Noble Takes the Wraps off its Newest Supercar: the incredible M600
British car brand Noble has finally revealed more details about their brand new model, the M500. It’s smaller and more affordable than the erstwhile M600, so you can forget about that massive Volvo V8 engine and get ready for an exciting new powertrain!
The Noble M500 will be powered by all-new twin turbo 3-5 liter Ford-sourced V6 that produces 500 hp, but with a little tweaking the engine will produce an extra 50 horsepower (37 kW). This means that by time this sports car hits road it should make around 550hp!
The M600 had a lot more power, with 650 hp on tap, but the company is more interested in making a great driver’s car now, that’s also more affordable, than it is on building one that can win drag races. As such there will be only one transmission option: A six speed manual from the Italian masters at Graziano!
The new supercar from Noble also won’t come with things like anti-lock brakes or airbags, but it does have a double wishbone suspension at each corner. The coils are adjustable for spring rate and dampening pressure which helps make this car an excellent track toy as well! Steering is hydraulic assisted while handling seems very similar to the last one – perfect if you want both performance on road driving fun too.
Under its sporty body, the M500 will have a unique steel tubular spaceframe that is apparently “70% identical” to the one from the M600. This revamped design includes lower side sills, which makes getting in and out of your car easier than ever before!
The car’s bodywork will be fiberglass to keep costs down, with prices expected to start at just under £150k (or around $205,000).
The new Noble M500 is going to super lightweight, with numerous carbon fiber elements that bring its weight down to just 1,250 kg (2,756 lbs). It has no active dampers or electronics so it might be one of the lightest sports cars in its class.
Noble’s newest supercar will be capable of hitting 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 3.5 seconds and have a top speed less than 200 miles per hour (320 km/h), but with this high-performance vehicle you can enjoy its performance while still staying within budget!
The first 50 cars are scheduled for delivery later this year.