Noble M600: A Less-Expensive Supercar You Still Can’t Afford

Most supercar announcements come with ridiculous fanfare.  That's why the Noble M600's low-key unveiling is so uncharacteristic, considering it's a stunning masterpiece worthy of its own stage.

Boasting a better power-to-weight ratio than the Bugatti Veyron (curb weight is just under 2,645 lbs.), the vehicle packs a 4-liter turbocharged V8 engine putting out 650 hp and 604 lb/ft of torque, mated to a six-speed manual transmission.  All that lightweight power translates to a 0 to 60 time of just under three seconds.  Those with more modest power needs can also opt for 450 and 550 hp variants.

The Noble M600 sports a carbon fiber body, with a slender and contoured design without the unnecessary flash of most supercars.  Inside, the black and red color scheme gets even more carbon fiber goodness, paired with Alcantara and leather trims, as well as full floor carpeting.

Naturally, you get the full-load of in-cabin amenities, including an on-board satellite system, sweet electronics and a highly-conspicuous red missile switch.  Don't worry, there are no real warheads onboard -- the switch actually triggers a unique adjustable traction control capability.

Recently shown at the Autosport show in the UK, Noble is keeping mum on the price for the M600.  Reports, however, have it clocking in well below supercar standards with rumored retail pricing being pegged at £200,000 (about $320,000).

[via Jalopnik]