Projects - Noble Plenum
Collectively, all of us at AliTech Precision are car nuts at heart, so whenever we are approached to help make great cars even better, we get pretty excited.
This was another one of those occasions, and having heard about us via ___________, __________ had just the project in mind - a complete inlet system for his Time Attack Nobel ___________.
As with all projects, we always start with a consultation with our customers. This is the most important stage, as we are able to ascertain exactly what their goals are, and what challenges will need to be overcome. In addition, we are able to use our vast, and ever expanding motorsport and engineering experience to guide and shape their project.
The premise of this project was simple - replace the Noble's OEM plastic intake assembly with a bespoke billet aluminium unit.
This new, custom intake would offer vastly improved air flow, cope with much higher boost pressures, and, integral fuel rails who's fuel flow would only be limited by associated pump and injectors.
As well as this brief, we always ensure that anything we manufacture should fit as if it is OEM. Our AliTech Lotus Shifter being a perfect example of this philosophy.
Although the premise may sound straight forward, the real challenge was packaging such a system in to the back of a Nobel in such a way that it could work optimally, and yet, not interfere with any ancillary systems, and indeed the car itself.
To make sure of a perfect fit, we utilise the Roamer Arm to 3D capture all relevant coordinates from the engine. This, in turn, is converted in to CAD data, along with all other relevant dimensions, such as that of the throttle body and fuel injectors.