666bhp Lister Thunder: £3.1 million orders in 24 hours

The new Lister Thunder was ordered by 22 the customers in the first 24 hours that followed his announcement official on Wednesday, bringing the total to almost £3.1 million.

Due to be produced in 99 examples with each one a price of £139,950, the Cambridge-based company said this makes the Thunder one of the fastest selling model in its 65-year history.

Lister Cars, famous for its Le Mans-racing Jaguar ‘Knobbly’ D-Types of the 1950s, has returned to the new car production with this high-performance version of the Jaguar F-Type. It uses a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 that has been extensively redesigned to produce 666bhp.

Rory McDonnell, director of sales and marketing at Lister, said the Coach in which the car is able to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 3.2 sec, 100 mph in 6.8 seconds and have a top speed of 208mph. This comfortably beats the fastest of the F-series-Type of sale, the rate of SVR, which has 567bhp and complete the 0 to 62 mph sprint in 3.7 sec.

The Thunder of the modifications include a new suspension setup to improve your agility and flashes of Lister green paint on its exterior. McDonnell confirmed that the car also enjoy a luxurious interior with nappa leather-wrapped seats, as well as the extent of the body. Lister offers several options, including a carbonfibre kit, which will cost £19,950.

The CEO of Lawrence Whittaker said that the car is the first of several Jaguar models of the brand.

He said: “As Brabus and AMG Mercedes and Alpina to BMW, we are waiting to be synonymous once again with the optimization of Jaguar vehicles, giving customers new, improved and, to the extent of performance and design alternatives for Jaguar’s acclaimed model program.

“Although we are not directly affiliated with Jaguar Land Rover, Lister has a Jaguar optimization tradition that dates back to 65 years. Our new Lister Thunder is the fastest and most powerful Lister ever created. I am completely proud of what we have achieved, and the Thunder is only the beginning.”

The Thunder continues to Lister to the increase of the activity after the company returned to building cars with a continuation Knobbly racing car in April of 2014. This was described as “new and factory-approved” and is eligible for entry into FIA/HTP Appendix K historic racing. Earlier this year, Lister has launched a road legal version of the Knobbly, of which 10 examples were produced, with a price from € 225,000.

Whittaker is also eager to develop a new Lister model. Coach has previously reported its plans for a Lister hypercar will be capable of a sub-3sec 0-62 mph time and a top speed of 250 mph. The new Thunder-it is understood that the brand of the first steps towards its objective of becoming a new car manufacturer.

Lister, a company that was born out of motorsport, the past was a new model, when the Storm careers programme was born. In 1993, the brand created the Storm of the approval of the road model that uses a new version of the Jaguar XJR V12 engine, before taking it racing in the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The Storm ran in the case of the top GT1 class against models like the McLaren F1 GTR and Ferrari F40 LM through the 1990s with limited success, but later became a race winner in the FIA GT and British GT championships of 1999.

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