Lister Thunder renamed LFT-666 for manufacturing (News)

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The LFT-666’s modifications embrace a new suspension setup to boost its agility and a flashes of Lister inexperienced paint on its exterior. McDonnell confirmed that the automotive may even get a extra luxurious inside with nappa leather-wrapped seats, in addition to bespoke bodywork. Lister affords a number of choices, together with a carbonfibre equipment that can value from £19,950.

CEO Lawrence Whittaker stated that the automotive is the primary of a number of Jaguar fashions from the model. Lister may even modify F-Sorts with a package deal of Lister badges, bumpers and wheels, with the modified automobiles being badged Lister LFT, with no horsepower designation. The package deal prices £9750. 

Speaking earlier than the automotive’s renaming, Whittaker stated: “Like Brabus and AMG with Mercedes and Alpina with BMW, we hope to turn into synonymous as soon as once more with tuning Jaguar autos, giving prospects new enhanced, bespoke efficiency and design alternate options to Jaguar’s acclaimed mannequin programme.

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“Though we aren’t straight affiliated with Jaguar Land Rover, Lister has a Jaguar tuning heritage courting again 65 years. Our new Lister Thunder is the quickest and strongest Lister ever created. I’m completely pleased with what we’ve achieved, and the Thunder is just the start.”

The LFT-666 continues Lister’s rising exercise after the corporate returned to constructing automobiles with a continuation Knobbly racing automotive in April 2014. This was described as “all-new and factory-approved” and is eligible for entry into FIA/HTP Appendix Okay historic racing. Earlier this yr, Lister launched a road-legal model of the Knobbly, of which 10 examples have been to be produced, priced from £225,000. The automotive was ordered by 22 prospects within the first 24 hours that adopted its official announcement earlier this yr, which introduced the order complete to simply shy of £3.1 million.

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The corporate may even produce the LFP, what it describes as “doubtlessly the world’s quickest SUV”, based mostly on the 542bhp Jaguar F-Tempo SVR. An analogous suite of efficiency and aesthetic upgrades was prompt in a preview of the automotive proven within the spring. 250 items might be produced. 

Whittaker can be wanting to develop an all-new Lister mannequin. Autocar has beforehand reported his plans for a Lister hypercar that can able to a sub-3sec 0-62mph time and a high velocity of 250mph. The brand new LFT-666 is known to mark the model’s first steps in the direction of its purpose of turning into a brand new automotive maker.

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Lister, an organization that was born out of motorsport, final produced a brand new mannequin when the Storm racing programme was born. In 1993, the model created the Storm homologation street mannequin that used a reworked model of the Jaguar XJR’s V12 engine, earlier than taking it racing at the 1995 24 Hours Le Mans.

The Storm raced within the occasion’s high GT1 class in opposition to fashions together with the McLaren F1 GTR and Ferrari F40 LM via the late 1990s with restricted success, however it later grew to become a race-winner within the FIA GT and British GT championships from 1999.

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