South West Lotus Centre Servicing Information

Servicing in the South West by the South West Lotus Centre


The 650bhp Noble M600, for those who love to drive. Designed and engineered with a purity that rewards driver skill, the M600 neither dictates or hinders with unnecessary computer assistance.

The Noble M600 puts you back in the drivers seat...

Noble M600 specifications

'...faster than a Mclaren F1 in almost every gear increment from 20-120 mph.' - AUTOCAR Road Test

Noble M600 specifications

'One of the best handling and fastest cars we've tested in 15 years' - AUTOCAR Road Test

Noble M600 specifications

'I will not add another word.' - HORACE Roman lyric poet & satirist (65BC - 8BC)


The Noble M12 is a two-door, two-seater model, originally planned both as a coupe and as a convertible. All M12s are powered by modified turbocharged Ford Duratec V6 engines. The M12 has a full steel roll cage, steel frame, and G.R.P. (fibre glass) composite clam shell body parts. These cars are extremely lightweight and stiff. Although looking to be track derived, the M12 performs very well on both road and track, with surprisingly good ride quality, but a rigid feel.


Dimensions & Weight

Wheelbase 2438 mm 96 in
Length 4089 mm 161 in
Width 1780 mm 70.1 in
Height 1143 mm 45 in
Length:wheelbase ratio 1.68
Kerb weight 1080 kg 2381 lb
Fuel capacity 70 litres 15.4 Gal

Engine

Bore × stroke 89.00 mm × 79.50 mm
Cylinders V-6
Displacement 3 litre 2968 cc
Type DOHC / 4 valves per cylinder ( 24 valves in total ) / Construction alloy block & head / Sump Wet sumped
Compression ratio 8.60:1
Maximum power 356.9 PS (352 bhp) (262.5 kW) @ 6200 rpm
Specific output 118.6 bhp/litre
Maximum torque 475.0 Nm (350 ft·lb) (48.4 kgm) @ 3500-5000 rpm
Unitary capacity 494.67 cc/cylinder
Aspiration: Turbo Compressor type 2 Garrett T25 turbochargers
Intercooler: Air/Air

Performance

0-60 mph 3.90 s
0-100 mph 9.00 s
Standing ¼mile 12.30 s @ 115.00 mph
Standing km 22.80 s @ 229.00 km/h
Top speed 266 km/h (165 mph)
Power-to-weight 325.93 bhp/ton

 

Chassis

Engine location Mid
Engine alignment Transverse
Drive RWD Steering rack & pinion PAS
Turns lock-to-lock 2.600
Suspension front Independant Double Wishbone. Coil Springs, ARB
Suspension rear Independant Double Wishbone. Coil Springs, ARB
Wheels front 8.5J x 18 / rear 10J x 18
Tyres front Bridgestone Potenza S-03 225/40 x 18 / rear Bridgestone Potenza S-03 265/35 x 18
Brakes Servo assisted vented discs
Brake front 330 mm / rear 330 mm

Transmission 6 speed manual

Top gear ratio 1.03
Final drive ratio 2.76


The M400 is the track variant of the M12 and weighs the same as the GTO3R. It has 425 bhp (317 kW; 431 PS) and has been reported to do 0-60 mph (097 km/h) in as little as 2.97 seconds. Noble indicate only that the car is capable of achieving 0-60 mph in under 4.0 seconds. Its top speed is listed as 185 mph (298 km/h). A top speed of 177 mph (285 km/h) has been achieved by Noble's former press officer. Lateral Gs are reported in excess of 1.4.. The model designation M400 is derived from the fact that the power and weight specifications for the car correspond to 405 bhp (302 kW; 411 PS) per tonne. It has both a 3 point seatbelt and a 4 point harness. The most notable differences from the M12 are the use of bigger turbos that generate higher boost, a front anti-roll bar, stiffer springs, different shocks, Pirelli P Zero tyres, a smoother gearchange, different seats, and a slightly narrower central tunnel. The M400 is designed to be an outstanding track car that is also pleasant to drive on the road.

 

Dimensions & Weight

Wheelbase 2438 mm 96 in
Length 4089 mm 161 in
Width 1780 mm 70.1 in
Height 1143 mm 45 in
Kerb weight 1060 kg 2337 lb
Fuel capacity 70 litres 15.4 Gal

Engine

Bore × stroke 89.00 mm × 79.50 mm
Cylinders V-6
Displacement 3 litre 2968 cc
Type DOHC / 4 valves per cylinder ( 24 valves in total ) / Construction alloy block & head
Compression ratio 8.00:1
Maximum power 430.9 PS (425 bhp) (316.9 kW) @ 6500 rpm
Specific output 143.2 bhp/litre
Maximum torque 529.0 Nm (390 ft·lb) (53.9 kgm) @ 5000 rpm
Unitary capacity 494.67 cc/cylinder
Aspiration: Turbo Compressor type 2 Garrett T25 turbochargers
Intercooler: Air/Air

Performance

0-60 mph 3.50 s
0-100 mph 8.00 s
Top speed 298 km/h (185 mph)
Power-to-weight 400.94 bhp/ton

 

Chassis

Engine location Mid
Engine alignment Transverse
Drive RWD &pinion PAS
Turns lock-to-lock 2.500
Suspension front Independant Double Wishbone. Coil Springs, ARB
Suspension rear Independant Double Wishbone. Coil Springs, ARB
Wheels front 8.5J x 18 / rear 10J x 18
Tyres front Pirelli P Zero Corsa 225/40 x 18 / rear Pirelli P Zero Corsa 265/35 x 18
Brakes Servo assisted vented discs
Brake front 330 mm / rear 330 mm

Transmission 6 speed manual

Top gear ratio 1.03
Final drive ratio 2.76