20 years ago, the Noble M12 slayed the supercar dynasty
This article originally appeared on Hagerty UK; hence the across-the-pond portfolio of media outlets quoted in this retrospective article. We've sorted the spelling and provided comparative USD figures for a stateside audience. Nowadays, when a car company launches a new product, its well-oiled marketing and PR teams will embrace consumers with a veritable armory of clever promotions, slick ad campaigns, and social media initiatives. https://www.hagerty.com/media/car-profiles/20-years-ago-noble-m12-supercar/
I have wondered, have any of these made it into California? With our strict smog control requirements, I guess not. I would buy one if I could find one in this state. I've only seen photos of these things.
This was one of the coolest cars ever. I got to see one in person back in the mid 2000's. The dude was delivering the car to its owner from the shop that installed the drivetrain. It used the v6 from the Ford Escape and twin turbos. It seems later Noble sold the production rights to Americans and they changed the name to "Rossion", da fuq?!?! That killed the car for me...
I'm betting that you meant to write "slew" in your title, which would imply that the Noble "killed" the opposition, so to speak. "Slayed" means "to have amused," as the Noble is a beast, not to be toyed with unless you are serious and skilled.
@ Hagerty What is your comment suppose to mean that the Porsche 996 had become more muted than the previous 993 model??? As many will attest to the 996 is one of the best all around driving Porsches ever built ! including all the 911s built since..
I have seen this and the Rossion branded version of this car. Looked good, incredible performance. I'd love to see a 2021 update of this exact car. I think this car is just such a perfect little analog high performance sports car.