Noble Automotive Ltd., a British company known for its low-production-run sportscars, was founded by Lee Noble in 1999. In its time, the company has produced several variants of the high-performance M12, but it was the M600, released in 2009, that left behind the idea of computer-aided driving. For £200,000, buyers got an analog design that stripped out amenities such as ABS and traction control to focus on precise handling and power. The car tested driving skills with a 650 horsepower, 4.4 liter V8 twin-turbo engine and a carbon fiber body, providing acceleration from 0- 62 in 3.5 seconds, and a top speed of 225 mph. With only 50 built annually, buyers knew they were getting something special. In 2007, 1G Racing bought the distribution rights to the M12 and M400 and released its own copy, the Rossion Q1, for the North American market. In late 2006, Lee Noble sold Noble to American Peter Dyson, an enthusiast and Noble owner.