Iconic British sports car maker Lister has revealed full details and pricing for its recreation of the classic Lister Jaguar 'Knobbly' race car.
The new continuation model of the Lister Jaguar D-type, nicknamed 'Knobbly' due to its muscular bodywork, will cost approximately £300,000 in race specification. A road-going version will also be offered, priced at around £311,000.
Lister says the cars will provide "an all-new, factory approved, entry into FIA/HTP Appendix K historic racing, without the risk of buying non-factory recognised, replica cars which may prove to be ineligible".
A company spokesman said that Lister only intends to manufacturer around 10 cars a year, as increased demand would require a considerable rethink with regards to the logistics of production. It's claimed that 50 per cent of the current annual production capability is already sold.
It's hoped, however, that the new car will help bring the Lister brand back into the public eye and allow the company to develop a sound financial platform, from which it could "explore all-new designs".
The spokesman also told Autocar that the company's managing director, Lawrence Whittaker, "is intent on exploring future possibilities".
"Whittaker loves cars and recognises that the Lister brand has collateral and is desirable, particularly with regards to historic racing," added the spokesman. "If the business proves profitable, he would look at exploring the idea of bringing the Lister name back to the contemporary market."
The new Lister Jaguars will be powered by the same Jaguar D-type engine used in the original cars. Lister states that the 3.8-litre engine, in race specification, will produce 330bhp and 295lb ft of torque.