And yes, it has a manual.
Only 75 examples of this British supercar exist in the entire world and now one of them is for sale. The Noble M400 is the type of supercar rarely built these days. It has no creature comforts to speak of and lacks any modern infotainment tech, which makes sense considering production took place in South Africa from 2004 until 2007. It's an analog supercar from yesteryear that one publication described as offering Ferrari Enzo performance at the price of a Porsche 911.
The M400 is powered by a transversely-mounted mid-engine Roush-mapped twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 with a total of 425 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. This engine, minus the modifications, was also found under the hood of the first generation Ford Fusion and Mazda 6.
For the M400, all of that power is routed to the rear wheels through a Getrag six-speed manual transmission. Safety features like ABS brakes, stability control, traction control, and airbags are non-existent here. Performance? Try 0-60 mph in around 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 202 mph. Yes, those are nearly Ferrari Enzo times. Curb weight comes to 2,337 pounds.
Not so surprisingly, the M400 is the track variant of the Noble M12, though it's perfectly street legal. But unlike the M12, the M400 boasts a front anti-roll bar, unique shocks, stiffer springs, and a few minor exterior differences. Inside you'll find a three-point seatbelt and a five-point harness but, again, this thing is pretty bare bones. And if the M400 looks somewhat familiar to you, then there's a good reason for that.
You see, Noble's dealer in the US later obtained production rights and continues to build and sell it as the Rossion Q1. But it's the M400 that's far more desirable for collectors, and this is a great chance to get one.
Mecum Auctions is offering this one-owner 2007 Noble M400 at its October event in Dallas, Texas and it has just 8,500 miles on its odometer. In fact, it's had just one day of track use. It features an Alcantara-covered interior, extra blue and red seat inserts, Sparco bucket seats, and a complete service record history. It appears to have been very well maintained having undergone service just last year. No estimated price range is provided, but it originally cost about $95,000 when new.