2011 Geneva Preview: 2012 Noble M600 makes an eye-watering 650-hp
In the an automotive world that is currently filled with news of hybrids, plug-in hybrids and electric-cars, it is very pleasing to see some true supercars still being made. Meet the new 2012 Noble 600 (this isn’t the first one), from the makes of the Porsche 911 Turbo fighter, Noble M400.
Besides being totally gorgeous, the 2012 Noble M600 carries a big arse engine and weighs only 2,750 pounds. You must be expecting the next couple of sentences in this article to blow your bind and that’s exactly what they will do.
Power for the Noble M600 comes from a mid-mounted Yamaha 4.4L twin-turbo V8 making an available 650-hp at 6,800 rpm and 604 lb-ft of torque at 3,800 rpm. What do we mean by an available? The Noble M600 features three APC (Adaptable Performance Control) settings including Road, Track and Race. In the Road setting, the Noble M600 makes 450-hp; in Track mode it makes 550-hp; and in Race mode, the Noble M600 sends everything to the wheels making a total of 650-hp. Mated to a Graziano 6-speed manual transmission, the 2012 Noble M600 goes from 0-120 mph in 8.9 seconds with a top speed of 225 mph (estimated).
While Noble believes in the freedom of choice, it will not forgo safety. With that said, traction control on the Noble M600 can be totally de-selected and in order to make sure the function is not used in error, the system provides an ‘are you sure’ fail-safe switch guard. Stopping power comes from Alcon with 380mm semi-floating discs with six piston calipers at the front and 350mm discs with four pistons at the back.
No word on pricing yet, but we really want one.
– By: Omar Rana