The British motor industry seems to be in quite a lot of buzz at the beginning of this year. Not only have they announced the Mini Coupe and Paceman coming into production soon, we’ve now also got word on how the chaps at Noble will do the same for their M600 in April.
The Noble M600 is powered by a twin-turbo 4.4-liter Yamaha V8 engine which outputs 650 hp at 6800 rpm and 640 lb-ft of torque at 3800 rpm. The British supercar has a mid, longitudinal engine, rear-wheel-drive architecture and is equipped with Graziano 6-speed manual transmission. Couple that with a curb weight of just 2,775 pounds, and you’ve a great recipe for 0-60 times around three seconds or less and an estimated top speed of 225 miles per hour.
The Noble M600 is built on a tubular space frame chassis with stainless steel tubes, and carbon fiber composite body. With a power assisted rack and pinion steering system, the M600 promises good handling and control, thanks to a independent double wishbones with coilover Multimatic shock absorbers for the front and rear roll bars. For stopping power, the new Noble car uses Alcon brakes with 380 mm discs and six piston calipers in the front and 350 mm discs and four piston calipers in the rear.
Only one’s been built so far, but Noble claims it has orders for a full 50. At £200,000 (approximately $320,000) a pop, the Noble M600 should make the company a pretty penny assuming it doesn’t take them a decade to deliver.
In meanwhile you can rewatch Jeremy Clarkson’s review of the M600 prototype from 2009 and check out new high-res images.