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The New Lister Stirling Moss Edition Is The Ultimate In Lightweight Track Specials

Surely we're not alone in thinking this is way cooler than a 991 GT3 RS?

For many people, the Lister name might be an obscure one. It's likely that many of you were introduced to the brand at the turn of the century, via the Lister Storm in Gran Turismo 2. However, the firm is far older one than that, with a heritage that stretches back to when it was a rival to compatriot racing chassis builders like Lotus in the 1950s. In fact, Lister in its current state still builds historic-spec racing cars, with this new 'Stirling Moss Edition' being the latest in a long line of Lister competition models.

Officially called the "Lister Jaguar Knobbly Stirling Moss," only 10 examples of these old school cars will be made, with Lister stating that prices start at (when converted from Brexit-bruised British pounds to US dollars) an eye-watering $1.3 million. It's a phenomenal amount of money, but there are a few ways that help justify it. The body and chassis is all hand made, for instance, and the legend that is Sir Stirling Moss will personally hand over the car to you when you come to pick up the finished item. It's also worth pointing out that a lot of magnesium (a material that's as light as it is difficult to work with) is used in the Lister Knobbly - the bodywork, differential casing and even the engine sump are crafted from the stuff.

Another expense justifier is that this is the only way anyone in the world can actually race a genuine lightweight Lister Knobbly. Yes, Lister did manufacture examples in the past, but none have survived to the present day. So, as these Stirling Moss edition cars can be homologated for FIA-approved historic race events, they'll mark the first time a lightweight Lister Knobbly will have turned a wheel in anger on the race track since the late 1950s. All of a sudden, that extortionate MSRP suddenly doesn't look that bad - especially when you remember that contemporary rivals from Aston Martin, Maserati and Ferrari cost considerably more to buy at auction. If we were being really cheeky, we'd probably say it represented 'good value!'

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