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NOBLE M12 GTC
S P E C I F I C A T I O N S
GRP composite with removable roof sections
Steel spaceframe with bonded and riveted alloy panels.
Twin, chassis mounted roll-over hoops
Double wishbones front & rear with coil springs and alloy
uprights. Bilstein shock absorbers all round
330mm x 30mm discs (front)
330mm x 26mm discs (rear)
Ventilated and cross-drilled front and rear
Rack and pinion, hydraulic power assistance; 2.5 turns
lock to lock
Noble designed one piece with polished rims
8.5J x 18in (front), 10J x18in (rear)
Bridgestone Potenza S-03
225/40 x 18 (front)
265/35 x 18 (rear)
Power to weight
Torque to weight
Ignition and fuel
All-alloy block and heads
6 cyls in a vee, 2968cc, single turbocharger
290bhp at 5800rpm
290lb ft at 4600rpm
269bhp per tonne
269lb ft per tonne
98bhp per litre
Transverse, mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
4 per cyl, dohc per bank
Water-cooled with air to air intercooler; max boost at
PRICE & EQUIPMENT
Road fund licence
First registration fee
Removable front section and roof panels
Noble designed 10 spoke alloy wheels with
Leather steering wheel
Full leather interior
Fore and aft adjustment on seats
Reach-adjustable steering column
Turbo boost gauge
Internally adjustable door mirrors
Fitted map pockets
Inertia-reel safety belts
Chassis-mounted roll-over hoops
Track day oil sump
COLOUR & TRIM
Please refer to the official Noble sales brochure for
our full range of trims and exterior finishes.
Noble Automotive Ltd reserves the right to change
prices and specifications at any time.
All Nobles come with a one year, 12,000 mile warranty
from the factory. There is a first service at 1000 miles,
with no charge for labour, followed by subsequent
services at 6000 miles, or one year intervals.
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D R I V I N G
P A S S I O N
P A S S I O N
PRACTICALITY & USABILITY
DRIVETRAIN & PERFORMANCE
Since Noble showed its stunning GTC convertible
concept at the 2002 British Motor Show, interest in the
car has been overwhelming, with numerous buyers
already placing orders.
Key to the success of the GTC will be the practicality of its roof design,
comprising two removable GRP composite panels and a rear section, which
can be detached, or left in place after the roof panels have been removed.
Converting the GTC to an open-top car takes a matter of seconds, by simply
undoing a central latch, lifting each panel from the car and then stowing them
behind the seats. The rear section is just as easy to remove, with two allenkeyed bolts securing it to the body of the car (this section cannot be stored in
the car, once removed). Exceptional fit and finish of the entire assembly ensures
that the GTC’s cabin is as free from wind noise as the M12 coupe, and
With a power to weight ratio of 269bhp per tonne (Porsche 911 Carrera
Cabriolet, 221bhp per tonne) a maximum speed of 160mph and an estimated
0-60mph time of 4.5 seconds, the M12 GTC’s performance still lies firmly in
supercar territory. To make space for the luggage compartment, the M12’s
intercooler has been moved into the side of the car and a single turbocharger,
rather than the twin units used in other M12s, is employed. Maximum power is
290bhp at 5800rpm, but as with all Nobles, the torque-rich delivery summons
up a maximum 290lb ft at 4600rpm, with 93 per cent of this figure available
from just 3250rpm. A bespoke engine map ensures that the GTC’s power
delivery is responsive, linear and accessible.
Adding to the GTC’s everyday usability is a re-designed rear section, which
incorporates a luggage compartment behind the engine bay – a first in the M12
range. An engine cover, which is released from inside the cabin, covers both the
engine and the boot and rises on hydraulic struts. The easily accessible boot is
fully trimmed and has a total volume of 90 litres.
Noble’s slick and durable six-speed manual gearbox is standard on all GTC
models. Ratios are evenly spaced, and in top gear the engine turns at just
26.5mph per 1000rpm, giving the GTC a relaxed cruising gait for motorway
driving. All GTCs will benefit from the latest gearchange mechanism, recently
previewed in the scorching M400 model.
Based on the highly praised M12 coupe, the M12 GTC
will be the first, fully-fledged convertible supercar on
the British market for under £50,000. Noble is
confident that the GTC will not only provide a viable
alternative to far more expensive roadsters, such as
the Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet and Morgan Aero 8,
but will also offer owners of cars like the Lotus Elise a
stepping stone into more potent machinery. Crucially,
the GTC will broaden Noble’s appeal to include buyers
who previously would not have considered an M12
without an open-top.
From the start of its development, Noble has been
keen for the GTC to offer maximum value for money,
potentially making this model the volume seller of its
range. Thanks to clever re-engineering, and a mere 17
per cent drop in power from the mighty GTO-3R
model, the GTC enters the Noble line-up, priced at just
M A N A G I N G D I R E C T O R A N D C H I E F D E S I G N E R AT N O B L E A U T O M O T I V E
INTERIOR & SAFETY
As with other Nobles, the GTC’s cabin is easy to access, thanks to minimal sill
intrusion. Once in, there’s generous space for occupants of all sizes, thanks to
a reach adjustable steering column and fore and aft adjustment of the seats.
Driver and passenger protection is provided by substantial roll-over hoops
behind each seat, as well as the inherent strength of the GTC’s steel
spaceframe. All GTC cabins are fully trimmed in high-quality leather as
standard, and come equipped with a CD-tuner.
Due to the M12 coupe’s immensely rigid steel spaceframe structure, the GTC
will require no extra strengthening – and therefore, weight – to remain
sufficiently rigid on the road. This will help Noble retain the M12’s unbeatable
ride and handling combination that has wowed the press and public since
Double wishbone suspension all round is carried over from other M12s, as are
330mm diameter ventilated brake discs back and front, and power assisted
rack and pinion steering.