The striking new Noble M500 is the long-awaited successor to the acclaimed M600 launched in 2009. First shown as a concept at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed, the vehicle has now evolved into a working prototype. The car is less powerful and less expensive than the Noble M600, effectively replacing it as the company's sole offering.
Like the M600, the car is a mid-engine, two-seater supercar built around a steel chassis. Instead of a twin-turbo Volvo V8, the car runs a 3.5-liter twin-turbo Ford V6, the same one used in the Blue Oval's Ford GT supercar. As standard, the engine makes just over 500bhp and nearly 600 lb-ft, but Noble intends to launch the M500 with around 550bhp. The M600 produces 650bhp at the maximum boost setting. That kind of performance made the M600 one of the most powerful supercars of its time, yet it is beaten by today's mid-engine competitors. Thanks to its 550bhp, the M500 is a closer match for "junior" supercars.
The car is fairly light, with a carbon fiber composite body overlaid on a tubular space frame and Stainless Steel barrel, bringing the weight down to around 2,641 pounds. A final price has yet to be set, but Noble has said they want to make it as accessible as possible.
Noble wants "people who own a Noble M12 and a Porsche to be able to afford it". It's far from final as there is no full cost yet, but Noble is targeting "around £150,000".
The only sit on Stainless Steel product we produce is one of our Sit On Stainless Steel Sinks, unfortunately we don't think it'll break the Goodwood Hill Climb record of 39.08.