Lee Noble Is Back With A New Speed Machine… Hardcore Sports Fanatic Will Love This!

Lee Noble founded Noble Automotive Ltd in Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom in 1999. Lee Noble was the chief designer and owner of Noble.

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Noble is a low production company focusing on high speed sports cars with rear mid-engine rear-wheel drive configurations. Previous models include the M12 GTO, M12 GTO-3, M12 GTO-3R and Noble M400. The body and chassis of the Noble is built by Hi-Tech Automotive in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Once the body is complete, it is sent to the Noble factory where the engines, transmissions, etc. are added.

Lee Noble sold the company in 2006, resigned in 2008 and went on to announce his new venture Fenix Automotive in 2009. The company is based at Meridian Business Park near Leicester also in the United Kingdom. Now Lee has announced his latest supercar called the Exile. The exile will be the first of a new line of supercar under the Specialized Sporting Vehicle name.

A much smaller operation than Noble Automotive, Lee says that Specialized Sporting Vehicles will produce 15 to 20 vehicles per year. Lap times and track performance are the focus of the mid-engine Exile, fitted with a 3.5 litre twin turbocharged V6 supplied by Ford. Lee Noble is quoted as saying the new vehicle will be “Bloody quick”. As the vehicle is still under development Lee Noble intimated the Exile will produce approximately 522 horsepower per metric ton.

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The aim is to achieve a 0-60 time between 2.4 and 2.9 seconds along with a top speed of 290 – 305 kph or 180 – 190 mph. The vehicle is being designed to dominate on the track, but also be street legal. The body is a mix of carbon fibre and fibreglass to keep production costs down.

Aluminium is being used for most of the internal structure, Lee Noble sees it as being used for other mid-engine sports cars models which are in the planning stages. Lee Noble says the Exile will be the first of a planned number of vehicles. Sales of the vehicle are due to be direct to customer, this will help keep the price down by leaving out dealerships as this would add to the price, also, this sales model gives Noble a more personal relationship with his customers.