E T H O S . . .
The ethos of the Noble M600 has developed from a small team
passionate about driving. This evolved from our research of the
available ‘supercars’ most of which lean heavily on computer
assistance. The use of fashionable but often inefficient gear paddle
shift, over assisted brakes and inopportune traction control have all
become standard features of the modern day supercar.
We at Noble Automotive thought it time to break the mould, feeling
that this now ubiquitous ‘digital’ driver assistance disengages and
negates the driver experience and reward. We have experienced,
when turning off these devices, that computer generated support
can often cosmetically mask and flatter inferior chassis and
handling characteristics. We decided that with the introduction of
the M600 it was time to ‘get back to basics’, to concentrate on the
more ‘analogue’ qualities of design by utilising a principle of pure
engineering integrity from the chassis up, putting the driver back
The philosophy behind this radical and refreshing premise is best
summed up by Peter Dyson, owner of Noble Automotive Limited;
‘Noble is a labour of love, of no compromises and of challenges fought.
The car speaks for itself, and absolutely reflects what the Team and I
envision a true drivers car should be. It is no question uniquely “out of
sync” in today’s world, one overrun with cars that cannot make up their
minds as to whether they want to be a car that rewards or a car that
gives hollow praise by electronically ‘covering’ the errors.’
Designed and engineered with a purity that rewards driver skill,
the M600 is neither dictated to nor hindered by unnecessary
computer assistance. It puts you back in the driving seat.
Put simply the Noble M600 is for those who love to drive…
D E V E L O P M E N T . . .
We have heard that there is some stiff competition out there, and
although Noble Automotive is a low volume motor manufacturer, we do
pride ourselves on our individuality, attention to detail and engineering
The development of the M600 has been an incredibly intense and
rewarding journey, a journey in its literal sense, we shipped the
development prototype to the USA.
Crossing the continent from East to West we experienced the most
dramatic and demanding of climates and terrains in order to prove and
test the efficacy and engineering of the M600. In company, for
comparative purposes, with a Porsche Carrera GT and, for some of the
journey, a Ferrari Enzo. We drove from Chicago westward; the journey
included every type of environment, from the incredibly hot Death Valley
in California to the mountains and snow of Utah, from the infamous
Pikes Peak to the Bonneville Salt Flats, and finally, to a hot and dusty
race track in Phoenix Arizona where the M600 was tested and evaluated
against some of the fastest and most respected supercars in the world.
Nearer to home, in the UK we completed a full wind tunnel aero
program. Climatic wind tunnel testing and durability program. Acoustic
noise, vibration and harshness testing. Four post rig for damper and
suspension tuning and thousands of miles of both road and track testing.
D E S I G N . . .
Design is of course subjective, beauty is certainly in the eye of the beholder. However there are certain design
absolutes, particularly when creating a supercar featuring such massive power and performance, which dictate,
in order to have full aerodynamic and cooling efficiency certain design criteria must be met.
It is our belief that form should always follow function, there is much in the philosophy ‘if it looks right it
probably is right’.
Utilising extensive wind tunnel testing we have strived to maintain the form to be as minimalist as possible
whilst providing the ultimate aerodynamic and cooling efficiency. Nothing is cosmetic; every element of the
shape and design is intrinsic to the effectiveness of the performance.
We feel that this ‘purity’ of design gives the M600 an understated purposeful gravitas that stands out in the
W H A T
L I E S
B E N E A T H . . .
Noble Automotive take great pride in our reputation for the excellent ride and handling of our performance cars.
We firmly believe that the chassis is the fundamental foundation of any performance car. This is particularly the
case with cars which do not feature a great deal of computer technology. Computer assistance can often mask
deficits in the chassis design and it is not until these electronic driver aids are turned off that the flaws are
There is no engineering logic which dictates that precise and effective handling should be to the detriment of
comfort and ride quality. We believe that an effectively designed and engineered chassis should be able to
combine both high speed capability and driver comfort. Our engineering, based on a ‘back to basics’ ethos,
devotes a huge amount of time and resources in ensuring that the chassis is as efficient and effective as possible.
This is ably demonstrated by the M600, the high speed handling is superb and the ride is both comfortable and
* Stainless steel and aluminium tub construction with an integral safety cell.
* High ‘H’ point sill sections for side impact protection.
* Rear crash structure.
* Front boot carbon composite crash structure.
The chassis built by hand for both safety and efficiency features:
S A F E T Y . . .
The M600 has a massive 650bhp available, this amount of power, or indeed the power
delivery, is not always either appropriate or required, however with the Adaptable
Performance Control function you can select the power output to reflect both the
location and suitable driving conditions.
The M600 features three APC settings, the chosen setting is displayed on both the
APC dial and the dashboard display. The APC adjusts not just the power output but
also tailors the boost curve, traction and throttle response relative to the selected
R O A D :
This is the ‘comfort’ setting and represents circa 450bhp, this also supports full
traction control and a gently progressive boost curve and throttle response.
T R A C K :
This is the mid-range power setting circa 550bhp, this setting features a little less
intrusive traction, a steeper boost curve and more initial response to the throttle.
R A C E :
This is the full power setting of circa 650bhp, this allows increased wheel slip, an
aggressive boost curve and a heightened reactive throttle ‘tip in’ to allow effective and
responsive heel and toe operation.
Note: The three power settings are titled merely to title and denote the power delivered, the literary terms Road,
Track and Race in no way reflect recommended use or location.
T R A C T I O N
C O N T R O L
We believe in freedom of choice, but not at the expense of safety. Traction can be
totally de-selected, in order that this function is not utilised in error we have provided
an ‘are you sure?’ fail-safe switch guard. This feature, as used in fighter jets to
prevent accidental missile firing, ensures that the process requires a two stage action.
Lift the switch guard...push the button, traction is off. The traction automatically
resets to the ‘on’ position after the engine is turned off.
B R A K E S . . .
In keeping with our ethos, we were determined to give the purest
and most rewarding drive possible.
In our research with other performance marques we noted that
brakes were often over assisted, this resulting in a lack of ‘feel’ and
less capability for modulation at high speed.
The brakes, developed for the M600 in partnership with Alcon,
feature semi-floating front disc with cast aluminium alloy monobloc
calipers. The monobloc six piston front and four piston rear caliper
designs ensure high strength with low weight and provide a firm
brake pedal in all driving conditions. Caliper bore sizes are staggered
to ensure even pad wear and the pin mounted pads provide low
threshold pressure and low noise. The calipers clamp 380mm front
and 350mm rear ventilated discs both of which are mounted to
lightweight aluminium bells. Friction is provided courtesy of Pagid
The wheels, manufactured by Speedline in Italy, are exclusively
designed for the M600, featuring forged aluminium alloy 9Jx19
fronts and 12Jx20 rears. Tyres are Michelin Pilot Sport 255/30-19
fronts and 335/30-20 rears.
C O M F O R T . . .
The M600 is primarily designed for speed and
handling however this is not at the expense of either
comfort or practicality.
The cabin features a traditional British hand built
finish, with your choice of leather or Alcantara.
Natural finished polished carbon door cards and
centre console, hand turned knobs and bezels and fine
quality wool carpets bound to the edge with leather.
The seats, designed and created exclusively for the
M600, are of lightweight carbon fibre composite
construction which can be bespoke upholstered to
individual requirements. The seats also feature
carbon fibre inserts for the optional five point
The 330mm flat bottom steering wheel is also hand
stitched and can be finished in either suede or
The luggage space, situated to the front, is fully
carpeted and bound in leather and is both spacious
and practical. We also offer the option of a beautiful
calf leather travel set bespoke to the luggage area.
B E S P O K E . . .
We believe that every M600 should reflect
both the personality and individuality of the
The M600 is hand-built in England and is
finished to the clients exact cosmetic
requirements. Each M600 will carry on the
dashboard an identification plate featuring
the unique build number.
During the build the customer will be invited
to view the progress of the build and to meet
those engineers and personnel involved in its
It is our belief that a personal relationship
between the customer and manufacturer is
one of the huge benefits of low volume hand
crafted motor manufacturing.
S P E C I F I C A T I O N S . . .
8.9 seconds (Autocar test)
Yamaha V8 4439cc Twin Turbo.
650bhp @ 6800rpm.
604lb ft @ 3800rpm.
Power to Weight:
520bhp per tonne.
Graziano 6 speed manual.
Mid, longitudinal, rear wheel drive.
Stainless sheet steel tub with tubular space frame.
Carbon Fibre Composite.
Power assisted rack and pinion.
Independent double wishbones with coil over Multimatic shock absorbers, front and rear roll bars.
Front; Alcon 380mm semi-floating discs with six piston calipers. Rear; Alcon 350mm discs with four piston calipers.
Speedline forged aluminium alloy. Fronts; 9Jx19. Rears: 12Jx20.
Michelin Pilot Sport. Fronts; 255/30-19. Rears: 335/30-20.
P R E S S . . .
Obviously we think the M600 is great, but as we built it we could be considered a
little biased...so what do the experts think?
‘...mind blowingly fast...mind alteringly quick’
Jeremy Clarkson BBC TOP GEAR December 2009
‘...raw brain-mangling performance.’
AUTOCAR Road Test 4930 October 2009
‘The acceleration doesn’t just pin you to the seat; it feels as if it could pull you out of
the back of the car.’
Andrew Frankel THE TIMES ONLINE September 2009
‘One of the most driveable and exploitable cars ever.’
Chris Harris EVO MAGAZINE ECOTY 2009
‘Its steering is lucid, its composure outstanding.’
MOTORSPORT January 2010
‘One of the best handling and fastest cars we’ve tested in 15 years.’
AUTOCAR Road Test 4930 October 2009
‘...it’s quiet and extremely comfortable and it rides beautifully.’
Jeremy Clarkson BBC TOP GEAR December 2009
‘...it depends how much value you put on the driving experience and how much on
owning a supercar with the right name. I reckon a lot of badge snobs will never
know what they’re missing.’
John Barker EVO MAGAZINE September 2009
‘...Noble is about to blow the world of high-performance cars apart with the
Steve Sutcliffe AUTOCAR August 2009
‘ I want freedom for the full expression of my personality.’