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Noble M600 - Click above for an updated high-res image gallery

No climate control. No sat-nav. No ABS. No ESP. What the Noble M600 lacks in luxury and safety amenities it makes up for in raw, mechanical brutality. And you know what? That's okay.

With curb weight of 2,810 pounds, a row-your-own six-speed manual and 650 horsepower and 618 pound-feet of torque on tap from its Volvo-sourced, twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8, the M600 is a purist breath of fresh air in an era of tech-laden, heavyweight supercars. But stats (0-60 in three seconds, top speed of 225 mph) only tells half the tale.

Clarkson and the crew take the all-new, £200,000 Noble around the Top Gear test track and the results are predictably deranged. Not only does the traction control only have two settings – on and off – but keeping the mid-engine beastie in check proves too much for TG's ham-fisted frontman. That means it's a job for the Stig. And you can check out the results and its supercar-crushing lap time after the jump.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      . . . give me a Ford GT at half the price.
      • 5 Years Ago
      One of my friends has a Noble.
      She got rid of her Porsche and passed up buying a Ferrari to buy one.
      They are super fast but they are rough and bare bones.
      The quality and the paint don't look so great after a few years either.
      Hers also cost a third of what this one cost.
      I suspect she will probably go back to a Porsche.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'd like to meet this lady. She sounds like a party.
        • 5 Years Ago
        She should have waited and gotten a Rossion Q1, since its the same car, but with improved craftmanship, but how was she to know...kudos for her nonetheless.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Absolutely perfect analogy.
      Thank you.

      Can new cars be sold in the US without ABS?
      I have heard that laws requiring ESP are in the works also.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Turbo V8, manual, low weight = win
      • 5 Years Ago
      As much as I respect that performance, I wouldn't get one. Unless you already had all the others and needed a track toy, in which case, I'd go for a Ultima GTR or Ariel Atom.
      • 5 Years Ago

      The V8 in the Noble is evolved from the Volvo unit in the XC90 and the S80. Volvo and Yamaha co-designed that engine and it is built at Yamaha's factory in Japan instead of Volvo's Skovde plant.

      However, its all designed to Volvo specs and its a Volvo unit :)

      PS As above, yes it could fit in an S40, XC90 and S80. Indeed Volvo built an S40 and C70 V8 internal test car :)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Even TVr's are raw cars without much drivers aids.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ugh I thought it would be a Enzo drag race or something c'mon autoblog
        • 5 Years Ago
        I really thought it would be some type of drag race since Enzo is in the title and drainage raise your hand before you speak little boy.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I know, man. It's so hard to understand any form of motorsport competition that doesn't consist of acceleration in a straight line!
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's a nice car and all but for the price I don't really see a point.

      Rich people with too much money in their hands do not belong in a car that is that brutal to drive and the number of people who can drive aren't mostly gunna buy this.

      If anyone wants a real track car they are usually gunna start with something a lot cheaper and then they are going to mod it. The other supercars manage to work because they are gorgeous and feature a lot of good technology on top of being fast. 200,000 pounds for a car that is only good as a track car and has none of the prestige and appeal of the other supercars is pretty worthless.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Of course if you have your super cars with bells and whistles for status and comfort, and you happen to know your way around a track, you might pick this up to jolly around with anyway. I'm sure Leno or any other wealthy enthusiast would love to throw this around on the track, then drive their Stanley Steamer around for kicks afterward.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I don't know why but I really like this car. It's a purist's car that only a few people will get to enjoy though. Kudos to Lee Noble for making cars like this, the Rossion and etc.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow, what a car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      so... I shouldn't have any problems putting that plant in my Volvo S40... right?
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