The 2017 Noble M600 Supercar Lost its Lid
Noble Automotive has kept a relatively low profile in the supercar world, both in its sleek low-slung car design and its attitude. Nobles have long been supercars for those 'in the know.' This, however, is a bit more flashy than anything previous, the new (and scalped) Noble M600 Speedster. The small UK automaker sliced the top off its high performing coupe for 2017, creating a targa-top roadster with a claimed 650 horsepower on tap, according to the UK’s Autocar. It goes on sale later this year, and if you want one, you can expect to pay around £200,000 (about $269,000), though that has yet to be confirmed. RELATED: Unicorns Exist — A Rare Ford RS200 is Up for Sale
The targa top supercar was recently unveiled at last weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, where it made a run up the Goodwood Estate’s famed hillclimb course. Below you can find a brief video of the car’s warm up beforehand.
The Noble M600 Speedster’s roof panels are said to pop on-and-off in about 30 seconds, however there’s no room in the car to store the tops when on-the-go. Instead, Noble will include more portable canvas covers for use during the occasional passing shower.
At launch, the M600 Speedster will feature the same 4.4-liter Yamaha-derived V8, outfitted with twin turbochargers and pushing out in excess of 600 horsepower and willing the car to top speeds of around 200 mph. A sequential automatic transmission (not a double-clutch unit) will be standard equipment, however a manual gearbox is said to be in the works for later.
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Need one in your life? The Noble M600 Speedster goes on sale later this year, throwing its hat into the ring amongst drop-top rivals the McLaren 650S Spider, Ferrari 488GTB Spider, and Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet.
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