The Noble M500 has been revealed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed as the brand’s new entry-level model.
At launch, it will have around 550bhp, coming from a twin-turbocharged Ford V6 - the same unit that is used in the F-150 and GT. This leaves a gap of around 110bhp between the M500 and the M600, which was introduced in 2010.
The transmission is a DSG dual-clutch automatic unit, and the car is expected to be rear-wheel drive. It's pitched as a more road-friendly model than the M600 - more akin to the McLaren 570GT than the 570S.
Noble company director Peter Boutwood penned the design, which takes a step away from the M600’s squarer lines, following other modern supercars with a slippery shape and flying buttresses.
The model on display at Goodwood is not a working prototype, but a full-sized model without an interior. Boutwood describes the M500 as being in the early stages of development, so it’s likely that the car won’t reach production until well into 2019.