Noble M12 GTO-3R


Noble M12 GTO-3R

2005 Noble M12 GTO-3R

After launching the M12 GTO to much acclaim, Noble has upgraded their car for 2002. The new GTO-3, featured a three-liter Ford Durtec engine producing thirty more horsepower over the 2000 model. This model was again updated in 2005 with a host of new features.

Instantly identifiable by its faired in headlights and bespoke ten-spoke alloy wheels, the 3R has a standard Quaife automatic torque-biasing differential and the latest Getrag-Ford six-speed gearbox with closer ratios and a higher top gear. The cabin is fully trimmed in leather as standard and extra soundproofing reduces engine and road noise. Items such as a Sony CD/tuner, map pockets and engine-start button are included in the price.

In Detail

engine Ford Duratec Alloy V6
position Mid Transverse
aspiration Twin Garret Turbochargers
valvetrain 4 Valves per Cyl
displacement 2968 cc / 181.1 in³
bore 89 mm / 3.5 in
stroke 79.5 mm / 3.13 in
compression 8.5:1
power 262.5 kw / 352 bhp @ 6200 rpm
specific output 118.6 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 325.93 bhp per tonne
torque 474.54 nm / 350 ft lbs @ 3500-5000 rpm
body / frame GRP Composite over Steel Spaceframe w/Aluminum Panels
driven wheels RWD w/Quaife LSD
wheel type Noble One-Piece
front tires 225/40ZR18 Bridestone Potenza S-03
rear tires 265/35ZR18 Bridestone Potenza S-03
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 45.7 x 21.6 cm / 18 x 8.5 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 25.4 cm / 18 x 10 in
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Bilstein Dampers
r suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Bilstein Dampers
curb weight 1080 kg / 2381 lbs
wheelbase 2438 mm / 96.0 in
front track 1570 mm / 61.8 in
rear track 1550 mm / 61.0 in
length 4089 mm / 161.0 in
width 1885 mm / 74.2 in
height 1143 mm / 45.0 in
transmission Getrag 6-Speed
gear ratios 3.15:1, 1.95:1, 1.52:1, 1.19:1, 1.31:1, 1.03:1, :1
final drive 3.87, 2.76:1
top speed ~273.6 kph / 170 mph