It's not that we dislike the faux-spyshot device as a rule. Volkswagen did it to some effect with its new Tiguan SUV. But it's a little trite for our taste. Nonetheless, it's the latest attention-getting strategy of new carmaker Rossion. That is, the US-based sports car builder (and Noble distributor) that's licensed the UK-born Noble M12 to rebadge for the US specialty market. It's looking to drum up support for the new Q1, which when fitted with a recommended 450-horsepower twin-turbocharged Ford Duratec V6 (they sell it sans engine to get past certain regulations) promises to be a fast, lightweight runner that would make Lee Noble proud. So why is it in South Africa? It's to be produced at the same manufacturing facility as the Noble M12 and M400. Pretty sneaky.
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