9. Noble M600
Top Speed: 225 mph – The Nobel M600 might be the most toned-down looking supercar there is and the fact that it is powered by a Volvo engine doesn’t help either. But the top speed sticker of 225mph is a good enough reason to slot it with the big boys. When Nobel Automotive entered business in 1999, the motoring world wrote it off saying it was just another pretend British company building cars in the shed which could go out of business any day. But company has done reasonably well and continues to build supercars in limited numbers out of its Leicester facility. The M600 is the Nobel’s sixth model and was introduced in 2010 and is hand built with stainless steel and carbon fiber. But the car is devoid of a lot of electronic aids and despite its impressive numbers, it’s very hard to test the M600 to its limits.
How does it do it? Though it is powered by a Volvo engine which may sound ridiculous, but the 4439 cc Yamaha-derived V8 engine has been tuned to produce a maximum output of 660hp. The driver can also choose the horsepower delivered to the wheels with the help of a button which has three settings. As per estimates, the M600 can reach up to 225mph and it goes from 0-60 in 3.2 seconds which is quite impressive.
Price – The Nobel M600 is sold in the United States with a starting price of $450,000.