Posted Jun 27th 2012 3:00PM
Performance purists should be familiar with the name Lee Noble. The chassis guru has worked his magic on a whole slew of small-batch supercars, including the Ultima GTR, Ascari Ecosse, Salica GT, the Fenix and, of course, those bearing his own name.
At the top of the Noble totem pole sits the M600, a mid-engined supercar powered by a twin-turbo version of Yamaha's 4.4-litre V8 found in the Volvo XC90, but with as much as 650 horsepower on tap. A 3.5-second sprint to 60 (96 km/h) and a top speed of 362 km/h (225 mph) can be had for roughly £200,000 – or about $255k if it were available here.
Now Noble has released a solitary image of an M600 roadster which it says is purely a concept car for the time being. The British niche automaker will, however, undoubtedly be watching for reactions to the idea of putting it into production. That decision, according to reports, could come down specifically to the Chinese market in which – like most automakers – Noble is eager to make its mark.