Noble M600 

  • $306k built in United Kingdom
  • 2010
  • 650 HP 4.4L
  • 225 mph
This idling mule has at least 650 twin-turbocharged horsepower, no traction control, and someone else has had the best of the tyres.
by EVO
That stupendously powerful V8 sounds deep and menacing at idle but is utterly docile, the gearshift of the six-speed Graziano transaxle bolted to the back of it is slick and positive, and the action of its twin-plate clutch is light and progressive.
by EVO

Road Tests Real world tests of the Noble M600

0-60mph

Noble M600
3.5 s
McLaren P1
2.7 s
Ascari A10
2.8 s

Top speed

Noble M600
225 mph
Exige S
151 mph
Carrera GT
205 mph

0-100mph

Noble M600
6.5 s
Exige S
12.5 s
Apollo Sport
9.76 s

Top Gear track time

Noble M600
1:17.70
Ultima GTR
1:12.80

1/4 mile

Noble M600
11 s
Exige S
13 s
Apollo Sport
12.7 s

Data points Key details of the Noble M600

Price

Noble M600
$306k
McLaren P1
$1.2M
Ascari A10
$600k

Horsepower

Noble M600
650 HP
Exige S
240 HP
McLaren P1
903 HP

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the car

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Powertrain

Motorkraft in the US developed the engine for Noble.
by EVO
Sure, give it the beans in the lowest two gears and when the engine hits a natural peak at around 5000rpm the rear tyres will spin up, but you’ll be expecting it, such is the level of feedback from the chassis.
by EVO
It’s not drop-dead gorgeous, and some of the detailing such as the engine cover vents let it down, but in a less attention-seeking colour it would cut it.
by EVO

Performance

The M600 may have 650bhp and a claimed top speed of 225mph, but it’s not intimidating.
by EVO
I give the throttle a stab and it’s like pushing open a door on another world, one that few supercars are able to show you.
by EVO
Although the M600 is mid-engined there seems to be very little inertia, so it’s the precise, measurable throttle that determines the angle of the slide and how long it is sustained.
by EVO

Engine

They take crated V8s direct from Yamaha, strip out the internals, install suitably tough conrods and pistons and beefed-up crankshafts, and then rebuild them before adding the Garrett turbos and shipping the lot to the UK.
by EVO
Even before the turbochargers had spooled up there was plenty of shove, and then the engine climbed smoothly onto boost and, well, it all went a bit crazy.
by EVO
Moments later we were a few hundred yards up the road with the turbos che-che-chooow-ing on the overrun.
by EVO

Handling

It’s wonderfully neutral and nimble even when you’re really motoring, and the ride is truly outstanding, supple and quiet.
by EVO
Add to that nicely weighted power steering, great forward visibility and a ride that makes the 1-series feel like it’s got concrete tyres, and you’re perfectly softened up for being blown away by the performance, as I was.
by EVO
The Noble isn’t a leather-trimmed race car with a rock-hard ride and underdeveloped road manners.
by EVO

Air compressor

The boost builds early and doesn’t fade until the V8 nears the 7000rpm red line, yet the straight-line traction found by the surprisingly vast 335/30 ZR20 Michelins is remarkable.
by EVO
Like the traction control, it’s not connected yet, but even with full boost on these awfully bumpy North York Moors roads, the amount of traction the rear end of the M600 finds is truly impressive.
by EVO
It’s a sort of simple version of Ferrari’s manettino and sets the power level by adjusting boost pressure.
by EVO

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Noble
Price $306,000
Type of car Production car
Year 2010

design

Chief designer Lee noble
Chief engineer Lee noble
Body style Coupe

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Shift system Manual
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Double wishbone, Independent
Rear suspension Double wishbone, Independent
Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front tires Michelin Pilot Sport ZP
Front wheels 483/? 229
Rear wheels 19/? Unknown

road tests

Top speed 225 mph
1/4 mile 11 s
0-60mph 3.5 s
0-100mph 6.5 s
Top gear time 1:17.70

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.32 lb/hp
Maximum hp 650 HP @ 6,800 RPM
Maximum torque 604 ft-lb @ 3,800 RPM
Engine placement Rear
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Engine make Volvo 2.5 L turbocharged engine
Displacement 4,439 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor Twin turbocharger
Fuels Diesel
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Block material Aluminum alloy
Cylinder head material Aluminum alloy
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,809 lb
Width 1,910 in
Length 4,360 in
Wheelbase 2,540 in
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