Noble has announced plans to build a prototype of the M600 Drophead which could reach limited series production.

Noble has announced plans to build a prototype of the M600 Drophead which could reach limited series production.

It was June 2012 when Noble released the attached render of a M600 Drophead and a year later they said production was still being considered. Fast forward to today, Noble's managing director Peter Boutwood told Telegraaf a prototype is currently being built but a decision regarding series production has not been taken yet.

He said that if green-lighted, the M600 Drophead will still remain a real driver's car and people from various countries have expressed their interest for an open-top M600. It will likely carry over the V8 4.4-liter twin-turbo engine which in the M600 generates 650 bhp (485 kW) and 818 Nm (604 lb-ft). The 1,250 kg coupe sprints to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 3 seconds before hitting 225 mph (362 km/h) but the roadster should be a tad slower due to the added weight.

The M600 is currently being offered only with a six-speed Graziano manual gearbox, but in the future it will gain a paddle shift transmission which according to Boutwood is currently being developed in-house by Noble.

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