Noble M600

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Noble M600
Noble M600 Carbon Sport (8727178385) (cropped).jpg
Overview
ManufacturerNoble Automotive
Also calledM600
Production2010-present
Model years2011-present
AssemblyUK
DesignerQuote: Noble team effort
Body and chassis
ClassSports car (S)
Body style2-door, 2-seat coupé
LayoutLongitudinal, Mid-engine, Rear-wheel drive
Powertrain
Engine4.4 L (4,414 cc) Volvo/Yamaha B8444S V8 twin-turbo petrol
Power output650 bhp (485 kW; 659 PS) and 604 lb⋅ft (819 N⋅m) of torque
Transmission6-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,540 millimetres (100 in)
Length4,360 millimetres (172 in)
Width1,910 millimetres (75 in)
Height1,140 millimetres (45 in)
Curb weight1198 Kilograms (2645 lb)
Chronology
PredecessorNoble M400
Noble M15
M600 rear

The Noble M600 is a handbuilt British supercar made by Noble Automotive in Leicestershire. It is made from stainless steel and carbon fibre and uses a twin turbocharged Yamaha V8.

Specifications[edit]

Pricing[edit]

The Noble M600 is priced at around £300,000 in the UK or about $450,000 in the United States, although a left-hand drive model costs considerably more.[citation needed]

Engine and transmission[edit]

The M600 uses a 4.4 L; 269.4 cu in (4,414 cc) Yamaha-built Volvo B8444S 60º V8 engine which is also used in the Volvo XC90 and S80, but with Garrett AiResearch twin-turbochargers equipped with variable boost. This allows the buyer to choose from 450 bhp (336 kW; 456 PS) (Road setting, 0.6 bar (8.7 psi) pressure), 550 bhp (410 kW; 558 PS) (Track setting, 0.8 bar (12 psi)) and 650 bhp (485 kW; 659 PS) at 6800 rpm with 604 lb⋅ft (819 N⋅m) at 3800 rpm of torque[1] (Race setting, 1 bar (15 psi)) through the use of a switch in the interior. The engine also features electronic fuel injection via a MoTeC M190 and Injector Dynamics ID725's. It has a compression ratio of 9.50:1. It uses an Oerlikon Graziano transaxle six-speed manual gearbox and has the redline set at 7000 rpm.

Performance[edit]

  • 0–60 mph (97 km/h): 3.0 seconds[citation needed]
  • 0–100 mph (161 km/h): 6.5 seconds
  • 0–200 mph (322 km/h): 29.8 seconds
  • Standing to 14 mile (402 m): 11.0 seconds
  • Standing to km: 19.9 seconds
  • Power-to-weight ratio: 558 bhp (416 kW; 566 PS)/tonne
  • Top speed: 362 km/h (225 mph) - estimated / 346 km/h (215 mph) - proved [2]
  • Fuel capacity: 68 litres (18 US gal; 15 imp gal)[3]

Reception[edit]

The car was driven two times on the British motoring show Top Gear. First in Series 14, Episode 5 by Jeremy Clarkson, who praised the car considerably and the show's racing driver the Stig took it around the Top Gear track and it did a 1:17.7 on a cold day, beating the Pagani Zonda F Roadster and the Bugatti Veyron. In Series 18, Episode 1 co-host Richard Hammond drove a left-hand drive version of the car through Italy and the clutch failed, causing clutch material to damage the gearbox; Noble sent the production team another car. Later in the same episode Hammond drove it during a challenge where he attempted to beat a set laptime of the Stig at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari near Bologna, Italy. Despite the breakdown, Hammond heaped considerable praise on the car. It has also been featured in the American adaptation of the show where it receives considerable praise, the main "challenge" was to reach its top speed, the vehicle reached 215 MPH but stopped because the vehicle ran out of space on the runway it was being tested on.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2009 Noble M600". carfolio.com. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXvQvA3EXLg
  3. ^ "Flash Page Flip". noblecars.com. Archived from the original on 9 June 2010.