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Not sure if many people are aware of this car but the M600 is a UK developed supercar using a twin turbo version of Volvo's V8.<p>Noble reviewed all the V8s on the market and found Volvo's to be the lightest and strongest...praise indeed.<p>Below is a series of photos of development vehicles. Engine is current putting out 720bhp in development but will be de-tuned (!) to a mere 650bhp for production. The original plan was 600bhp but development has exceeded that benchmark.<p>Article from Autocar<p><A HREF="http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsArticle/AllCars/240910" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/...40910</A>/#<p>Lots on info on <A HREF="http://www.nobleforums.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.nobleforums.com</A> and <A HREF="http://www.pistonheads.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.pistonheads.com</A> forums.<p>Enjoy!<p>PS The last pics are a very recent prototype and are pretty close to production<p>A volvo engined supercar - as near as Volvo will get to a supercar for the timebeing.... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/shimon340/04-noble_m600_spy_rw.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/shimon340/06-noble_m600_spy_rw.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/shimon340/10-noble_m600_spy_rw.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/shimon340/m600_1noblem15m600spyshots.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/shimon340/M600_2.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/shimon340/m600_2noblem15m600spyshots.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/shimon340/m600_3noblem600spyshots.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/shimon340/m600_4noblem600.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/shimon340/M600_8.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/shimon340/M600_9.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/shimon340/M600_11.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/shimon340/m600_2008125919271877804.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/shimon340/noble_m600_spy_rw.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Below is a close to production and more recent prototype<p><IMG SRC="http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/shimon340/noble-m600-1.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/shimon340/noble-m600-2.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/shimon340/noble-m600-3.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/shimon340/noble-m600-4.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/shimon340/noble-m600-5.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/shimon340/noble-m600-7.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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I've got a good pic somewhere of the Volvo V8 through the glass tailgate...will try to post that later <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Noble M600 (Shimon)

These have been out for a while
 

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<IMG SRC="http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/shimon340/s80V80.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/shimon340/17647_1_5.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/shimon340/noblev8proto22.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/shimon340/nobleV8proto2.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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The company that is in charge of deveopling the V8 for the Noble is here in Indianapolis. They have been romored to be testing a 850hp version. They just ordered 10 more V8's as part of the product development. They are stacked at the dealership waiting to be delivered.
 

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hi,<p>that's interesting info! thanks!<p>I know a UK company called AER Ltd started the work on the volvo-noble V8 but hear indeed the work was transferred to Indianapolis.<p>Dya have the company name per chance?<p>S
 

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Peter Boutwood (MD at Noble) recently confirmed a test engine was running at 750bhp but production engines will be a mere 650bhp.
 

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could these 10 not be part of production now seeing that the M600 is launched in August 2009??
 

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I've been informed that the engines are for the production cars. I'll have to get the name of the company. One of our lead techs has been helping in the development. I might be able to visit the shop when the engines are delivered. I'll keep you posted and takes some pictures if they allow.
 
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