The 666bhp Lister supercar, which is based on the Jaguar F-Type SVR, will power its way on to the unique feature piece at this year’s show, which is demonstrating the sheer might of the British automotive industry.
The 5.0-litre Supercharged V8 Lister Coupé goes from 0-100mph in just 6.8 seconds and has a top speed of 208mph. Only 99 models are set to be produced, all coming with bespoke body packages, interior enhancements and suspension and exhaust upgrades.
It will be joined by the Lister Knobbly – a road-legal continuation model of the legendary racer driven by some of the most notable racing drivers of the 50s including Archie Scott Brown, Sir Stirling Moss, Ivor Beub, Bruce Halford and Innes Ireland. 1957 was a truly definitive maiden season for the car winning 12 of the 14 races that year, including the prestigious British Empire Cup.
Lister remains, to this day, unique in being the only automotive company making original specification continuation cars that are eligible for registration and road use. Unlike other continuation specials, which are strictly limited to track use only, the road-legal Lister Knobbly is fully eligible for IVA type approval.
A true testament to the UK’s motorsport pedigree and British ingenuity, Lister was one of the most successful and prestigious sports racing cars of the 1950s, winning at almost every UK circuit in Britain and virtually unbeatable both in the UK, overseas and in the USA; illustrating the British manufacturer’s prowess in the motorsport world. The UK remains at the forefront of the motorsport world to this day, with the high performance and motorsport engineering industry housing approximately 4,500 companies and boasting an annual turnover of £9 billion. Britain also plays host to the current Formula One champions Mercedes and six other teams.
The all-new ‘Built In Britain’ feature will display the very best of British automotive manufacturing and motoring, with a host of vehicles from well-known brands, commemorating the nation where vehicle design and production all take place.
Alec Mumford, Chairman of The Confused.com London Motor Show, said: “Lister was presented with the task of engineering the most powerful and most luxurious Lister car ever and the British marque has not disappointed! Families and fans will be in for a treat when they see this 666bhp supercar and the Knobbly continuation at our show this May.”
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