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If you're gonna make a purist's supercar with a manual transmission, you might as well ditch all driver aids and cut down on the safety features! Congrats to Noble for sticking it 🖕 to the government and doing it the proper way! 😍

The only way this could've gone any better is if the turbocharged V6 was replaced with the GT350's flat-plane Voodoo or Mach 1's Coyote V8s, but something's gotta give in this era of regulations, I guess. đŸ€·â€â™‚ïž

<Noble M500 Supercar Packs EcoBoost V6 With a Gated Manual and No Airbags
Don't count on anti-lock brakes to save you, either.

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Boutique British automaker Noble has reappeared with a fresh look at its long-coming supercar, the M500. Marketed as a slightly more tame version of its M600, the mid-engine sports coupe was first announced at Goodwood in 2018. When the hype faded, the world kind of forgot about the M500...until now.

Recently, Noble broke its silence during a sitdown with Autocar. Noble’s Managing Director Peter Boutwood revealed how far the company has come in finalizing the M500, and how close the brand is in bringing the low-volume exotic to market.

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Just like its more powerful (and expensive) M600 brethren, the M500 is a two-seater, mid-engine sports coupe built to satisfy the person in the driver's seat—which is a Recaro Podium, by the way. The heart of the car is its 3.5-liter, twin-turbocharged V6 sourced from Ford; a definite departure from the M600's Volvo-bred V8. Presently, the Blue Oval's EcoBoost motor has been tweaked to produce 506 horsepower and 594 pound-feet of torque. Noble plans to up that figure to 550 hp at launch.

Another change—arguably, for the better—is the lack of the originally promised dual-clutch automatic transmission in the M500. Instead, it will come with a proper gated six-speed manual transmission sourced from Graziano. No automatic option will be offered, period. Autocar warns that this means it likely won't have the straight-line acceleration figures of a supercar competitor with an automatic transmission, so don't bet on this against a McLaren 570S. Even still, it ought to be plenty fun to drive.

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Just about everything on the M500 is as mechanical as it can get. Each corner is supported by a double-wishbone suspension and coilover springs paired with passive dampers. Power steering is hydraulic to keep the driver connected to the road, and it doesn't even have anti-lock brakes or airbags.

Noble elaborates that this M500 is a "working prototype" and as such, some things are still set to change. The rear wing might get a bit more angle once it completes high-speed testing, and it may fluctuate in poundage like a wrestler trying to make weight.  The M500 prototype presently tips the scale at around 3,086 pounds (1,400kg), but its production-ready version could reportedly shave off another 330 pounds. Noble says it will also offer the M500 with some carbon fiber upgrades, meaning that the weight could dip down even further.

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Noble says that despite not having an MSRP set in stone, the first customer orders—and subsequently, deliveries—will begin later this year. Boutwood says that the company is aiming for a price of around $205,000 (150,000 British Pounds, or around $70,000 less than the Noble M600), which it hopes puts the car in the realm of purchase for Porsche owners. With a less labor-intensive build and (relatively) more affordable price, Nobel hopes to pump out around 50 examples of the M500 each year. However, the chance of any making their way to the United States seems slim for now.>

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15 hours ago, enzoalec92 said:

<Noble M500 Supercar Packs EcoBoost V6 With a Gated Manual and No Airbags
Don't count on anti-lock brakes to save you, either.

image.thumb.png.fff3d7f6e7071194d35ccf311747305c.png

Boutique British automaker Noble has reappeared with a fresh look at its long-coming supercar, the M500. Marketed as a slightly more tame version of its M600, the mid-engine sports coupe was first announced at Goodwood in 2018. When the hype faded, the world kind of forgot about the M500...until now.

Recently, Noble broke its silence during a sitdown with Autocar. Noble’s Managing Director Peter Boutwood revealed how far the company has come in finalizing the M500, and how close the brand is in bringing the low-volume exotic to market.

image.thumb.png.ecac1c7a5d53d31fc516a7c75c37e4a6.png
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Just like its more powerful (and expensive) M600 brethren, the M500 is a two-seater, mid-engine sports coupe built to satisfy the person in the driver's seat—which is a Recaro Podium, by the way. The heart of the car is its 3.5-liter, twin-turbocharged V6 sourced from Ford; a definite departure from the M600's Volvo-bred V8. Presently, the Blue Oval's EcoBoost motor has been tweaked to produce 506 horsepower and 594 pound-feet of torque. Noble plans to up that figure to 550 hp at launch.

Another change—arguably, for the better—is the lack of the originally promised dual-clutch automatic transmission in the M500. Instead, it will come with a proper gated six-speed manual transmission sourced from Graziano. No automatic option will be offered, period. Autocar warns that this means it likely won't have the straight-line acceleration figures of a supercar competitor with an automatic transmission, so don't bet on this against a McLaren 570S. Even still, it ought to be plenty fun to drive.

image.thumb.png.047354dfff2be8787069a14ac0caa094.png

image.thumb.png.26a04da6558cdd9c9a2d24d089963014.png

Just about everything on the M500 is as mechanical as it can get. Each corner is supported by a double-wishbone suspension and coilover springs paired with passive dampers. Power steering is hydraulic to keep the driver connected to the road, and it doesn't even have anti-lock brakes or airbags.

Noble elaborates that this M500 is a "working prototype" and as such, some things are still set to change. The rear wing might get a bit more angle once it completes high-speed testing, and it may fluctuate in poundage like a wrestler trying to make weight.  The M500 prototype presently tips the scale at around 3,086 pounds (1,400kg), but its production-ready version could reportedly shave off another 330 pounds. Noble says it will also offer the M500 with some carbon fiber upgrades, meaning that the weight could dip down even further.

image.thumb.png.d509b63b5ca0af548ee808e45f9a9222.png
VIA NOBLE

Noble says that despite not having an MSRP set in stone, the first customer orders—and subsequently, deliveries—will begin later this year. Boutwood says that the company is aiming for a price of around $205,000 (150,000 British Pounds, or around $70,000 less than the Noble M600), which it hopes puts the car in the realm of purchase for Porsche owners. With a less labor-intensive build and (relatively) more affordable price, Nobel hopes to pump out around 50 examples of the M500 each year. However, the chance of any making their way to the United States seems slim for now.>

people who is driving this, need this license.

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If give me drive, I am sure this is as good as my casket. 😆

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18 hours ago, enzoalec92 said:

<Noble M500 Supercar Packs EcoBoost V6 With a Gated Manual and No Airbags
Don't count on anti-lock brakes to save you, either.

image.thumb.png.fff3d7f6e7071194d35ccf311747305c.png

Boutique British automaker Noble has reappeared with a fresh look at its long-coming supercar, the M500. Marketed as a slightly more tame version of its M600, the mid-engine sports coupe was first announced at Goodwood in 2018. When the hype faded, the world kind of forgot about the M500...until now.

Recently, Noble broke its silence during a sitdown with Autocar. Noble’s Managing Director Peter Boutwood revealed how far the company has come in finalizing the M500, and how close the brand is in bringing the low-volume exotic to market.

image.thumb.png.ecac1c7a5d53d31fc516a7c75c37e4a6.png
VIA NOBLE

Just like its more powerful (and expensive) M600 brethren, the M500 is a two-seater, mid-engine sports coupe built to satisfy the person in the driver's seat—which is a Recaro Podium, by the way. The heart of the car is its 3.5-liter, twin-turbocharged V6 sourced from Ford; a definite departure from the M600's Volvo-bred V8. Presently, the Blue Oval's EcoBoost motor has been tweaked to produce 506 horsepower and 594 pound-feet of torque. Noble plans to up that figure to 550 hp at launch.

Another change—arguably, for the better—is the lack of the originally promised dual-clutch automatic transmission in the M500. Instead, it will come with a proper gated six-speed manual transmission sourced from Graziano. No automatic option will be offered, period. Autocar warns that this means it likely won't have the straight-line acceleration figures of a supercar competitor with an automatic transmission, so don't bet on this against a McLaren 570S. Even still, it ought to be plenty fun to drive.

image.thumb.png.047354dfff2be8787069a14ac0caa094.png

image.thumb.png.26a04da6558cdd9c9a2d24d089963014.png

Just about everything on the M500 is as mechanical as it can get. Each corner is supported by a double-wishbone suspension and coilover springs paired with passive dampers. Power steering is hydraulic to keep the driver connected to the road, and it doesn't even have anti-lock brakes or airbags.

Noble elaborates that this M500 is a "working prototype" and as such, some things are still set to change. The rear wing might get a bit more angle once it completes high-speed testing, and it may fluctuate in poundage like a wrestler trying to make weight.  The M500 prototype presently tips the scale at around 3,086 pounds (1,400kg), but its production-ready version could reportedly shave off another 330 pounds. Noble says it will also offer the M500 with some carbon fiber upgrades, meaning that the weight could dip down even further.ï»ż

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Noble says that despite not having an MSRP set in stone, the first customer orders—and subsequently, deliveries—will begin later this year. Boutwood says that the company is aiming for a price of around $205,000 (150,000 British Pounds, or around $70,000 less than the Noble M600), which it hopes puts the car in the realm of purchase for Porsche owners. With a less labor-intensive build and (relatively) more affordable price, Nobel hopes to pump out around 50 examples of the M500 each year. However, the chance of any making their way to the United States seems slim for now.>

1,400kg is a bit fat for a turbo-ed V6 in what is supposedly a car stripped of the unnecessary (even airbags also don't have, how is it going to get approved in many countries I wonder?). Perhaps this was meant to be a track-day only car. But yeah, 1,400kg is still overweight. 

Lotus Exige V6 is about 1,200kg, which I think it is the closest spiritual competitor to this car. 

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On 1/14/2022 at 10:00 AM, kobayashiGT said:

people who is driving this, need this license.

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If give me drive, I am sure this is as good as my casket. 😆

Well, such suggestions have already been made in the past:

https://www.torque.com.sg/features/time-two-tier-driving-licence-scheme/

https://tnp.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/tougher-test-drivers-powerful-cars

On 1/14/2022 at 12:22 PM, Lethalstrike said:

1,400kg is a bit fat for a turbo-ed V6 in what is supposedly a car stripped of the unnecessary (even airbags also don't have, how is it going to get approved in many countries I wonder?). Perhaps this was meant to be a track-day only car. But yeah, 1,400kg is still overweight. 

Lotus Exige V6 is about 1,200kg, which I think it is the closest spiritual competitor to this car. 

The Exige is a fair amount smaller than the M500 and it's meant to be a track toy. Meanwhile, the M500 certainly seems to be more road-oriented based on its styling and Noble's heritage of prior cars, so I think a more fair comparison would be against a 718 Cayman GTS. The GTS — as opposed to the track-oriented GT4 — is the road-focused enthusiast model and also weighs 1,400kg dry: https://www.porsche.com/singapore/en/models/718/718-models/718-cayman-gts-4/

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3 minutes ago, enzoalec92 said:

Well, such suggestions have already been made in the past:

https://www.torque.com.sg/features/time-two-tier-driving-licence-scheme/

https://tnp.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/tougher-test-drivers-powerful-cars

The Exige is a fair amount smaller than the M500 and it's meant to be a track toy. Meanwhile, the M500 certainly seems to be more road-oriented based on its styling and Noble's heritage of prior cars, so I think a more fair comparison would be against a 718 Cayman GTS. The GTS — as opposed to the track-oriented GT4 — is the road-focused enthusiast model and also weighs 1,400kg dry: https://www.porsche.com/singapore/en/models/718/718-models/718-cayman-gts-4/

Not GTS 4.0. GTS 4.0 is like GT3 Touring Pack

Rather GT4 or GT 4RS

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No driver aids, no safety systems, manual only

Sounds like Kancilution!....

 

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