Lee Noble working on new 650-hp supercar, sales begin next year

Noble M600

Lee Noble, creator of the Noble M12, has revealed plans for a new mid-engined two-seater supercar that will go on sale as early as next year. Noble left his self-named company in 2006 and is now working on a new project that is currently being developed in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. His team consists of the same people who helped built the Noble M12.

Noble confirmed to AutoCar that his new car will use a gasoline engine and will have a double wishbone suspension setup with steel brakes and a spaceframe chassis. In terms of power, Noble says that the vehicle will have 8-cylinders with horsepower output ranging from 400-hp to 650-hp “depending on how much money the customer wants to spend.” The engine will be mated to a Graziano 6-speed manual transmission – the same one used in the Noble M600.

The car will weigh in at 1,200 kg (2,640 lbs) and will have the ability to go from 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds and 0-100 mph in less than 7 seconds.

Sales are expected to begin in 2010 with a limited production of just 100 units a year.

– By: Omar Rana

Source AutoCar