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Lister’s Insanely Fast F-Type Convertible Is Finally Here


This is the first of ten examples planned for production.

It’s been a few months since Lister lifted the wraps off the LFT-C, an open-top version of the heavily tuned LFT-666 based on the Jaguar F-Type. And now the company has unveiled the very first example at its headquarters in Lancashire, UK out of the ten planned for production. That makes it significantly more exclusive than its coupe sibling, which is limited to 99 examples.

The Lister LFT-666 was launched in 2018 and was created after customer requests were made for an open-top version. Under the hood, Lister has extracted 666 horsepower from the F-Type’s supercharged V8 engine, making the LFT-C the most powerful open-top car Lister has built. It’s also the fastest, with a top speed in excess of 205 mph and a 0-62 mph time of just over three seconds. That makes it even faster than the Lister Storm Le Mans supercar.

Each Lister LFT-C features bespoke carbon-fiber body panels designed and manufactured in the UK, giving the F-Type "increased visual presence and a more aerodynamic profile.” Among these unique additions are a new front bumper, a front splitter, a rear diffuser, a rear lip spoiler, rear extended wheel arches, and a new grille design.

The LFT-C uses the same bespoke wheels, exhaust, suspension, and braking system as the LFT-666, extensively tuned to suit the characteristics of an open-top supercar. Lister claims the result is "a car that can be enjoyed on both road and track without compromising road comfort or track performance.”

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Inside, the new LFT-C features a hand-stitched Nappa leather interior that covers every element of the cabin, including the roof-lining and dashboard. Lister is currently accepting orders for the LFT-C, with prices starting at £139,000 ($174,000).

"The LFT-666 has been a huge success for Lister, with cars being delivered around the world. Many customers asked for an open version and, as a result, we created the LFT-C. The noise of the 666hp Lister-tuned V8 is incredible with the roof down and the styling adds real aggression to the looks,” said Lawrence Whittaker, CEO of The Lister Motor Company. "To launch a new car is always a special moment for me, but the LFT-C also finds a place in the Lister history books as the fastest open-top Lister ever made, overtaking the mighty Le Mans. This is a very special, very exclusive car.”