When the U.S. distributor of Noble Automotive, the Ohio-based 1G Racing, bought the rights to build local versions of Noble M400 and M12 supercars
, there was a clause that required 1G to rebadge and rename the cars. Thus, the Rossion Q1 was born.
Based loosely on the British-designed supercars, the Q1 has been upgraded with luxury appointments including satellite navigation, power mirrors, hand-stitched leather interiors, and a premium sound system.
Sharing a mix of components from both the previous Noble cars, the Q1 offers up to 450 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque in a body that weighs just 2,500 pounds, translating to a 0-60 mph time of just 3.2 seconds and a quarter mile time of 11.4 seconds. Top speed is estimated to be in excess of 185 mph.
The starting price for the bare chassis and entry-level drivetrain is $90,700, and the first deliveries are expected to start later this year._______________________________________Follow Motor Authority on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.