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Noble M12 GTO

Noble emissions … Roush’s

Ensuring that automotive meet current and known emissions legislation is a tough in itself … getting there compromising the power and performance of a is a significant achievement. Yet that is what Roush has done the highly acclaimed Noble M12 GTO 3 – and a timeframe of less than months!

The Noble uses a twin-turbocharged of Ford’s 3-litre V6 Duratec – a unit about which engineers gained a detailed during the development programme on the ST220 Mondeo. The Noble a massive 360bhp from the – a feature which puts it in the class of British-built supercars.

Commissioning Roush to undertake the Noble Automotive’s Lee Noble was We were clear that we had to at least Euro III emissions without losing the power we currently in the car.

At Roush, the has been led by senior engineer, Jasper, working closely Noble’s Engine Management supplier, MBE. Our work so far has focused on two areas. Firstly, we developed and extended the EMS functionality to control every aspect of the emissions.

Secondly, we have installed catalysts into the Noble’s exhaust system, but importantly, sacrificing the power output of the

Noble M12 GTO

Roush Powertrain Development Paul Turner says, We are to have had the opportunity to work Noble Automotive – and to demonstrate such a performance oriented car can meet the strictest European levels. The concept phase of the which proves that the is capable of Euro III emissions, is now However, the results we have are actually close to Euro IV

levels – so that be our next target.

With full European Diagnostics (EOBD) as well, we the car to be ready for type approval year.

The development car has already three consecutive compliance at Ford’s Aveley Emissions in Essex. The latest on the project is Roush engineers, working John Noble Motorsport, who build the engines for Noble have successfully incorporated new development parts and have the power output to 400bhp, still retaining emissions The programme continues.

Text and photos: Roush Limited

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