With the M600, Noble Automotive have finally revealed the long expected replacement of the highly acclaimed M12 and the more hardcore M400.
The V8 engine in the M600 is a turbocharged version of the Volvo 4.4 litre V8 that was originally developed by Yamaha. Equipped with two Garrett turbos it can produce up to 650 bhp. For runs to the local store, the ECU can limit the power to 450 or 550 bhp.
The Volvo sourced V8 is mounted in a steel spaceframe chassis, which is clothed in light weight composite body panels. Like its predecessor, the M400, the new M600 is aimed at the hardcore enthusiast; its option-list mostly reads 'not available.' There is no ESP, ABS and the gearbox is a six speed manual with no flappy-paddle option. This minimalistic approach has helped to keep the weight down to around 1275 kg. Accordingly the M600 accelerates to 60 mph (96 km/h) in under 3 seconds and has an estimated top speed of 225 mph (362 km/h).
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