Noble Reveals New Road-Friendly M500 Supercar At Goodwood

Donna Miller
July 14, 2018

The model on display at Goodwood is not a working prototype, but a full-sized model without an interior.

At launch, it will have around 550bhp, coming from a twin-turbocharged Ford V6 - the same unit that is used in the F-150 and GT.

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At the Goodwood Festival of Speed on Thursday, Noble Automotive revealed its first all-new model since 2010's M600, which it calls the M500, and intends to sell as a volume model at a price below the M600's £206,000 MSRP ($272,400 USD). The auto will produce around 550 hp, sent out to rear-wheel drive through a dual-clutch automatic. Reports indicate the new supercar should tip the scales around the same 1250kg as its more powerful sibling, though the M500 will be geared towards everyday usability. Where its big brother in the Noble range uses extensive carbon fibre to keep weight down, the cheaper auto will use fibreglass construction. The M500's smaller size should keep it at around the same weight at the M600's bantam 1,250 kg level.

Autocar reports company director, Peter Boutwood, said the M500 is still in its early stages of development, leading the British publication to speculate the final version won't enter production until "well into 2019". The curve around the doors has an air of Bugatti Chiron about it, while the flying buttresses around the C-pillars seem to pay tribute to the M500's Ford GT engine donor. Boutwood describes the M500 as being in the early stages of development, so it's likely that the vehicle won't reach production until well into 2019.

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