When we brought you news on Monday of the new Noble M600 the only photos we had to hand were a set of fairly low-resolution ones we had from Noble, but Noble has now got some decent resolution images over to us, which you can see in the Noble M600 Gallery at the bottom.
We do love the look of this new Noble, but it is a big risk for the small company from Leicestershire. It is very much uncharted territory for them. They’ve had success building ‘Garden Shed’ cars in the £50-75k range for a few years now, but to suddenly catapult themselves in to real supercar territory with a £200k supercar is a big leap of faith.
But the M600 certainly has the right credentials to be at this price level. The 600bhp Volvo V8 with twin turbos will certainly deliver the goods – 0-60mph in 3.0 seconds and a top speed of 225mph – and the M600 does have a very high-quality construction, with a stainless steel tub and chassis and carbon fibre body. Even the inside looks a delight, and doesn’t seem – at least in pictures – to suffer from the home-made look that afflicts many cars from small manufacturers.
But Noble are going to build 50 M600s a year, which is £10,000,000 worth of cars. Which in a global perspective is chicken feed. But the M600 isn’t a global car. The M600 will only be sold in the UK. Which does beg the question ‘Are there 50 people in the UK prepared – and able – to stump up £200k for a supercar from a minnow car maker?’.
Time will tell. We do hope so. It looks a cracking car. And we’ll get to see it at the Goodwood Revival next month.