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Performance Review: Noble M12 GTO 2.6 V6 Turbo - [2001]

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Noble M12 GTO 2.6 V6 Turbo - [2001]

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Figures & Specs Summary:

  • Year: 2001 | Type: Coupe
  • Engine: 2595 cc (158.3 ci) 24 Valve
  • Engine Formation: V6
  • Aspiration: Turbo
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Transmission: 6 speed / Manual
  • Top Speed: 155 mph (249.4 kph)
  • 0-60 mph (96.6 kph): 3.9 secs
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph): 4.0 secs
  • 0-100 mph (160.9 kph): 9.4 secs
  • Power: 310 bhp (231 kW) @ 6000 rpm
  • Kerbweight: 980 kgs (2160 lbs)
  • Torque: 320 lb-ft (433.8 Nm) @ 3500 rpm
  • Drive: RWD | Engine Location: Mid
  • 1/4 Mile (Est.): 12.09 secs @ 113.1 mph
  • BHP Per Ton: 316.3 bhp
  • Torque Per Ton: 326.5 lb-ft
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Noble M12 Performance Review.

Introduction:

This edition of the Noble M12 GTO 2.6 V6 Turbo is the 6 speed / Manual version and was first brought out in 2001. This was at around the same time as the introduction of the 2001 Lamborghini Diablo GTR 6.0L V12 and the 2002 Ferrari Enzo 6.0 V12.This particular Noble M12 has a 2595cc Turbo Petrol powerplant with 6 cylinders in a V formation.

Radical RXC 3.5 V6 Twin Turbo - [2014] image

Alternative Petrol V6's includes the 2014 Radical RXC 3.5 V6 Twin Turbo

The M12 shares its Petrol V6 engine configuration with the likes of the 2014 Radical RXC 3.5 V6 Twin Turbo and the 2015 Radical RXC Turbo 500 3.5 V6. If you're looking for other fast cars which share the M12's Rear Wheel Drive, Coupe combination then how about the 1982 Fiat X1/9 1.5 8V or the 1965 Aston-Martin DB6 1965.

Power and Weight:

Weighing in at 980 kgs (2160 lbs) this makes the Noble M12 GTO 2.6 V6 Turbo in the same weight category as the 2008 Lotus Europa SE 2.0 Turbo or the give or take 50kg.

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The Noble M12 shares the same bhp with the 2021 KIA K5 GT 2.5 Turbo (290 bhp)

In terms of power the 2595cc 24V V6 engine produces 310 bhp (231 kW) @ 6000 rpm similar to the 2021 KIA K5 GT 2.5 Turbo (290 bhp) or the 2021 Honda Civic Type R 2.0 16V Limited Edition (306 bhp).

The Turbo V6 throws out 320 lb-ft (433.8 Nm) @ 3500 rpm placing it with cars of similar torque performance figures such as the 2021 KIA K5 GT 2.5 Turbo (311 lb-ft) or the 2021 Honda Civic Type R 2.0 16V Limited Edition (295 lb-ft).

Power to Weight:

If one combines the weight with power or torque performance for the Noble M12 you can get a better idea of it's real world performance.

Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat 6.2 V8 - [2014] image

The 2014 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat 6.2 V8 (340.7 bhp per ton) has similar Bhp Per Ton stats as the Noble M12.

The Noble M12 has a Power to weight ratio of 316.3 bhp per ton and 326.5 lb-ft per ton. Bhp Per Ton figures of the 2001 M12 competing with the 2014 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat 6.2 V8 (340.7 bhp per ton) or the 2015 Nissan Skyline GT-R Nismo R35 (340.7 bhp per ton).


Power to Weight(cont.):

If you agree with the late great Carroll Shelby then arguably an even better indicator of potential performance, Torque. Use weight as well and you end up with - Torque per ton, with the Noble M12 generating around 326.5 lb-ft per ton. If you're curious as to what other cars have as much torque to weight then look no further than the 2013 Lamborghini Veneno 6.5 V12 (351.0 lb-ft per ton) or the 2006 Mercedes SLR Class McLaren 722 Edition (350.9 lb-ft per ton).

Acceleration:

With a 0-60mph time of 3.9 secs or a 0-100km/h (0-62mph) of 4.0 secs, this made the Noble M12 GTO 2.6 V6 Turbo as fast as the 2021 Porsche Taycan 4S Cross Turismo (3.9 secs) the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R 5.2 V8 (3.9 secs) the 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD 3.5 V6 (3.9 secs) the or the 2020 Lotus Elise Cup 250 1.8 Supercharged (3.9 secs). This Noble M12 GTO 2.6 V6 Turbo is also faster than the 3996 Bentley Continental GT 4.0 V8 Turbo Convertible (4.0 secs) the 2021 Audi e-tron GT Quattro (4.0 secs) the 2020 Maserati Levante Trofeo 3.8 V8 Twin Turbo (4.0 secs) the and the 2020 BMW 4 Series M4 Coupe 3.0 Bi Turbo G82 (4.0 secs).

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Quarter Mile time is a close race between the M12 and the 2006 BMW Z4 3.2 M Coupe 2d

When talking about the performance of the Noble M12 on the drag strip it can reach a quarter mile in an estimated 12.09 secs @ 113.1 mph. Similar performance down the quarter mile can be found with the the 2006 BMW Z4 3.2 M Coupe 2d (12.05 secs), the 1969 Dodge Charger 7.0L Daytona Hemi (12.05 secs), and the 1975 Ferrari 308 GTB (12.05 secs).

Top Speed:

Modern performance cars are often artificially restricted to 155mph. The 2001 version of the Noble M12 GTO 2.6 V6 Turbo has a maximum speed of 155mph.

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Top Speed of the 2001 M12 equals the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 5.0 V8 (166 mph)

If maxing out your car on the AutoBahn is your thing and you're wondering what's faster than the 2001 Noble M12 GTO 2.6 V6 Turbo then how about the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 5.0 V8 (166 mph), the 1991 Alpine A610 3.0 V6 (166 mph), or the 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT-8 6.4 V8 392 (167 mph).

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