I have a soft spot when it comes to underdogs. I was always so amazed when I was first learning the history of Carroll Shelby and Shelby Automobiles that I instantly became a life long fan. Moreover as I studied all of the major sports car companies, I’d come to find that most of them got their start with humble beginnings. Believe it or not even the famed Ferrari was an underdog at some point in their heritage, albeit not for very long.
That’s probably what drew me to the Noble M600. Noble has been around for some time being established by Lee Noble in 1999 for producing high-speed sports cars. Noble quickly became known as a “drivers” car due to its lack of computer aided gadgets you find in most modern day sports cars.
Like many of the smaller boutique car companies, Noble had its share of drama. Being sold off and having distribution rights split up is never a good thing for a small car company but in 2009 Noble got their act together and introduced the M600.
The M600 is yet again a “drivers” car delivering a very raw 650bhp from a twin turbo charged 4.4 liter V8 borrowed from a Volvo XC90. It’s a blisteringly fast sports car and for the right driver the Noble M600 can deliver harmonious and blissful performance not found in other sports cars. As Jeremy Clarkson states in the video below, “there are several very good reasons why you should not buy one, but there is one very good reason why you should!”
While Noble seems to be in its “humble beginnings” stage as a car company, the M600 is by no means humble in anyway. It’s a mean, loud, and fast sports car produced for a specific driver in mind, a true car enthusiast.
Keep on eye on this company as they are off to yet another great start. Check out the Top Gear test drive video below and enjoy the sweet sounds of the Noble M600 as Jeremy Clarkson puts it to the test.