I picked up this beautiful 06 M400 earlier in the summer. It has around 425whp and is appropriately modded to provide a clean, finished, and reliable-running Noble (eg. new fuel pump, brakes, tunnel mod for interior cooling, etc.).
The plan was to get a scary-fast street car that would work really well on track (we have a new motorsports complex nearing completion in New Orleans that I am interested in using). And the Noble is PERFECT for this. It rides well on the street (same or better than my Exige), outhandles any Lotus, and will out-gun most exotics and even medium displacement bikes up to at least 100mph.
But lately I'm thinking I might want something just a bit more civil for the street. And a car with a backseat would be nice now that our little one is forward-facing in her carseat. It would be nice to take "Daddy's car" out to dinner for a change.
So I'm contemplating a change in plan. Instead of a track membership in the M400, I aim for HPDE and autocross events in something like a GT-R or a 996 tt like AtomicZ's.
Testing the waters... before I get the Noble prepped for a season (wheels, tires, install the aero I have coming in, etc.) I thought I'd see if anyone wanted to pick it up as-is. It is in great shape with only a few wear/tear rock chips on the rocker panel, a few road wear chips on the wheels, and a cracked headlamp lens (normal for Nobles, apparently). The car runs perfect and is as reliable as any daily driver. I've got all maintenance up to date including oil/filter, belts, air filter, etc. It's a needs-nothing 425whp 2500lb analog rocket. I hesitate even making this post, as I'm so torn about parting with the car.
But I like to keep my options open. PM me if you want more details, more pics, etc.
•Originally built and maintained by Aaron at Speed Factory in OH. This car has always been owned by forum members. I am the 4th owner.
•7500 miles (1200 put on by me)
•Intercooler fans with on/off in the cockpit
•Upgraded axle bolts
•Hoover's brake cooling ducting in the front
•Brand new slotted rotors from Hoover on all 4 corners with less than 100 miles on them. When the 4 rotors were upgraded the brakes were all rebuilt as well.
•6k HIDs (see pics)
•Bosch fuel pump with Hoover's fuel line.
•Momo steering wheel, Ultimate Pedals pedals, and TWM shift knob. Looks awesome! (see pics). I still have the original steering wheel if you prefer.
•Originally remapped by Troy and later remapped by Seth at VIR in 2010. The map is a conservative 1 bar and dynoed at VIR at 426WHP.
•Stripes are vinyl and can be removed if not to your liking
•5 point harness in driver and passenger sides. Also has the original seat belts for street convenience.
•Exhaust is a straight pipe with catalytic converters still in place. The exhaust sounds great but isn't too loud
•Car has been registered in Ohio and Maryland and Louisiana has an OH VIN. Registering was no problem.
•No squeaks or rattles.
•Roll bar has been padded
•Aluminum large capacity (8q) high-g oil pan Asking $61,000