Vijay Pattni27 January 2011

Noble shows off production M600

V8-powered, carbon-bodied supercar ready for Stigging shows off its colours…

You're probably thinking, ‘hang on a second, that's not new, Jeremy tested it in 2009'?

Yes. Jeremy did test the M600 in 2009. But that, dear readers, was a prototype. This, according to Noble, is the final, production-ready supercar set to give the automotive aristocracy a kick up the splitter.

See more pics of the production-ready Noble M600

Quick stats - a 4.4-litre Volvo/Yamaha V8 produces three power outputs depending on how many Weetabix you've had that morning. The ‘Road' setting gives you 450bhp, ‘Track' bumps it up to 550bhp, and ‘Race' commands 650bhp. Each increases the boost curve and throttle response.

It weighs 1,250kgs, and with the Stig-switch applied (650bhp) gives around 530bhp-per-tonne, prompting the inevitable headline-grabbing reference to something Bugatti-shaped and fast...

Noble reckons it'll hit 120mph from rest in 8.9 seconds and go on to an estimated 225mph, making it quite a handy bit of kit.

The tub is made from stainless sheet steel, it's mid-engined and rear-wheel-drive and, though prices haven't been confirmed, will probably cost something in the region of £200,000.

Now remind yourself what our Jeremy thought when he gave it a shoeful...

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