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    Hoover, why would I sell my bespoke Noble M12 GTO3R when finished. It won't have the "creature comforts' that soft, pampered and spoiled American drivers expect (WAH WAH) but it will probably be the most over-the-top M12 ever built with performance that few other cars can match. The Shelby has Magnetic Ride Control and has a respectable ride until........................all Hell breaks loose!

    You can't have it both ways................
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    This is wicked!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FASTLAP View Post
    Hoover, why would I sell my bespoke Noble M12 GTO3R when finished. It won't have the "creature comforts' that soft, pampered and spoiled American drivers expect (WAH WAH) but it will probably be the most over-the-top M12 ever built with performance that few other cars can match. The Shelby has Magnetic Ride Control and has a respectable ride until........................all Hell breaks loose! You can't have it both ways................
    That's why you have multiples.....
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  4. #14
    Definitely some good call-outs in here.
    The 302 is an awesome car. Laguna Seca edition is even cooler. I've never see "school bus" yellow in person, but I do really like them in the green.
    The new 350 is a car I know little about as a whole, but I know that motor is supposed to be really good.

    Also some AMGs, a Cobra, and an M5 mentioned...more great cars.

    I recognize that many people on here have several cars. I could be wrong on this assumption, but I look at owning 1 car no different than owning 100: If you are buying a car, it's for a purpose. Whether it be a daily driver, winter beater, highway cruises, car cruiser, track toy, city spinner, grocery getter, family hauler, hidden hauler, attention auto, or something else, I feel like a car is purchased with intended use (yes I just made up some of those names). So, while the Noble may have different uses to different people, it's possible they have another car that overlaps those purposes, or that there is another car in the market that might be considered to be capable of the same thing for them. It's those cars I'm curious about.

    Magnetic suspension is something wonderful isn't it?

    I know the GT3RS is being shot down, but just for reference the 991 was 2.5 seconds slower than the P1 at Laguna Seca. There seem to be more GT3's in autocross lately as well, including nationals.

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    Some people are collectors of anything unique.
    I've seen the Nobles with 200 miles on them.
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    Months ago I drove an original Morgan. Didn't think I would like it, but really had fun!
    One of these days I will get something like a Lotus 7/Caterham...... I find my tastes are for the boutique cars nowadays.
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  7. #17
    Alright. Here it goes:
    Zero-****-given cash available: Koenigsegg. Don't care which one, I'd just get that and nerd out about its tech.
    Some-****-given cash available: McLaren P1 or Lambo Sesto Elemento
    Crazy budget: Ferrari 288 GTO and off to vintage racing
    Solid budget: Ferrari 458 or 488 Speciale, keep some cash for after track repair bills
    "Noble" budget: this is tough... Radical RXC?
    Below that: probably Lotus

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    Quote Originally Posted by phun-ky View Post
    Alright. Here it goes: Zero-****-given cash available: Koenigsegg. Don't care which one, I'd just get that and nerd out about its tech. Some-****-given cash available: McLaren P1 or Lambo Sesto Elemento Crazy budget: Ferrari 288 GTO and off to vintage racing Solid budget: Ferrari 458 or 488 Speciale, keep some cash for after track repair bills "Noble" budget: this is tough... Radical RXC? Below that: probably Lotus
    I know a thing or two about Lotus. It has its teething issues for a small car manufacturer. You would think that more have dug into the deep side of performance r&d for this brand. It's
    mostly bolt-on.
    Lotus is much like the Noble and the new cup cars are into the 125k area with few sales. The engine layout for all of the Elise and current have the same layout as the M12. Cheap engine, inexpensive gear box all have limitations.
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    This company is doing some pretty cool stuff with the lotus brand and is breaking records everywhere he goes with NASA. http://www.boefab.com/blogs/rides/57...-2015-tt-build

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken7258 View Post
    This company is doing some pretty cool stuff with the lotus brand and is breaking records everywhere he goes with NASA. http://www.boefab.com/blogs/rides/57...-2015-tt-build
    I talk to them every week- good guys!
    Respectfully, NASA isn't overly difficult since the rules are a bit loose and his car is a Time Trial build. Most of the parts are simple and standard, like most aftermarket. When you get to big power, it's another world, then add endurance racing. The transmission and standard clutch are glass jaws to this day. Even aftermarket haven't worked. I'm going to have to promoters of lotus club and convince them to allow parts that are more durable.

    We're still learning about the Noble as with each development we learn more with all the race data. It's really never ending and the parts we have now are only produced in small batches for those that expect the most out of their cars.

    One day, we will take all our parts and start a simple race program for arrive and drive or someone can build the cars themselves.
    Last edited by Hoover; 04-16-16 at 07:51 AM.
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