Lee Noble, who has not been affiliated with his brainchild, Noble Automotive, since 2006, has announced that he will be be launching a solo project. The name and the date are still very much up for debate, but sources feel surprisingly confident that Lee will deliver his Noble by 2010 and that it will, if previous Noble products are any indication, rock.
Even more surprising than the blind confidence is the fact that for a car without even so much as an internal source code, there is a wealth of information that has already been confirmed. Accordingly: Noble will be building his pet project in very limited quantities (100 to start) at the Port Elizabeth facility responsible for the Noble M12’s production. The new 2-seat Noble will feature an 8-cylinder gasoline engine capable of churning out anywhere from 400 to 600 horsepower (depending on configurations) that will be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. It will be equipped with a space-frame chassis, double-wishbone suspension, and steel brakes; the final curb weight will be 2,645 pounds; and for the final concrete fact, it will be capable of hustling from 0-60 mph in under 3.5 seconds.
As we mentioned above, despite the copious amount of extremely specific raw data that’s been released, the name and the drop date of Noble’s newest creation are still very much a mystery, but check back later for official updates.
Source: Inside Line