It may not be as flashy as a Ferrari or Lamborghini but, when it comes to pure performance, the Noble M600 is just as impressive.
Still, not every supercar buyer wants to fly under the radar, which is why Noble is considering a convertible Drophead version. A prototype of this car was first shown in 2012, and now the Netherlands’ Telegraf reports it’s heading to production.
The emphasis there is on “heading.” Noble said a more-advanced prototype is currently being built, but the M600 Drophead hasn’t received the official green light yet. Noble is a pretty small company, after all, so things tend to move a little more slowly.
This super drop-top will likely be worth the wait, though. It would almost certainly use the same Volvo-derived 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 as the M600 coupe, with 650 horsepower and 604 pound-feet of torque.
That’s enough to launch the hardtop M600 to 62 mph in three seconds flat, and propel it to an estimated top speed of 225 mph. The M600 Drophead will probably be slower due to added weight and a less-slippery body, but it should still be able to get out of its own way.
There’s not firm date for the launch of the M600 Drophead, and given Noble’s minuscule production numbers, you may never know if that date has arrived.