Looks like British boutique car maker Noble is finally starting to work on a production version of the M600 Drophead, first revealed as a concept back in 2012. Latest reports from Birmingham, UK, suggest the company is preparing the first prototypes for testing and development.
The Noble M600 Drophead (Roadster) prototype will also serve as an eye candy to attract potential customers. According to Noble’s managing director Peter Boutwood the company will only make the Drophead if they receive interest from prospective buyers.
That may prove rather difficult, since the existing Noble M600 hardtop has trouble finding customers. The British supercar is a fantastic driver’s car, but the problem is that it costs more than equally powerful but more beautiful and reliable rivals from manufacturers like Ferrari, McLaren, and Lamborghini.
If produced, the Noble M600 Drophead would retain the technical features of the hardtop version; not just because Noble can’t afford to develop a new system, but because it’s a brilliant system consisting of a Yamaha-built V8 which it shared with Volvo XC90 and a six-speed sequential transmission.