There have been lots of supercars that have tried to challenge those thoroughbreds from Ferrari. One of those is the Noble M600, a speedster with a £200,000 price tag.
The Noble M600 was first launched in 2010 as a 2011 model. It competes against the likes of the Ferrari 458, McLaren MP4‑12C, Mercedes-Benz SLS and Lamborghini Gallardo.
Made by British carmaker Noble, the M600 is one of the fastest cars in the world. It can reach a top speed of 225 miles an hour and can go from 0 to 60 in 3.7 seconds.
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The Noble M600 burst onto the scene as a user-friendly supercar in 2010. It was powered by a 4.4 liter, twin turbo V8 engine that churned out a base output of 650 horsepower. It should be noted that the V7 engine is also used in other cars like the Volvo XC90 and S80. It has a weight of 1250 kilograms, giving it the power to weight ratio of 530 bhp per ton.
Noble M600 Specifications
|Production||2010 - Present|
|Length||4,360 millimetres (172 inches)|
|Width||1,910 millimetres (75 inches)|
|Height||1,140 millimetres (45 inches)|
|Weight||1198 Kilograms (2645 pounds)|
|Fuel Delivery||Twin Turbo Charged|
|Number of Gears||Six|
|Engine Size||4.4 Litre|
|Top Speed||362 Km/h (225 mph)|
|Power||492 kW (660 hp)|
|List Price (US)||$450,000|
|Manufacturer Website||Noble Automotive|
There’s no questioning that the Noble M600 is fast. It can hit 60 miles an hour from rest in 3 seconds, and then 120 miles per hour in 8.9 seconds.
Noble M600 Engine
With the twin Garrett turbochargers and variable boost, the engine offers three modes of power. The base road gives a sane 450 ponies, while the track setting lets the engine produce 550 horsepower. The last mode, race setting, enables the engine to churn out 650 horsepower.
But the M600 has no ABS and stability control. Its sole electronic assist is a traction control. To ensure that users won’t accidentally turn off the said feature, its button is covered by a flip-up cover from a fighter jet.
Simply put, this is a supercar for daredevil drivers.
Noble M600 Interior
The M600, though, isn’t packed with infotainment features. It isn’t really a car designed to keep its driver and passengers entertained and traveling in style. There is no big screen and climate control. It only has a focused cabin with bucket seats to hold the driver and passenger firmly in place. Then there’s a traditional, stick-shift six-speed right in the middle of the cabin.
Think of it as a back to basics performance car.
Unlike other supercars, the M600 won’t intimidate you with its interiors. Going inside it isn’t that hard as well. Simply swing open its lightweight door, sit on the Sparco seat, and turn the key. Slide the gear lever into first gear and you are off and running.
The M600 may not awe you with its infotainment system but you’ll still get the impression that this isn’t an ordinary car. There are lots of leather inside the car. There is a blend of twin-tone carbon fiber with bespoke instruments and switchgear. Between those instruments is a tiny panel where you can choose and see settings.
Its interior may not have Ferrari-like appeal but it does offer enough space for passengers. It’s very good for a mid-engine supercar. There is enough headroom for six-footers inside. The seats recline far enough to suit even tall drivers and passengers.
Noble M600 Top Speed
You’ll be impressed with the deep and menacing sound of the V8 when the car isn’t moving. You’ll love the light and progressive twin plate clutch. And the gearshift is slick and positive.
On the road, the M600 is easy to drive. It is very neutral and nimble. The ride quality is outstanding, quiet and very supple. Changing gears is quick and smooth, and you’ll feel the feedback from each corner.
Perhaps the most impressive performance feature of the M600 is its ability to increase speed from the fourth gear. At that gear, the car can push to a top speed between 345 and 360 kilometers an hour.
As mentioned earlier, it has no ABS brakes and stability control. Thus it is up to the driver to administer the enormous power of this car. It does have a simple traction control.
Noble M600 Speedster
More than five years since it was launched in the market, the M600 got a fresh look with the introduction of a new variant, the M600 Speedster. It is basically the M600 with a removable roof and a gear box.
In 2015, Noble unveiled the M600 Speedster during the 2015 Auto Sports International Show. The M600 Speedster has a removable roof and comes with an auto gearbox that adds £15,000 to its price tag. It has a price tag of around £300,000.
The Speedster is basically the M600 with a removable roof. It is powered by a V8, twin-turbo petrol engine with an output of 650 horsepower at 6800 rpm and 604-pound feet of torque at 3800 rpm. All that power is transferred to the wheels through either a six-speed automatic or manual transmission.
The M600 Speedster is noticeably simpler compared to its main rivals like the Ferrari 458 and the Lamborghini Huracan. It doesn’t have the curves and angles that you would often find in cars in its class. The minimalist design is only enhanced without the roof.
Speaking of the roof, the removable targa roof can be installed or removed within 30 seconds. However, there isn’t enough space in the car for storing this roof. So owners will have to pray that it won’t suddenly rain if and when they decide to use the car without its roof on.
Noble M600 Price
With a price of around £150,000 or $330,000, the M600 Speedster will be competing with models from car makers like Lamborghini, McLaren, Porsche, Bugatti, and of course, Ferrari. It may not awe potential buyers with its minimalistic design and less luxurious interiors, but it does deliver in terms of performance on the road.
The M600 Speedster will rely on its mechanical simplicity and electronic mechanism to attract potential buyers. The fact that it remains one of the fastest cars in the world, with superior acceleration capacity compared to other super sport cars, makes the M600 Speedster a very intriguing buy.