Back in 2012, Noble released an intriguing image of an M600 Drophead. While such a model has yet to eventuate, the small British supercar manufacturer has revealed that it is currently building a working Noble M600 Drophead prototype.

While speaking with German publication Telegraaf, the company’s managing director Peter Boutwood revealed that the company has received interest in bringing the M600 Drophead to life from existing and prospective future customers. Even though Boutwood confirmed that no decision has been made about production at this stage, it is likely that the prototype will be displayed both publically and privately to drum up support for such a model.

If the car is given the go-ahead for production, it will remain extremely driver focused and would borrow its mechanicals from the coupe.

That means a Yamaha 4.4-litre V8 featuring two turbochargers with variable boost would be fitted. In the coupe, this engine allows the driver to choose from three settings: the comfort setting represents 450 horsepower, the mid-range track setting 550 hp, and the full power or race setting a maximum amount of 650 horses.

The power is transferred via a six-speed twin-clutch manual gearbox to the rear wheels. The Noble sprints from standstill to 100 km/h in just 3.0 seconds and the top speed is 360 km/h. For the Drophead, acceleration may increase but a tenth of two due to the extra weight.

[Via Telegraaf]

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