Saturday, 12 February 2011

The M12 engines

As you may have noticed, we had a recent poll about which was the the best engine to be fitted to a Noble M12, and it came out 50/50, so here's a history of the engines
Both the 3.0L and the 2.5L started out life in a Ford Mondeo, they were then picked up by former owner Lee Noble from Ford for just £400 pounds a pop.
The 2.5L was lightly breathed upon, and dropped into the company's first car, the M10, the engine produced 168 BHP.
The engine in the M10 and original M12 GTO were taken up north to be tuned by a company called John Noble engines (no relation to Lee Noble)
The M12 was the next car to receive the 2.5L engine.
The 2.5L engine in the M12 GTO was a bit more powerful, thanks to it being a bit more engineered and with the addition of twin turbos, it produced 310 BHP.
Unfortunately, the used all the 2.5L engines Ford had, so Lee Noble had to go for a 3.0L mondeo engine, but this time it was tuned by Roush, a company famous for tuning Mustangs
The engine first appeared in the 2002 Noble M12 GTO-3, producing 340 BHP
The 3.0L next appeared in 2003 with the M12 GTO-3R, producing 352 BHP
and then the M400, the last car with the engine, producing 425 BHP
So, there is the history, i hope you enjoyed the article.

1 comment:

  1. The Noble M12 is a two-door, two-seater model, originally planned both as a coupe and as a convertible. All M12s have been powered by modified bi-turbocharged Ford Duratec V6 engines. The M12 has a full steel roll cage, steel frame, and composite clam shell body parts.