Fenix Automotive’s new supercar gets Noble design, ZR1’s 638-hp LS3 V8

Fenix Automotive Supercar

What you’re looking at are the first official pictures of Fenix Automotive’s new supercar, due to go on sale in the in the second half of 2010. Designed by Lee Noble, the founder of Noble Automotive and the creator of the iconic M12, the Fenix supercar is a “fresh, bold and dramatic, with a premium feel normally associated with exotica costing over £150,000.”

“The M12 was hugely successful, but we needed to move the game on in terms of design,” said Lee. “The new car’s styling owes nothing to what I’ve done before and has quite literally been a “˜clean sheet’ exercise from the start. It’s edgy, with powerful lines, and aerodynamically will be in another league to any of my previous cars.”

Powertrain choices for the Fenix will range from two GM engines including the 480-hp LS3 V8. The top-of-the-line model will be powered by the 6.2L supercharged LS9 V8 fromt he ZR1 making a whopping 638-hp. Weighing in at 1200 kgs (2,640 lbs), the LS9 powered Fenix supercar should run from 0-62 mph in under 7 seconds with a top speed of 200 mph.

“Our first prototype is now in build and development will start in around one month’s time,” said Lee. “We’ll be hot-weather testing the first prototype on the mountain roads around Port Elizabeth, South Africa, where the car will be manufactured. But I’m itching to get the car back to the UK where I can set it up on roads I know well.”

The final production car could also make it to the U.S. by 2011 or 2012.

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– By: Omar Rana