The new Lister Thunder, Lister's 666bhp fettled version of the Jaguar F-Type, has been renamed LFT-666 for its 99-unit production run, to fit with the brand's other future models.
Due to be produced in 99 examples with each priced from £139,950, the Cambridge-based company said this makes the LFT-666 the fastest-selling model in its 65-year history. Deliveries start on 1 October.
Lister Cars, famous for its Le Mans-racing Jaguar ‘Knobbly’ D-Types of the 1950s, has returned to new car production with this high-performance version of the Jaguar F-Type. It uses a supercharged 5.0-litre V8 that has been extensively reengineered so it produces 666bhp.
Rory McDonnell, head of sales and marketing at Lister, told Autocar that the car is capable of accelerating from 0-62mph in 3.2sec, to 100mph in 6.8sec and a will have a top speed of 208mph. This comfortably beats the quickest series F-Type on sale, the SVR, which has 567bhp and completes the 0-62mph sprint in 3.7sec.
The LFT-666's modifications include a new suspension setup to enhance its agility and a flashes of Lister green paint on its exterior. McDonnell confirmed that the car will also get a more luxurious interior with nappa leather-wrapped seats, as well as bespoke bodywork. Lister offers several options, including a carbonfibre kit that will cost from £19,950.
CEO Lawrence Whittaker said that the car is the first of several Jaguar models from the brand. Lister will also modify F-Types with a package of Lister badges, bumpers and wheels, with the modified cars being badged Lister LFT, with no horsepower designation. The package costs £9750.