Noble M600 Speedster is the Convertible Variant We’ve Been Waiting For

Noble M600 Speedster is the Convertible Variant We’ve Been Waiting For [Photo Gallery]
It boggles the mind how British specialist supercar manufacturer Noble spent nearly 3 years to morph a drop-top rendering of the M600 into a prototype, but they finally made it happen. As if the long wait wasn’t enough already, Noble Automotive didn’t even make an effort to capitalize on the recent unveiling event.

Go ahead and visit the automaker’s website and social media accounts. There’s no picture of the Noble M600 Speedster whatsoever, a pretty epic fail all things considered. With great fortune, Sutton-Images.com's photographer snapped a few stills of the concept vehicle and posted them on Twitter.

As the almost 3-year-old rendering predicted, the real thing is, as expected, a Noble M600 with the roof hacked off. Apparently, the carbon fiber body shell of the production-spec M600 hasn’t suffered any structural changes minus the deletion of the fixed roof, while structural rigidity of the prototype drop-top is acceptable for an early development mule.

Under the composite skin, the Speedster’s rear wheels are animated by a 4.4-liter Yamaha/Volvo-sourced B8444S vee eight, which has been twin-turbocharged to 650 horsepower. It’s exactly the same mill as the coupe, but there’s a detail that needs mentioning: the concept vehicle swapped the good ol’ six-speed manual of the Noble M600 coupe for a single-clutch semi-automatic tranny. God only knows why.

There’s no intel on the new gearbox’s ratios or if the hack job affected the coupe’s 225 mph (362 km/h) top speed and 3-second 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) sprint. Furthermore, the company hasn’t released any weight figures for the M600 Speedster concept. Therefore, take a look at the photos below and ask yourself whether a street-legal version of this concept makes more sense than a Ferrari 458 Spider.

Noble M600 Speedster concept - photo gallery

Noble M600 Speedster concept
Noble M600 Speedster concept
Noble M600 Speedster concept
Noble M600 Speedster concept
Noble M600 Convertible rendering

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