Noble M600 Could get an Open-Top Version
Last June Noble unveiled the first teaser image, making us believe that sometime in the future we could see a roadster version for the M600 supercar. However, the company said nothing else on such a possible model since then. Now, Peter Boutwood, managing director of Noble is bringing the M600 Roadster back into discussion.
According to him: "We haven’t built or tested one, but it is a feasible project." If built, the M600 Roadster would use a removable roof panel made of lightweight carbon fiber. When removed, the roof can be stored in the engine bay, so that the passenger can enjoy the same interior space as in the coupe.
Also, the company decided to go for a roof panel because it is not structural and it will not affect the M600’s handling capabilities. Talking about this new roof, Boutwood said: "It’s not about how it looks, it’s about how it goes and drives. We would never compromise the car".
Everything else will be borrowed from the coupe version. If built, the next M600 Roadster will arrive on the market in the next two or three years.
Click past the jump to read more about the Noble M600.
The M600 is powered by a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine that delivers a total of 650 horsepower and 604 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission and will sprint the car from 0 to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds with a top speed of 225 mph.
Noble is building between 12 and 15 units a year, each carrying a price tag of £230,000 (around $350,000 at the current exchange rates).