lb-ft @ 3800 rpm
hp @ 6800 rpm
lbs per hp
147.7 hp per liter
(from Noble Press
Release) Noble M600
The ethos of the Noble
M600 has developed from a small team passionate about driving.
This evolved from our research of the available "supercars" most of
which lean heavily on computer assistance. The use of
fashionable but often inefficient gear paddle shift, over assisted
brakes and inopportune traction control have all become standard
features of the modern day supercar.
We at Noble Automotive
thought it time to break the mould, feeling that this now ubiquitous
"digital" driver assistance disengages and negates the driver
experience and reward. We have experienced, when turning off
these devices, that computer generated support can often
cosmetically mask and flatter inferior chassis and handling
characteristics. We decided that with the introduction the
M600 it was time to "get back to basics," to concentrate on the more
"analogue" qualities of design by utilizing a principle of pure
engineering integrity from the chassis up, putting the driver back
The philosophy behind
this radical and refreshing premise is best summed by Peter Dyson,
owner of Noble Automotive Limited:
"Noble is a labour of
love, of no compromises and of challenges fought. The car
speaks for itself, and absolutely reflects what the Team and I
envision a true driver's car should be. It is no question
uniquely "out of sync" in today's world, one overrun with cars that
cannot make up their minds as to whether they want to be a car that
rewards or a car that gives hollow praise by electronically
"covering" the errors.
Designed and engineered
with a purity that rewards driver skill, the M600 is neither
dictated to nor hindered by unnecessary computer assistance.
It puts you back in the driving seat.
Put simply the Noble
M600 is for those of us who love to drive....
We have heard that there
is some stiff competition out there, and although Noble Automotive
is a low volume motor manufacturer, we do pride ourselves on our
individuality, attention to detail and engineering excellence.
The development of the
M600 has been an incredibly intense and rewarding journey, a journey
in its literal sense, we shipped the development prototype to the
Crossing the continent
from East to West we experienced the most dramatic and demanding of
climates and terrains in order to prove and test the efficacy and
engineering of the M600. In company, for comparative purposes,
with a Porsche Carrera GT and, for some of the journey, a Ferrari
Enzo. We drove from Chicago westwards; the journey
included every type of environment, from the incredibly hot Death
Valley in California to the mountains and snow of Utah, from the
infamous Pikes Peak to the Bonneville Salt Flats, and finally, to a
hot and dusty race track in Phoenix Arizona where the M600 was
tested and evaluated against some of the fastest and most respected
supercars in the world.
Nearer to home, in the
UK we completed a full wind tunnel aero program. Climactic
wind tunnel testing and durability program. Acoustic noise,
vibration and harshness testing. Four post rig for damper and
suspension tuning and thousands of miles of both road and track
Design is of course
subjective, beauty is certainly in the eye of the beholder.
However there are certain design absolutes, particularly when
creating a supercar featuring such massive power and performance,
which dictate, in order to have full aerodynamic and cooling
efficiency certain design criteria must be met.
It is our belief that
form should always follow function, there is much in the philosophy
"if it looks right it probably is right."
Utilizing extensive wind
tunnel testing we have strived to maintain the form to be as
minimalist as possible whilst providing the ultimate aerodynamic and
cooling efficiency. Nothing is cosmetic: every element
of the shape and design is intrinsic to the effectiveness of the
We feel that the
"purity" of design gives the M600 an understated purposeful gravitas
that stands out in the crowd.
What lies beneath...
Noble Automotive take
great pride in our reputation for the excellent ride and handling of
our performance cars. We firmly believe that the chassis is
the fundamental foundation of any performance car. This is
particularly the case with cars which do not feature a great deal of
computer technology. Computer assistance can often mask
deficits in the chassis design and it is not until these electronic
driver aids are turned off that the flaws are revealed.
There is no engineering
logic which dictates that precise and effective handling should be
to the detriment of comfort and ride quality. We believe that
an effectively designed and engineered chassis should be able to
combine both high speed availability and driver comfort. Our
engineering, based on a "back to basics" ethos, devotes a huge
amount of time and resources in ensuring that the chassis is as
efficient and effective as possible. This is ably
demonstrated by the M600, the high speed handling is superb and the
ride is both comfortable and smooth.
The chassis built by
hand for both safety and efficiency features:
• Stainless steel
and aluminum tub construction with an integral safety cell
• High "H" point sill sections for side impact protection
• Rear crash structure
• Front boot carbon composite
The M600 has a massive
650 hp available, this amount of power, or indeed the power
delivery, is not always either appropriate or required, however with
the Adaptable Performance Control function you can select the power
output to reflect both the location and suitable driving conditions.
The M600 features three
APC settings, the chosen setting is displayed on both the APC dial
and the dashboard display. The APC adjusts not the just the
power output but also tailors the boost curve, traction and throttle
response relative to the selected mode.