Noble Automotive, the Leicestershire-based sports car builder, has sold the manufacturing rights to its M12 cars in the US.
The rights have been sold to 1g Racing, based in Ohio, which will now be able to build and sell the M12 (and M12-based M400) in America.
1g must rename the cars by 15th July 2007, and can modify the design as it sees fit. Noble still retains the rights to the car in the UK – including its name. However, Noble has already stopped production of the M12 and M400, which were built in South Africa.
Noble's owner, Lee Noble, has said that the firm is concentrating on its new model, the more upmarket M15. There are also rumours of another entirely new model.
Judging by Noble's last efforts, they'll be worth waiting for.