Jaguar F-type-based Lister Thunder 666bhp monster

Lister planning to conjure up a storm Jaguar F-type-based Thunder will be the fastest ever Lister.

Lister has added ‘specialist tuning company’ to its continuation car credentials by unveiling a highly modified Jaguar F-type called the Thunder. Named to succeed the Storm and packing an upgunned 5-litre V8, just 99 of the cars will be made and priced at £140,000 each. The Thunder will boast some 666bhp, with a top speed in excess of 200mph and 0-60mph coming up in a fraction over 3sec.

2018 Lister Thunder - tuned high-performance version of the Jaguar F-Type

2018 Lister Thunder – tuned high-performance version of the Jaguar F-Type

Aside from having an extra 99bhp over the flagship Jaguar F-type SVR, the Lister Thunder is differentiated by custom-made carbonfibre front and rear bumpers, an extended splitter for greater downforce, Lister vents and decals. There will also be a carbonfibre bonnet option.

Lister CEO Lawrence Whittaker said: ‘We came to the inaugural ExCel show last year and it was one of the best shows we have attended – we quickly sold a new Knobbly while on the stand! That is why we have chosen this year’s follow-up event at ExCel to launch the exciting new Lister Thunder, which will mark the first car from our revised Jaguar tuning programme.’

He added: ‘Like Brabus and AMG with Mercedes and Alpina with BMW, we are hoping to become synonymous once again with tuning Jaguar vehicles, giving customers new enhanced, bespoke performance and design alternatives to Jaguar’s acclaimed model programme. Although we are not directly affiliated with Jaguar Land Rover, Lister has a Jaguar tuning heritage dating back 65 years. Our new Lister Thunder is the fastest and most powerful Lister ever created, with a 208mph top speed and 0-100 time of just 6.8 seconds. I am utterly proud of what we have achieved, and the Thunder is just the beginning.’ The Thunder joins the continuation Knobbly variants and Costin in the company’s line-up.

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