Welcome to Noble Automotive
Many people have asked if we had any plans for a less “extreme” Noble. Enter the Noble M500, the little brother to the M600. Still retaining the Noble ethos of a driver focused experience, great handling, steering and grip but without perhaps, such a visceral driving experience. The M500 is due for release sometime in late 2019 and will feature a Ford 3.5L twin turbo engine with a DSG gearbox. Price and final specification is yet to be announced, however we are hoping to release the car with a far lower price tag than the fully hand-built bespoke Noble M600. The pictures and video are of a full size model of the initial proposed design. More as we have it…
The Noble M600 is a car produced not in competition to the current super car establishment, but one, we believe, that offers those serious about their driving, an alternative philosophy and a more rewarding driving experience. Each car is hand built in England, bespoke and built to our exacting clients individual requirements by a small team of craftsmen. Carbon bodied, incredibly rare and exclusive, the M600 does not compete or align itself with any other currently available super car. Super light and with incredible power, the M600 boasts an impressive power to weight ratio of 542bhp per tonne, but that is only half the story, the rest is the stuff of legend...
The Noble M600 delivers the ultimate driver reward with a rush of adrenalin.
We believe that many super car manufacturers place too much emphasis on driver assistance, which, in our view, negates driver reward. Rather than rely on electronic assistance our back to basics approach concentrates on the more analogue qualities of design. By utilising a principle of pure engineering integrity from the chassis up we ensure that the driving experience is an honest reflection of the drivers skill, putting you, the driver, back in control.
Put simply, the Noble M600 is for those who love to drive.
The M600 is meticulously hand-built in England and individually finished to the owners taste and aesthetic requirements. Exterior colour choice is only limited to the buyers imagination. For those wishing for something even more rare and individual we offer the M600 CarbonSport, featuring visible carbon weave which can be either lacquered natural weave or colour tinted.
We believe that every Noble M600 should reflect both the personality and individuality of its owner.
HAND BUILT & BESPOKE
We encourage our clients to be involved throughout the build process, we invite and welcome our owners to view the progress of the build and to meet the engineers and personnel involved in its creation. It is our belief that a lasting personal relationship between the client and manufacturer is one of the huge benefits of low volume hand crafted motor manufacturing.
The M600 is primarily designed for speed and handling however this is not at the expense of either comfort or practicality.
The cabin features a traditional bespoke British hand built finish, with your choice of leather, suede or Alcantara. Contrast or matching twin needle stitching. Exposed carbon centre console, door cards and gear knob, hand turned knobs and bezels and fine quality wool carpets bound to the edge with leather.
The seats, designed and created exclusively for the M600, are of lightweight carbon fibre composite construction which can be bespoke upholstered to individual requirements. Seat backs can be natural exposed carbon or painted to match the exterior. Seat panels can be of any combination or colour.
INTERIOR & TRIM
There are three variants of the Noble M600. The M600 Coupe, the M600 CarbonSport and the M600 Speedster. The Coupe is the original car as launched, and although all three cars are carbon the Coupe has a painted body. Running gear and performance are shared by all three models. The M600 Coupe, although painted, allows areas of the body to have exposed carbon areas and can be fully personalised to the clients taste. As with all our models it is fully bespoke and is offered with an unlimited colour palette for both interior and exterior.
In many ways we were pioneers in the art of the fully exposed carbon body. After many exasperating experiments we finally perfected this finish. To make our lives a little harder we also offer a coloured carbon finish, this achieved by utilising specially formulated automotive 'inks' which are mixed with the finishing lacquer allowing the herringbone carbon weave to remain visible, giving a truly impressive and unique finish. As you can imagine perfecting a constant tint is a challenging and skilled feat. Carbon Fibre is in its natural state a fabric. It stretches, it moves and however carefully you, lay-up, you can never be sure that the weave will look perfect. Therefore, only the very best panels are utilised for the build of a CarbonSport. Although an incredibly time consuming task, the originality and rarity of this finish makes it almost unique in automotive finishing.
We are sure that many will question our decision to remove the top of our M600. We are known for our driver reward purist approach to automotive engineering, so how does a roadster, many of which sacrifice handling and performance, fit our ethos?
Due to our fixated approach to chassis design, taking the roof off has neither effected the handling nor indeed the weight of the M600. The carbon body on a M600 is not part of the integrity or the strength of the car, it is, rather like a Le Mans racing car, just clothing for the structure underneath. So the M600s incredible performance, apart from the aerodynamic effect when the roof is removed, is unaffected.
Another question which we feel needs to be answered is - Why when Noble espouses the analogue approach to driving, do we feel it necessary to introduce a paddle shift system?
Our personal preference is indeed a manual system, however we do understand that many supercar buyers prefer, for many reasons, a paddle shift system. However we did not think it apposite to totally abandon our driver reward visceral ethos. Therefore the paddle shift we employ is more similar in concept to a sequential system. An adaption of the Oerlikon Graziano gated manual six speed to an AMT clutch less hydraulically actuated gear change. Therefore it does not have the rather sedate automated twin clutch feel, but a more intense and dramatic sensation. One that we feel fits perfectly with our renowned driver focused ethos.
This system will be available as an option on the M600 coupe as will the original manual on the M600 Speedster.
Engine : Yamaha Judd V8 4439cc twin turbo
Torque : 604Ilb @ 6800 rpm
Power to weight : 558bhp per tonne
Top Speed : 225 mph (estimated)
0-120 mph : 8.9 seconds (Autocar)
Chassis : Stainless sheet steel tub with tubular space frame
Body : Carbon Fibre Composite
Suspension : Independent double wishbones with coil over shock absorbers, front and rear roll bars
Brakes : Front; 380mm semi-floating discs, six piston calipers. Rear; 350mm discs, four piston calipers
Wheels : Forged aluminium alloy. Fronts 9Jx19. Rears 12Jx20
Fuel Capacity : 68 litres
Weight : 1198kg
Wheelbase : 2540mm
Track : 1578mm
Length : 4360mm
Turning Circle : 12mts
CO2 : Urban Conditions 524g/km Extra-Urban Conditions; 221g/km Combined: 333g/km
Fuel Consumption : Urban Conditions: 22.1 l/100km; Extra-Urban Conditions: 9.3 l/100k Combined:14 l/100km
Power : Maximum Net Power: 492kW @ 6500 min-1 (662bhp @ 6500rpm)
DEALERS & SERVICE
M12 / 400 SERVICE CENTRES
Kerridges Ltd, The Hall Garage,
Needham Market, Ipswich, Suffolk IP6 8EG
Jetstream Motorsport (Bruntingthorpe) Ltd
Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground, Lutterworth, Leics LE17 5QS
0116 279 9339
South West Lotus Centre,
Tinhay Industrial Estate, Lifton, Devon. PL16 0AH
M600 SALES (EUROPE & WORLD)
Noble Automotive Limited
24a Centurion Way
Meridian Business Park
+44 (0) 116 2892431