Noble Creator to Launch New Supercar Company, Fenix Automotive Limited
The Noble M400 and M12 are two incredible British supercars, and now their creator, Lee Noble, plans to launch a new supercar company called Fenix Automotive Limited next year.
Fenix Automotive plans to build off Noble’s previous experience with mid-engine supercars to build “one of the most dramatic supercars of the century.” Using a powerful V-8, the new Fenix supercar will easily beat all previous Lee Noble-built cars. This means a 0 to 60 time of well under 4.0 seconds, which is what Noble claimed the M400 could do. An independent tester recorded a time of 3.3 seconds.
With the new car, Fenix will target track day drivers, and its mix of power and handling should prove the car to be quite the competitor. So far, Fenix has only said the car will do 0 to 100 mph in under 7 seconds, putting the new batch of supercars coming out directly in its sights. Unlike some cars with such performance credentials, Fenix says the car will be completely usable on the street as well as a track stormer. All of this will be available for under £75,000 ($126,000), according to Fenix.
“Our new car will offer buyers performance and dynamics they’d normally have to spend well over £100,000 ($168,000) to experience, but at a far more affordable price,” said Noble. “It will combine simplicity, strength, and agility, while its two-seat, closed body will ensure sensible levels of refinement for road use. And thanks to a feature which will be revealed nearer the car’s launch, it will be amazingly practical too, for both track and road users.”
Lee Noble says the car will be ready to launch late next year, but has given no word about the car coming to the U.S. Previous Nobles made it to the U.S. technically as kit cars, so we hope this one makes here, too.