British supercar manufacturer Noble has given the strongest indication yet that it’s planning a convertible version of its M600 supercar
with the release of a new teaser image.
The teaser image depicts a roofless M600 and has been mocked up to gauge interest in a possible production version that would likely be called the Noble M600 Roadster.
Noble’s managing director Peter Boutwood has revealed to AtFullChat
that the M600 Roadster is a production possibility but said there would need to be sufficient demand present for the project to go ahead.
The M600 Roadster could prove an important addition to Noble’s limited lineup as it would appeal to buyers beyond those strictly looking for performance, which currently make up the majority of Noble’s clientele. Noble is also keen to draw attention to its M600 in the Chinese market, which could end up determining whether the M600 Roadster ever sees the light of day, and a stylish convertible supercar is certainly one way of doing so.
If built, the M600 Roadster would almost certainly be based on the current M600, which features the same Yamaha-built 4.4-liter V-8 found in older versions of the Volvo XC90 SUV but with a number of modifications including a pair of turbochargers to help liberate more power. Noble offers three different states of tune for the M600, with the most powerful version delivering a healthy 650 horsepower and 604 pound-feet of torque. Lesser versions come with 450 and 550 horsepower, respectively.
Performance of the M600 Roadster would be similar to the hard-top, which means 0-60 mph times of around 3.0 seconds and a top speed in excess of 225 mph. Pricing, however, would likely start higher than the M600’s base price of £200,000 (approximately $312,780)._______________________________________Follow Motor Authority on Facebook, Twitter, and Google +.