The British Noble M14 is set to take on rivals, such as the Porsche 911 Turbo and Ferrari 360 Modena, with a tantalising mix of class-leading dynamics, prodigious performance, a finely crafted and well equipped cabin, and levels of practicality that will appeal to owners who wish to use their car every day.
Noble has chosen again to adopt a highly-modified version of Ford's 3.0-litre V6, mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, for use in the M14. The unit, which in base form also powers certain Jaguar cars, has proved particularly durable in five years of Noble M12 development and production.
Like the GTO-3R and M400 models, the engine employs twin turbochargers, but uses an engine map developed specifically for the M14. In common with the 425 hp M400 model, the M14 will gain forged pistons to ensure durability. Maximum power will be 400 hp at 6,100 rpm, with a wholesome 385 lb-ft of torque at 4,750 rpm. Estimated performance will be 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds, 0-100 mph in 9.5 seconds and a top speed of 190 mph.
Source: Noble Press Release