2011 Noble M600

For a car that took a few years to develop, you would think that Noble would take to great lengths in hyping the hotly-anticipated production debut of their new supercar, the M600 .

Instead, it was about as low-key as it could get. On one hand, we weren’t surprised considering that the company isn’t particularly known for bombastic and glitzy unveilings. On the other hand, you would think that a car of this stature should have had its own stage, a chance for the world to see the final product of Noble’s hard work and dedication.

In any case, Noble has finally introduced the production version of the M600 and yes, the car looks to be as good as advertised. The supercar’s appearance maintains a slender and contoured shape that doesn’t scream for attention every time you look at it, unlike other supercars we’ve seen in the past. For those of you that think a subtle yet aggressive design on a supercar doesn’t work, the M600 is proof that it definitely can. It’s also worth noting, at least as far as we’re concerned, that at first glance, you notice a few similarities with other supercars. It doesn’t mean that Noble spiked some design elements from its competitors, but rather used them as inspiration to design a car that looks about as stunning as we imagined.

UPDATE 09/08/11: Marchettino has done it again, shooting a new video of the Noble M600 supercar revving its engine around Monaco! Trust us, the sounds coming out of this supercar is nothing short of amazing, so you’ll want to hear it! Turn up your volume and hit the jump for the video.

Details on the Noble M600 after the jump.

Exterior and Interior

Noble M600

More than the full carbon body that the M600 is built on, the car’s overall design kind of reminds us of a combination of a McLaren MP4-12C , an Audi R8 , and a Nissan GT-R .

Inside this gorgeous supercar, there’s plenty of carbon fiber to make the driver feel like he’s surrounded in it, which is a pretty awesome deal. On top of that, the M600 also comes with black and red Alcantara and leather trim with red stitching and full on carpeting. The car also has an on-board satellite navigation system, a funky matchstick-looking transmission, and that unmistakable red switch that has “TC” scribbled on it. “TC”, if you didn’t know, stands for traction control. Yeah, that’s right. Traction control.

Performance

Noble M600

We’ve already touched on the powertrain under the hood of the M600. Just in case you’ve forgotten, it has a Volvo Volvo -sourced mid-mounted 4.4-liter V8 engine with a couple of turbochargers in it. For the M600, Noble Noble is producing three power variants – a 450 horsepower, a 550 horsepower, and a range topping 650 horsepower with 654 lb/ft of torque – giving customers a choice of how much pony power they prefer to have on their supercar. All these models are then mated to a six-speed manual transmission.

For the top-of-the-line model, the car is capable of blasting from 0-60 mph in less than three seconds with a top speed of 225 mph.

Pricing

Noble M600

Noble has not yet released a price tag on the M600, but the persistent rumor is that the car is expected to retail for £200,000, which is about $320,000 based on current exchange rates. That number isn’t official by any means and given the car’s capabilities, we wouldn’t be surprised to see the price spike when Noble officially announces it.

Despite the price tag of the M600 still being kept under wraps, there have already been 52 deposits for this supercar, which is kind of amazing given the fact that nobody outside Noble knows how much the car is going to cost.

In June 2011, Noble announced that the M600 was finally ready to be delivered to its first customer. According to the British automaker, the M600 will be built at a rate of just one car per month, delaying the vehicles’ deliveries to their rightful owners. Not the best way to please customers, but hey, at least the first supercar has been sent out so that’s a plus.

Competition

Noble M600

At first, using a Bugatti Veyron as an example of a competing car is tantamount to high treason. But if you look at the figures of the almighty Bugatti supercar and compare it with the upstart M600, then it doesn’t sound as ridiculous. Sure, the Veyron has tons more horsepower than the M600, but with a curb weight of just under 2,645 lbs., the M600 has a 550 hp/ton power-to-weight ratio, a number that’s actually better than the Veyron’s 521 hp/ton power-to-weight ratio.

Oh, and there’s the matter of the price tag. The Veyron costs north of $1 million - and that’s on a good day. Compare that with the expected price tag of the M600 and you’re more likely to get a car that can match up with the venerable Bugatti for half the price.

LOVE IT
  • Exterior and interior design is all luxury, all the time
  • Expected price tag is ’cheap’ as far as a supercar is concerned
  • 650 horsepower makes us tingle
LEAVE IT
  • Brand name isn’t as recognizable as its contemporaries
  • Took too long to develop, which raises some red flags
  • Not the fastest and most powerful supercar on the market

Top Gear’s Review of the Noble M600

Fifth Gear’s Review of the Noble M600


23 comments:

I’d rather shout on a roller coaster than every ride of this super fast car. It has a powerful 65ohp and the maximum speed was a nerve-breaking 225miles per hour. It also has the good time in sprint as it has 3seconds from 0-60mph.

For this car I’m really hoping to see this one soon on the market. I’m also amazed how bold and compact that car. I just do only hope that its engine is quite good enough for it.

I’m just really hoping to see this one soon on the market. I also amazed how bold and compact that car. I just do only hope that its engine is quite good enough for it.

I am really hoping to see this one soon on the market, and I can say that the look that this car had is absolutely so striking and very remarkable. I just only hope that its engine is quite good enough for it.

I was amazed how bold and compact that car. This one surely an anticipated car of the year. Also, I like the consistency used and the ideal concept really set it all here.

The headlights of this M600 seem so real! smiley Anyway, is that a matte color? If it is really, well, I don’t think that it will be good at it and the engine is not good for a sports car.

V8 engine that delivers 650 horsepower is I think quite good on this sports car, and I noticed that it had an awesome dashboard and so nice handling.

Exterior part of the car is great because of the black color. I like the black color of this car and the interior of the car is great also the red and black color combination is great.

I think the style, and the headlights of this car makes it an exotic one. So cool, on that platform design and great styling but just like what they say, I don’t think that V8 engine will be enough good for it.

Great looking car. The interior part of this car is really great. This kind of car is a sports car. The color the rim is black let’s think if the rims are color white. hehehe

I love the angst of this Noble M600, but I think if it had a glossy exterior, I bet it will give more appeal on it, and I’m not so impressed with its interior features.

Noble M600 has 650 horse power and the top speed 225 mph. The Drive sits is on the right side and the style is so great. Nice combination of color.

Very aggressive look, i also notice an impressive increased wheel spin, and a very aggressive boost curve and reactive throttle response.

Not bad at all!The Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 produce an impressive amount of 700 hp. And its price tag reached for almost $400K. This vehicle delivers a 650 hp and it is worth $320K. The Noble M600 is cheaper, and you could actually feel the intense speed of supercar. 

Noble has wasted too much time for the production of the vehicle. And yet, they haven’t made it the best supercar that can be found in the market. Anyway, I appreciate the 650 hp deliver power and aggressive styling of the M600.

Yeah. Same thing here. It looks like Mclaren. By the way, aside from being a super car, it can also be luxury car. Bugatti Grand Sport Veyron and this Noble M600 competition will be very tight but when practicality calls, I’d rather choose this M600!

Well, as for its video, it really is a super car. The design is quite frustrating because it reminds me of McLaren and Audi.

Well, let’s hope that they are indeed more than just fluffy claims. Who know, there might actually be something to this car that we haven’t seem just to see. That one would indeed be very exciting.

Interesting, so is this one taking it head to head with the Veyron? Well, considering the specs that they have here, I really don’t think that it will be able to beat that car, but it would still be impressive.

Well, even though Noble is not that big a name, they are bound to be one with this car. Many people will surely take notice of it because of its features.

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