• Aug 19, 2009

2010 Noble M600 - Click above for image gallery

We've seen spy shots, spy shots, and more spy shots of Noble's new M600 supercar. Now the British car builder has finally released official images and details of its latest model, complete with a Volvo-based twin-turbo V8 producing 650 horsepower. Pricing is expected to be around £200,000 (roughly $328k USD), more than twice that of previous models, and customers waiting on the now-extinct M14 and M15 can request for their deposits to be returned if they don't wish to purchase the new car.

As the high price tag suggests, the M600 brings much more to the table than past Noble models. The car is constructed from a stainless steel tub, tube skeleton and chassis, clad with carbon fiber body panels for a curb weight of just 2810 pounds. The 4.4-liter V8 (a first for Noble) has been fitted with twin Garrett turbochargers, and the driver can change between three output settings - 450, 550, or 650 horsepower - with max torque output of 618 lb-ft. Performance will be more than up to supercar standards, with 60 mph reachable in 3.0 seconds flat, 100 mph in 6.5 seconds, and a top speed of 225 mph.

As with past models, Noble aimed to make the M600 a purist driver's car. The traction control system can be completely deactivated, and there is no ESP system or anti-lock brakes. Shifting will be done old school with a six-speed manual gearbox and no paddle shifters will be offered. The M600 will make its public debut at the Goodwood Revival on September 19-21, but in the meantime, you browse the photo gallery below. We'll try and scrounge around to see if we can get some high-res versions.



[Source: Noble via Autocar]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      all i can say is WOW. has tthat ferrari 545M profile but looks 10x better than anything from maranello in the past couple years
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks good but a bit generic from some angles - a bit too much Koenigsegg in the front half and Audi R8 in the rear half
        • 5 Years Ago
        @ Josh I don't think you read the part where it said this is a purist car. They don't need any massaging seats, GPS, auto A/C and all that "luxury" stuff that has become standard in the past 2 decades.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I see the R8 in the back, but definitely some F430 lines in the front. I cannot decide if I like it though, the interior looks like that of a race car rather than luxury.
        • 5 Years Ago
        looks like a car from grand theft auto
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is pretty nice, while the interior is not what I expected from a supercar, its mission of being a purist driver's car makes me want one of those.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yes, it looks a bit like a mishmash of other cars (the tail lights remind me of a crushed 355). I do think it looks good though.

      But the performance of this thing must be truly ridiculous, Noble being the masters that they are. This is the kind of car I would spend this kind of money on. It's all about the driving experience. TERRIBLE interior design for a car this damn expensive... but it doesn't matter. This is what I cannot explain to my girlfriend when I say that I would rather have a GT-R than a nice BMW (and yes, I love BMW's too). I want to know that nearly every penny of it's price tag has gone into making this the most perfect driving experience possible, and the rest was an afterthought.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Totally agree with you, Noble themselves described this as 'an analogue car, it's one for the purists' and will be all the better for it.
        Nurburgring production car lap record contender, anyone?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think I'd have the just announced 911 GT3 RS, and spend the rest on Super Unleaded and hotels in the alps.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks a heck of a lot like an R8 v-10 but is faster, more exclusive and only costs $40,000 more (which is probably in the works if you can afford an R8).

      Chapeau Noble!
        • 5 Years Ago
        I thought that the R8 V10 costs around $145k, this car is more than double the price of an R8.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I remember when sports cars weren't defined by their power outputs.

      This is just ridiculous. I'm not saying Noble is worse than the rest, but it's sad to see another company go this way.
        • 5 Years Ago
        And that has to do with what?

        I just am expressing my annoyance that somehow a sports car means you have to have a twin-turbo V8 nowadays.

        I understand the value of power in a sports car. I got into a multi-page argument last week about how some people don't appreciate the value of power, how it even makes a car faster in the corners.

        But all this concentration on massive amounts of HP just bugs me. I don't like it when every company moves in the same direction at once. It just feels like a lack of innovation. And with very few exceptions, everyone just feels like the best way to innovate is to throw in an enormous motor. And yeah, it does work. It just leaves me cold somehow.
      • 5 Years Ago
      "No ABS"

      Are you mad? ABS should be included on all cars if they are going on the road, period. At least fit it and give the driver a button to deactivate it for track use.

      I remember my old Audi 80 20V Quattro had such a button to deactivate the ABS for loose surface, snow & gravel driving - which of course I did every day living in London :)
      • 5 Years Ago
      I work in Hinckley in Leicestershire (a mile or so from the Noble factory) and followed a stealth black M600 on the A5 towards Birmingham a couple of months ago. I took a couple of photos with my iPhone too but the sun glare was too bad to see detail. The car was without badges but obviously screamed it was a Noble and confirmed when I pulled up alongside the driver with his Noble Works polo shirt on. The driver waited until there was a clear stretch of dual carriageway and then put his foot to the floor. It sounded fantastic and was very very quick. It's a great looking car in the flesh too.

      I also drive passed MIRA every day and sometimes see the disguised badge-less driving the back lanes. I saw the baby Rolls-Royce a few weeks ago. I was wondering if someone could tell me where I can post the photos I get of these camouflaged cars?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Post them? If you get a decent camera you could probably sell them to Brenda Priddy or I think both Autocar and Auto Express offer cash - or they used to
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow, this has to be the most unoriginal designed car in history. I don't think I can spot a unique design element anywhere.
        • 5 Years Ago
        So what? When you look at a beautiful woman, you don't think "what are her unique design elements?"

        The baby blue is hella unflattering on this car. It looks awesome in black. Plus it's probably going to be hella fast, and not just in a straight line, and also on real roads with bumps on.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Maybe I missing something here but what is wrong with abs system other than maybe it brakes when you don't need it to?
      • 5 Years Ago
      looks like a cheap nasty Fiero based kit car
        • 5 Years Ago
        i'll buy any fiero based kit car that can go 200
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