Small British carmakers have always been risky prospects, but Noble, makers of the M14 coupe and the upcoming M15, has managed to gain a large financial backing. A mystery investor has fronted the money that will allow Noble to complete its M15 coupe, which is bein pitched against the Porsche 911 and BMW M6, and is expected to significantly increase exposure of the Noble brand. In an interview with UK’s Car magazine, Lee Noble stated that the new buyer has the “commitment, passion and vision for the future of Noble cars,” and that this will allow him to concentrate on readying the M15 by next year. The M15 will have 455hp and a top speed in excess of 180mph.

There are also reports that this cash injection could [ave the way for Noble to produce an uprated version of the M15, with deliveries also expected in 2007.

[Source: Car Magazine]