garage see Fenix Automotive.

In Detail

engineFord V6
valvetrainQuad Cam 4 Valves / Cyl
displacement2500 cc / 152.6 in³
power125.3 kw / 168.0 bhp @ rpm
specific output67.2 bhp per litre
bhp/weightbhp per tonne
torque219.6 nm / 162.0 ft lbs @ rpm
body / frameGRP Comosites
driven wheelsMid Engine / RWD
front tiresF 205/55VR-15
rear tiresR 205/55VR-16
front brakesVented Discs w/o ABS
f brake sizex 265 mm / x 10.4 in
rear brakesVented Discs w/o ABS
r brake sizex 255 mm / x 10.0 in
front wheelsF 38.1 x 17.8 cm / 15.0 x 7.0 in
rear wheelsR 40.6 x 17.8 cm / 16.0 x 7.0 in
curb weight960 kg / 2116 lbs
wheelbase2438 mm / 95.9 in
front track1485 mm / 58.5 in
rear track1524 mm / 60.0 in
length3860 mm / 151.9 in
width1752 mm / 68.9 in
height1176 mm / 46.3 in
transmission5-Speed Manual
gear ratios:1
0 – 60 mph~5.9 seconds
0 – 100 mph~16.9 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile~14.56 seconds