• Oct 15th 2009 at 6:28PM
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Lee Noble may be known best for his eponymous sportscar firm, but the British designer has experience that extends beyond the small company that bears his name. Before forming Noble Automotive, he penned such greats as the Ascari Ecosse and the record-setting Ultima GTR, to say nothing of the Rossion Q1 and Salica GT spawned from his design. Now he's sold his company and is going it alone once again with a new initiative, details of which have just begun to emerge.

The guru of small-batch supercars has yet to give his new project a name, but you can expect the format to follow the same formula as his previous works. That means a lightweight, mid-engine frame with a minimum of electronic nannies.

Like the Noble M12, it will be built in South Africa, and like the newer Noble M600, it will incorporate a Graziano six-speed manual. But Lee says he wants to learn from what he calls previous mistakes and keep production numbers low, amounting to a maximum of 100 units each year. Beyond that, Lee says his new project will offer between 400 and 650 horsepower, weigh less than 1200 kg (2,645 pounds) and cost no more than £100,000 (~$160k) even in top spec. That's one hell of a compelling package, and we can't wait to see what it can do.

[Source: Autocar]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Previous nobles were amazing... I drove the M12 and it was the best handling car I have ever driven. Ugly though. Still, M15 looks amazing and their new project is already something to look forward to.
      • 5 Years Ago
      His old company is already doing exactly what he's planning to do. He's going to have to pull off something truly magical to match the Noble M600. I suppose the only area he has it beat is on price.
      • 5 Years Ago
      badass Noble - I hope they keep bringing it to the States -
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow, another super car. Yawn! Yeah how many of us will actually see one of these on the street, or own or actually drive one. What a bore. Next...
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think this is meant to be LS2 powered..
      • 5 Years Ago
      Anyone else notice that the radio controls are in the bonnet (trunk) and the head unit is completely inaccesable. It looks like you set it and forget it heh
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow, that sounds like an awesome supercar, can't wait to see how it looks.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Can't wait to see one, saw a M400 in Salt Lake, mean tiny sports car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      whats with the koenigsegg car
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