Production will be limited to just ten units.
Last year, British manufacturer Lister unveiled the Thunder sports car, only for it to be renamed to the less memorable LFT-666. Essentially a Jaguar F-Type on steroids, the LFT-666 is the most powerful model the company has ever made in the company’s 66-year history, packing Jaguar’s 5.0-liter supercharged V8 tuned to produce a devilish 666 horsepower. Following high demand, Lister has announced it’s also building an open-top version aptly named the LFT-C.
Slated to launch this summer, the LFT-C is the most powerful open-top supercar Lister has ever made. Thanks to its Lister-tuned and supercharged 666-hp V8 engine, the LFT-C has a top speed of over 205 mph and a 0-62 mph time of just over three seconds. It will launch the same year as the LFP based on the F-Pace, which has a top speed of over 200 mph.
Each LFT-C will feature unique carbon fiber body panels designed and manufactured by Lister. New parts include a front bumper, front splitter, rear diffuser, rear lip spoiler, rear extended wheel arches, a new grille design, and new lightweight alloy wheels fitted with Michelin tires. Lister has also uprated the suspension and braking system and added a bespoke exhaust system to enhance the sound of the 666-hp supercharged V8 engine.
Every LFT-C will be bespoke, with everything from the wheel design to paint finish built to customer specifications, while the luxury interior has been retrimmed by hand with "the finest UK Nappa hides from Bridge of Weir leather.”
While the LFT-666 is limited to 99 cars, the LFT-C will be an even rarer sight on the road as only ten are being built. Lister says the entire 2019 allocation for the LFT-666 is sold out, but buyers can still place an order for delivery in early 2020. If you already own an F-Type coupe or convertible, Lister is also offering wheel and body enhancements for all Jaguar F-Type models worldwide, with kits starting from just £9,750 ($12,890) for a Lister badge, bumper and wheel upgrade. Cars with only the Lister body enhancements will be known as simply the Lister LFT, with no horsepower denotation added.
"Launching the new LFT-C is a personal triumph, as I have always loved convertible cars, even since my 2nd car, an MG Midget,” said Lawrence Whittaker, CEO of The Lister Motor Company. "While we are famous for cars like the Knobbly and the Storm, the LFT series heralds a new era for Lister and continues our historical enhancement of Jaguar drivetrains, which dates back to 1957. In 2019, we will see the launch of at least two new cars and have also just opened our new £5m headquarters in Lancashire that will be known as the home of the new Lister. There is lots more to come, and we look forward to sharing more news in the near future.”