The first road-legal version of the Lister Jaguar Knobbly is being produced in 10 examples, with each priced from £225,000.
Built to exact original specification (like the £1 million racing version that re-entered production last year), the car has been adapted to conform to British Individual Vehicle Approval tests, so it can be legally driven on the public road.
The road-legal Knobbly offers a choice of two six-cylinder Jaguar engines – a 4.2-litre that borrows its DNA from the original Jaguar XK120’s unit or a race-spec 3.8-litre dry-sump, shared with the racing model and identical to the Jaguar D-Type's powerplant.
The former is described as more docile for road use, although it can still accelerate the car from 0-60mph in 4.7sec, with top speed rated at 160mph.
The latter offers the car’s headline power figure of 330bhp that, when combined with the car’s 787kg weight, gives it a power-to-weight of 419bhp/ton – 6bhp more per ton than the McLaren 540C. 0-60mph takes of 4.3sec and top speed is 181mph. Cars with this engine cost from £295,000.