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First Details of Noble M600 Surface

 First Details of Noble M600 Surface
Noble M600 Prototype

Powered by a twin-turbo V8 engine

Noble have been a bit too quiet for our liking, it has been 2 years since the one true British automaker launched its last model – the M15 and now the worldwide followers are starting to get restless waiting for the next model to be unveiled. Fortunately we can now reveal Noble are indeed working on a new model called the M600 and the first details have been uncovered by Pistonheads following an interview with Noble Managing Director Peter Boutwood.

The new model will be powered by a Yamaha designed Volvo V8 with twin-turbos mated to a six speed gearbox, although no specific specifications have been mentioned yet. The body shell will be made of carbon fibre and as we can see from the prototype photo, styling will stay very similar to the M15, although the design will only be finalised after the completion of final tunnel and climate testing.

Peter Boutwood commented that the Ferrari F40 is the nearest competitor in conceptual terms, although he is quick to add that they don't consider any other model on the market as a direct competitor. There is no set timeframe on when we can expect to see the complete version, however we do know that production will be limited to 50 units per year.

Source: pistonheads
Published May 16, 2008 5:44 am By Clinton Deacon

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Comments (9)

I am sure this will end up looking like th M14 concept from 3 years ago! I hope so anyway!
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May 16, 2008 9:16 pm
 stillthewhizz stillthewhizz
Bremen_Koenigsegg - have you ever seen one apart from the blue prototype? Noble fell into financial woes and production was stopped from what I remember.
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May 16, 2008 7:42 pm
 _M7_ _M7_
F40 wastn that boring, ariel isnt australian made? catherham just have the 7 and invicta pfff...also bristol comentary ist true
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May 16, 2008 2:36 pm
 Spyshot-73 Spyshot-73
We wont have anything left in the uk very soon if that scottish w****r of a prime minister has anything to do with it, Good to see Noble trying though .
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May 16, 2008 2:18 pm
 stillthewhizz stillthewhizz
They never released the M15 WCF. Great journalism.
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May 16, 2008 12:25 pm
 joelynn joelynn
Are Caterham and Ariel not British? and Invicta?
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May 16, 2008 11:05 am
 Bristol411S3 Bristol411S3
Things have changed a lot for Noble in the past 2 years. For a start things like the R8 exist and desirable marques like Aston Martin have introduced lower priced models. It is a much touher market for Noble than it was in its heyday and the move upmarket to bring its cars into the same market for punters who could also afford a Porsche GT3 or V8 Vantage is risky. Whether they used the F40 as a benchmark or not, this has to be an exceptional car, especially with the twin trubo Lotus Esprit due to start snapping at its heels from next year. The departure of Lee Noble also doesn't stand the company in good stead, as he was a figurehead and his past was a big draw. I am worried when I say I don't fancy Noble's chances for the future. Finally, Noble is NOT the "one true British automaker"! Boo to you for neglecting Bristol and Morgan, both of whom remain independent and in British hands with long and proud heritage.
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May 16, 2008 11:00 am