The V6-engined Noble M500 is nearly here

New images of Noble’s working prototype land ahead of first deliveries later this year

Hurrah! We have actually Brit supercar news to bring you. Noble has actually released brand-new images and info of its M500– the ‘junior’ supercar it initially introduced at the Goodwood Event of Speed in 2018.

Headings consist of the visibility of Ford’s twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6 (yes, the identical one made use of in the Ford GT) and a complete power output around the 550bhp mark. Back in 2018 Noble informed TG that the M500 would certainly get a 3.0-litre Ford heart, so we’re delighted that the GT’s engine will now be slotted right into the centre of that steel framework. Power is sent out to the back wheels alone as well as the body is made from glassfibre composite– a cheaper option to the M600’s carbon body.

Obtain a consider the pictures of Noble’s functioning prototype above. It’s a magnificent yet subtle-looking point, isn’t it? Plans are for the M500 to set you back around the ₤ 150,000 mark with competitors including the Maserati MC20, the Audi R8 and also the Porsche 911 Turbo S.

There’s another huge piece of news that those images share also. At the preliminary reveal a few years ago, Noble MD Peter Boutwood informed us that the M500 would certainly utilize a seven-speed twin-clutch auto transmission. “It’s a bit sad to me, however a vehicle at this degree requires a paddleshift transmission to market. Hopefully we’ll do a manual, also,” Boutwood said at the time. Well, just look inside that Alcantara-filled cabin currently.

Yep, that’s a six-speed open-gate handbook transmission– as well as evidently it’ll be that or absolutely nothing for the M500. We can’t wait to drive it.

There’s a correct hands-on handbrake in there also, plus a big main infotainment screen as well as a digital display screen for the dials. The strategy is for the M500 to be slightly extra ‘easy to use’ than the big-brother M600, however points like anti-lock brakes may still be left on the shelf.