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post #61 of 126 Old 14th July 2011, 09:55 PM
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@noblem400-- have you owned any nobles? I'm curious as to what the logistics of ownership are as well as known issues. (noble/rossion)
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post #62 of 126 Old 14th July 2011, 10:36 PM
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@noblem400-- have you owned any nobles? I'm curious as to what the logistics of ownership are as well as known issues. (noble/rossion)
Yes, I own one, and we've worked on many of them. They're loads of fun, and blazing fast, even when stock.

At a bone stock 425hp (about 350hp to the wheels, or a bit less), it does 0-60 in 3.2 seconds:

Full Test: 2007 Noble M400

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With 425 horsepower motivating only 2,484 pounds and enough mechanical grip to embarrass most supercars, the 2007 Noble M400 has laid waste to the record books at Inside Line like the Terminator tearing through a cop-filled doughnut shop.

Our testing equipment has definitely had a hard lesson in Newtonian physics. The Noble hit 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds, then streaked through the quarter-mile in 11.4 seconds at almost 120 mph. This makes it the quickest car we've ever tested, leaving behind the Corvette Z06, Ford GT and Porsche 911 Turbo.

The M400 also slices through the slalom at 79.4 mph, nearly 4 mph faster than the previous record-holder, the poised Porsche 911 GT3. The Noble also rips up the skid pad at 1.05g, breaking another standard previously set by the 911 GT3.

A $100,000 Kit Car?
It's worth it. The Porsche 911 GT3 is the Noble M400's closest competition in terms of performance, and a stripped-down GT3 will cost you $106,795.

And unlike a Porsche 911 GT3, the Noble M400 is comfortable and easy to drive in ways that no hot-rod Porsche can match. There's lots of wheel travel with a taut yet resilient ride. In fact, the M400 makes a Lotus Elise or Exige S seem downright miserable by comparison. And the Noble handles better.

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I wasn't prepared for the raw speed of the Noble M400. While it doesn't carry the pedigree of a Porsche 911 GT3, Porsche Turbo or a Lotus Exige S, it hauls butt better than any of them. Sticks better, too. Cheaper than the Porsches and loads easier to get in and out of than any Exige, this is a high-performance mega-bargain.
On the track, they're amazingly fast too, just look at how far ahead it is at the finish line compared to other vehicles:



In terms of the ownership, it really comes down to who did the drivetrain install. That's the single biggest determinant of the ownership experience.
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Do you have any good recommendations for good noble or rossion forums that could detail everything out for me as a potential future owner?
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great cars, my buddy Shareef owner of SS Customs have one as well, really fast cars..


btw, regarding tires, I myself experienced some fair share of expensive tire purchases during the 996 turbo days
but before I sold the car I replaced the tires with sumitomo htr3, during this time the Hankook ventus v12 was just
coming up.. the htr3 held it's own when it comes to ride comfort and handling but didnt have a chance to take it
to the track.. Now I see a bunch of Porsches, bmw and even lambo using hankook v12 which seems like a good tire.


btw here's a comparo using a bunch of affordable tires comparing to ps2, and which one comes the closest..

Tire Test: Nine Affordable Summer Tires Take On the Michelin PS2 - Comparison Tests

2006 M5 Black Sapphire Metallic/Natural Brown
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I'm going to need new tires soon, and since there have been good reviews on PS2s, i'm thinking about getting them.

So far i've been on stock Contis since owning my m5, but they wear out quickly, and I am not a "spirited" driver.

Does anyone know how the PS2s hold up in cold weather? The Contis, on a cold start, feel like hard rubber, w/ no tread while driving. It's like driving on slick rocks.

Does anyone recommend a good performance tire that is good all year round, hot or cold?

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I am purchasing 20' wheels for my M5 finally.. I was told Nitto Invo since they don't have the PS2 in this size. Any advice on tire choice that is not stock 19" and low profile?
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I think the OP should specify on what he's looking for in a tire because the people down in Arizona will say otherwise versus the people up here in Seattle.

The e60 M5:
"It is an idiosyncratic, hyperactive, twitchy, pent up bull in a china shop. It takes attention to drive it, whether you are trying to drive smoothly or hard."

When the E60 came out, it blew away supercars..... When the F10 comes out, it will be middle of the pack even in a straight line.

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