Tuesday, June 21, 2011

2010 Noble M600

Boasting generic supercar styling, the M600 is powered by a twin-turbo 4.4-liter Volvo V8. While it's odd hearing "Volvo" and "supercar" in the same sentence, the M600 is anything but Volvo-like. Packing 650 bhp, the car accelerates from 0-62 mph in 3.0 seconds, 0-100 mph in around 6.5 seconds, and tops out at 225 mph.

In order to get these insane performance figures, Noble had to build the M600 as light as possible. Weighing 1275 kg (2811 lbs), the car uses carbon-fiber body panels and a steel tube chassis.
Speaking of the chassis, the M600 has a 40/60 rear weight distribution for sporty handling. Other interesting touches include fixed-rate dampers, Alcon brakes (with iron discs and minimal servo assistance), and a fixed steering ratio.

"Designed to provide a pure and uncorrupted driving experience," the M600 lacks typical safety features such as ESP and ABS brakes. While a traction control system is part of the package, it can be defeated by flicking a missile launch switch - from a Tornado fighter bomber - off.

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