Lister Cars will show a new high-performance model, called the Thunder at the beginning of 2018.
The Cambridge-based company, which is famous claims for its Le Mans-racing Jaguar ‘Knobbly’ D-Types of the 1950s, its new Jaguar F-Type-based model will be able to 208mph.
To produce a modified version of Jaguar’s supercharged 5.0-Liter V8 666bhp, the Thunder is claimed to be capable of 0-62mph beat in 3.2 sec. The fastest F-Type, the SVR, the 567bhp proposes and completes the 0-62mph sprint in 3.7 sec.
Together with the increase in performance, the Thunder also aesthetic changes, including the Lister blinks green while the preview images show a larger front lip, suggesting aerodynamic properties have been added.
The Thunder continues to Lister, the increasing activity after the company returned to building cars with a continuation Knobbly racing car in April 2014. This was described as an “all-new-and-factory-approved” and shall be entitled for entry into FIA/HTP Appendix K historic racing.
Lister has also expressed intentions to produce a £2 million hypercar, and earlier this year with the introduction of a road-legal version of the Gnarled, of which 10 copies were produced, at a price of £225,000.
Lister’s racing program has been last ignited in 1995, when it is in its storm-supercar, a homologation model used a revised version of the Jaguar XJR V12 engine, in the 24 hours of Le Mans.
The storm raced in the event, the top GT1 category against models, including the McLaren F1 GTR and Ferrari F40 LM in the late 1990s, with limited success, but later on it was a race winner in the FIA GT and British GT championship from 1999.