Noble M600 Track Test

Noble M600 Track Test

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Jeremy Clarkson heads out on to the test track in a new British supercar, the sensationally fast and sensationally expensive Noble M600. : Taken from Series 14, Episode 05.WATCH MORE: Chris Harris Drives: Drag Races: Car Walkarounds: Latest videos: Welcome to the most comprehensive collection of official clips. Whether you’re searching for a caravan challenge, Ken Block in the Hoonicorn, cars versus fighter jets, Stig power laps or the latest Chris Harris Drives, you can find all the iconic films here.

this is what it’s come up with designed and built by some blokes I’ve never heard of on an industrial estate in Leicester it’s called the m600 underneath the rather featureless body the chassis is made not from carbon fibre but stainless steel and the v8 that powers it is lifted from this yep it uses the same engine albeit with a couple of turbo charges that Volvo use in the xc90 sir built in Leicestershire from bits of the Industrial Revolution and powered by the engine from a Volvo School Bus and the cost two hundred thousand pounds and then does seem like a lot for a car that has new satellite navigation new climate control new air back it doesn’t even have anti-lock brakes a momentum Leicestershire say abs is just another example of the nanny state sticking its nose in and that’s very admirable but you can’t help suspecting the real reason it doesn’t have abs is because when you’re operating out of an industrial unit in Leicestershire you can’t really afford them there’s another problem as well what kind of person looks at the established range of supercars and thinks I don’t like any of them however it turns out that there is a reason why you might choose a Noble rather than a Porsche or a Ferrari or a Lamborghini or an Aston Martin or a mclaren-mercedes you see in terms of sheer speed the noble can blow all of that loss into the middle of last week let me show you what I’m on about here I’m currently doing 40 miles an hour in second gear ready foot down and there’s 60 40 to 60 in one second hundreds 120 in two seconds in three seconds it does 180 270 so make your eyeballs bounce off the back of your skull I suppose break it break it oh my god yeah after bush there’s very little services maybe was too hard you’re looking up this is no ABS dot it’s awake that’s mind-blowing ly fast that is properly head altering Li quick flat out it’ll do 225 miles an hour mainly because the engine despite the Volvo connection develop 650 horsepower and a whole car only weighs 1,250 kilograms and the news keeps on getting better this down here is exactly the same switch that a pilot uses in a tornado fighter bomber to fire the missiles it was specifically designed so it couldn’t be used by accident and that is a good thing because in here what it does is turn the traction control off I wish you’d cut zero Rainie wish attempted on the margin for error in most supercars is actually quite wide but in this it really isn’t constant wondrous things you must be going into a corner you can understand like that 1% too much throttle to correct it got oversteer 1% wrong with the steering you got a spare no electronic driver rates to help you out there’s no Maggie back shopper wrong you’re only round there is a fantastic sweet spot in this thing but even when you find it you’re often too terrified to enjoy the moment to really enjoy it and to find it regularly why you have to be a much better driver than iron I’m not really doing this justice driving it fast there you need to be good but weirdly to drive it at all you don’t happily if you wind the engine down ting 550 horsepower or 450 which you can do using this switch here it becomes a different animal it becomes completely docile come no harder to drive than a Nissen blinker and like the old noble it’s quiet and extremely comfortable it really does write beautifully summing this car up then is hard because let’s be honest there are several very good reasons why he shouldn’t buy one but there is one very good reason why he should you

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