Noble M500 supercar reaches pre-production stage


Area of interest British supercar marque Noble shocked us with the reveal of the M500 idea on the 2018 Goodwood Competition of Velocity, and a promise of a manufacturing model in brief order.

Noble has been quietly working behind the scenes on getting the M500 into manufacturing and at this yr’s Goodwood FoS, scheduled for subsequent week, the corporate will unveil a pre-production prototype.

Pre-production prototypes are usually used for ultimate testing in addition to for certification and registration functions. In addition they present plant workers with a possibility to iron out any manufacturing snags earlier than the primary buyer examples are constructed. Noble estimates that growth of the M500 will probably be finalized by late 2022. It is doable deliveries will begin shortly after that date.

Noble M500

Noble M500

The M500 is the alternative for Noble’s M600 supercar, whose platform it shares. The M500 targets a distinct purchaser, with Noble promising a less expensive price ticket, and consequently it skips the 650-hp V-8 of its predecessor in favor of a V-6 estimated to spit out round 550 hp. Remaining specs will probably be introduced nearer to the market launch.

The V-6 is a tuned model of the twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 present in a number of Ford merchandise, such because the F-150 Raptor. Followers of the model will observe that the M600’s V-8 was additionally from an outdoor provider. It was the identical 4.4-liter V-8 developed by Yamaha for Volvo, although the M600 had a pair of turbochargers bolted on.

In an period of electrification and superior driver-assist options, Noble plans to maintain issues old-school with the M500. For instance, the only real transmission is a 6-speed handbook (the idea had a dual-clutch computerized). There’s additionally no ABS or airbags, making the M500 for the courageous solely.

Noble M500

Noble M500

Noble hasn’t introduced pricing however is considered concentrating on a beginning determine of about 150,000 British kilos (roughly $183,350), down from the 206,000 British kilos ($251,870) for the M600. To assist get the price down, the M500 forgoes a carbon-fiber physique like on the M600 in favor of cheaper composites. This physique is wrapped round a tubular metal chassis. A carbon physique could also be made accessible, ought to consumers demand one.

Manufacturing will probably be dealt with at Noble’s facility in Leicester, U.Ok., the place M600 manufacturing got here to an finish in 2018.

The 2022 Goodwood FoS runs within the U.Ok. from June 23-26. For extra protection, head to our devoted hub.


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