An Ohio based company, 1g Racing, has secured rights to sell the Noble M12 GTO-3R and M400 in the United States. The cars will be coming to the United States with the chassis-only. That means they will be shipped here without an engine or a transmission. But don’t loose hope as 1g says in their press release that a number of independent houses are ready to fit a powertrain to the car.
1g says that the engine used in the Noble Cars UK is the same as Ford Duratec aluminum block V6 engine currently used in the Mazda 6, Lincoln LS, Jaguar X-Type and Ford Escape with the addition of twin turbo induction and slight engine mods.Check out the press release for more information. Check out the press release for more.
he Noble® M12 GTO-3R and M400 are now available for sale in the United States exclusively from 1g Racing. The rolling chassis’ are shipped directly from the manufacturing facility in Port Elizabeth, South Africa to our premises without engine and transmission. This is the same manner Noble® UK receives the chassis. The Noble® M12 will be sold in limited quantities as a component rolling chassis* only. These units come factory assembled, painted, upholstered, fully instrumented with brakes, suspension, exhaust, wheels, and tires ready to accept your drivetrain. The engine/transaxle is to be installed by the buyer or at the buyer’s direction by an independent contractor. Although 1g Racing does not provide drivetrain, there are a number of race engine builders that can supply an engine/transaxle package. Upon request a comprehensive and detailed installation manual can be made available.
Noble Cars UK uses a 3.0-liter 352 hp version for the Noble® M12 GTO-3R in the UK. This is the same Ford Duratec aluminum block V6 engine currently used in the Mazda 6, Lincoln LS, Jaguar X-Type and Ford Escape with the addition of twin turbo induction and slight engine mods. With this drivetrain the Noble® GTO-3R is capable of going 0-60mph in 3.7 seconds, 0-100mph in 8.8 seconds, a quarter mile in 11.9 seconds, and has a lateral grip of 1.156g with street tires.
The new Noble® M400 has recieved the prestigious award of Britains best driver’s car by Autocar Magazine UK competing with the likes of the Lambhorgini Gallardo, Porche 911 GT 3RS, Lotus Elise, Aston Martin DB9, and many others. 1gracing is now taking orders for the Noble® M400 chassis.
The Noble® is the ultimate track day and road-handling weapon. The car is perfectly balanced. It responds to driver input without understeer and does so without the aid of front or rear stabilizer bars. The overall fit and finish of Noble® cars rivals the world’s finest super cars. The chassis delivers a knockout blow combination of impeccable ride quality, comfort and ease of driving along with dramatic handling and acceleration. Formula One World Champion Damon Hill was so impressed he recently purchased an M12 for his personal use. Call 1g Racing today to schedule an exhilarating test drive experience in the ultimate drivers car or place your order to ensure an early allocation number. Become one of the lucky few “Noble” enough to own such a rare, magnificent supercar.
*all USA chassis are left hand drive
Source: 1g racing