Driving Impression

12 Dec 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on Driving Impression
Noble M12 GTO


We’re getting to ludicrous speed.

These of low-volume sports cars provide some combination of gorgeous body, lots of outrageous speed. The trade-offs are creature comfort#x2014;a clutch will give you a charley for example#x2014;and a jarring ride. Not has the nerve (or maybe lack of for a car like this, but friends still envy it.

Today there are plenty of to fulfill your desire for a car that is easy to have a relationship with. The Porsche GT, the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, the Saleen all cost upwards of $400,000. the M12 sprouted from a young, company and costs more four-fifths less, we weren’t much refinement or poise.

And we … wrong. The steering, the and the clutch have a direct with light effort. The is surprisingly good, with a that inhales large without sending shocks to the

We’d happily spend in the Noble’s saddle.

And it posted numbers at the track: The quarter-mile in 11.8 seconds at 118 mph, and it an even 1.00 g on the skidpad. The Porsche Carrera GT does the in 11.2 seconds at 132 mph. in mind that skirting and emissions regulations makes it to keep a car light.

The Noble weighs only pounds, 689 less than the Carrera GT.

On the other hand, the connection you feel with the in the Noble is not readily available at any You can drive it right up to its sky-high and know exactly when gotten there and back off a smidge to stay in control. You far more accomplished as a driver you actually are, and in a car this providing that feeling is no feat.

Noble M12 GTO

It took us four tries and visits from 1G Racing’s to get the test numbers for the Noble. On No. 1, a faulty engine computer high-rpm misfires.

With fixed, Rosen returned two later, but then we heard ominous noises from the bay during the second attempt, so checked the oil, only to that his mechanics had left the half-empty, which damaged the Well, he reasoned, thank God the only costs $5200. if it were a Porsche.

Attempt three was sidelined the vacuum hoses were routed after the engine On the fourth try, which was six weeks after we had first the car, everything ran fine.

So it as if Rosen might need help back at his shop, but setback brought smiles to our because that meant get another chance to drive the

1G Racing, 2647 Morgan Hamilton, Ohio 45013; www.1gracing.com .

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