A radical new Noble is set to wow the public when it's
unveiled on April 4th. Named M15, the car will remain faithful to the company's
M14 concept as a user-friendly supercar, but will have an all-new chassis,
drivetrain configuration, interior and body - as well as more power.
With a guide price of $130,000, the M15 represents a major departure from Noble's current models. It will target buyers who are seeking a more exclusive and driver-focused alternative to mid-engined cars in the $190-230,000 price bracket, while also tempting those who are eying up the 2007 Lotus Esprit.
"The M15's fresh styling and engineering emphasize our desire to present a genuinely all-new car to the market," said Lee Noble, Noble's MD and chief designer. "While the Noble M12 series continues to win us accolades for its performance and dynamics, we've worked hard to ensure that the M15 is in a different league altogether. As before, this has been achieved without us having to resort to big, heavy engines or trick electronics. The M15 will be nothing less that a pure-bred driving machine.
Among the Noble M15's highlights will be:
- Dry-sumped engine with 455 bhp and 455 lb-ft of torque.
- In-line drivetrain using a new, bespoke gearbox.
- New, 57% stiffer spaceframe chassis.
- Generous boot space, front and rear.
- New interior with high levels of standard equipment.
More details and pictures will be available on April 4th.