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ArytonS
post Jul 22 2018, 09:15 PM
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Bought a Noble M12 track toy after growing faster than my track-day miata would take me. I've had it about a year, just installed larger turbos, exhaust, fuel system and had it tuned by resident noble expert.

Car dynoed at 484 whp, 422 lb ft of torque, and weighed in at 2,360 lbs with a full tank and full of fluids. Makes everything else feel heavy. Can post sheet if I get my old photo-hosting accounts back up.
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post Jul 22 2018, 09:21 PM
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What made you go Noble and not a Radical?


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post Jul 23 2018, 04:39 PM
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Noble seemed better for me given:

- I could still street-drive and enjoy
- Its more forgiving to drive
- It was more reasonable stepping stone between track car and downforce car

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post Jul 23 2018, 06:04 PM
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QUOTE (ArytonS @ Jul 23 2018, 05:39 PM) *
Noble seemed better for me given:

- I could still street-drive and enjoy
- Its more forgiving to drive
- It was more reasonable stepping stone between track car and downforce car

Thanks -
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Fun car, just don't crash it.....coke can. Looks like, you have done the standard upgrades.
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post Jul 23 2018, 09:24 PM
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Pics!
Always respected that car, which has similar philosophies as Lotus.


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post Jul 24 2018, 12:48 AM
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QUOTE (ArytonS @ Jul 23 2018, 12:15 AM) *
Bought a Noble M12 track toy after growing faster than my track-day miata would take me. I've had it about a year, just installed larger turbos, exhaust, fuel system and had it tuned by resident noble expert.

Car dynoed at 484 whp, 422 lb ft of torque, and weighed in at 2,360 lbs with a full tank and full of fluids. Makes everything else feel heavy. Can post sheet if I get my old photo-hosting accounts back up.


What kind of engine are you using?
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post Jul 24 2018, 04:48 AM
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QUOTE (ArytonS @ Jul 23 2018, 09:39 PM) *
Noble seemed better for me given:

- I could still street-drive and enjoy
- Its more forgiving to drive
- It was more reasonable stepping stone between track car and downforce car

Thanks -
- Chris


It makes sense. I always wanted to street drive a radical as well, but far more impractical for sure.

Have fun with it! Post some pictures when you can.


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post Jul 24 2018, 09:35 AM
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Congrats and enjoy in good health!

Pics please!


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post Jul 24 2018, 09:43 AM
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QUOTE (Destructo @ Jul 24 2018, 08:48 AM) *
It makes sense. I always wanted to street drive a radical as well, but far more impractical for sure.

Have fun with it! Post some pictures when you can.


I drove an SR1 on track.

Awesome ride.....handling limits a lot higher than a typical exotic. I won't get the full appreciation for one until I drive a GT3 RS or Huracan Performante or 458 Speciale (or similar car) on track and compare the difference...

High limits, but no warning.....a few guys kissed the wall mishandling power oversteer. So get some skidpad/drift training if you're not all the way there yet, and want to get the tail to step out safely. icon_mrgreen.gif

Racing clutches take a bit of getting used to, to drive them like they are normal cars. I stalled a lot driving one....and if you want it for the street, forget using a Hayabusa transmission lacking a reverse gear.

Other than how low to the ground they are, hard to find any fault with them. Light as hell, tiny steering wheel, no power steering and very cheap for upkeep.
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post Jul 25 2018, 01:30 AM
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I had a Noble M400 for a while. Really liked the car but never tracked it. You will have an issue with heat soaking the intercooler. Also, like someone else said, donít crash it. Not that a Radical would fare much better in a crash.

Got any pics?


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post Jul 27 2018, 12:46 PM
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QUOTE (TurboGallardo @ Jul 25 2018, 02:30 AM) *
I had a Noble M400 for a while. Really liked the car but never tracked it. You will have an issue with heat soaking the intercooler. Also, like someone else said, donít crash it. Not that a Radical would fare much better in a crash.

Got any pics?


Here's some exterior shots:




Only downside to the green is shows dirt so easily, but otherwise love the british-ness of it. I TIG welded my own exhaust for the car. Not worries about heat-soak intercooler, removal of the license plate and some ducting to isolate the low pressure area behind the car help draw air out. Car also has upgraded IC
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