Global steel and engineering business, Liberty House Group, part of the GFG Alliance, has been commissioned by Leicester-based sports car manufacturer Noble to provide the advanced steel tubular chassis structure for the iconic M600 British supercar.
Two of Liberty’s businesses – Hub Le Bas and Liberty Pressing Solutions – are collaborating to deliver a number of 100% custom built chassis to Noble’s exacting requirements.
In order to meet the precise requirements of the Noble M600, Hub Le Bas, a leading UK stockholder and national distributor of steel tube and other related steel products, is providing steel tubes in four different grades: stainless, electric resistance welded, structural hollow sections and cold drawn seamless. These are then further engineered in-house using the company’s latest state-of-the-art tube laser cutting machines.
The ready tube components are subsequently delivered to Liberty Pressing Solutions, one of UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of pressed components, assemblies and vehicle chassis. The business, which specialises in bespoke chassis production and assemblies for niche and luxury vehicles, then hand-builds the steel structures for the Noble M600 cars to the client’s specification.
This latest announcement reaffirms Liberty’s commitment to combine its overall expertise in the steel sector with the specialist knowledge and engineering skill required to deliver high-end engineering solutions.
Chief Executive of Liberty Industries Group, Douglas Dawson said: “We’re proud to be working with Noble, for which high quality and the ability to serve each customer as an individual is paramount. The appointment is also a testament to Liberty’s commitment to quality, attention to detail and ability to provide supercar customers with a solution that helps them excel in their own markets.
“We have a wide ranging set of skills and expertise throughout our group and work hard to deliver enhanced solutions for new and existing clients. We will also continue to build our vision for an integrated engineering business that offers advanced engineering products year-on-year.”
Speaking about the appointment of Liberty Industries Group, Peter Boutwood, Managing Director and designer at Noble, said:“As a manufacturer of supercars renowned for their handling and performance, we at Noble Automotive have always concentrated on design.
“The bedrock of an “analogue” car (one that does not take advantage of computer led driver assistance) is the chassis. This vital and exacting piece of the manufacturing process is the foundation of a great handling car. Therefore it is absolutely paramount that the chassis is manufactured with skill and attention to detail. Finding people who share our philosophy for meticulous detail and precise engineering was not an easy task, so we are delighted to have Liberty on board.”
The £230,000 Noble M600 is a 650bhp V8 twin turbo supercar hand-built in England by a small team of craftsmen. Designed to offer a more rewarding driving experience, the Noble M600 boasts a super lightweight full carbon body and interior. Weighing in at just under 1200kg giving the M600 an impressive power to weight ratio of 558bhp per tonne and a top speed of circa 225mph.