Lister Cars Ltd
Automotive Car manufacturer of United Kingdom From 1986 on
In 1986 the Lister brand was brought back to life by British engineer and financier Laurence Pearce.
First they operated as a tuning company that partially converted the Jaguar XJS for racing. This is how 90 tuned vehicles were created in the mid-1980s. The financial success of this activity led to the construction of a new Lister in 1990. The Lister Storm GT , equipped with a Jaguar V12 engine, was built from 1993. First planned as a racing car, there was also a street version in 1993. At the start of the new FIA GT Championship , the Lister Storm GT was even the dominant vehicle there at the end of the 1990s.
Jaguar's superb V 12 engine has never been short of power, but the emphasis has always been towards refinement rather than the extraction of top end bhp. Like- wise, the steering and suspension tends to favour soft touring rather than hard charging. The modifications wrought in the Lister XJ-S are designed to change that. The V 12 can be persuaded to yield 482bhp in 6-litre form by replacing crank, rods, pistons, etc, whilst retaining standard block, plus heads in modified form. Transmission may be either a 5-speed Getrag or the GM400 auto with a quick shifter, whilst handling is sharpened up with uprated spring and dampers, harder bushes and geometry changes. Retrimmed and body kitted, the Lister also visually announces its new found muscle in some considerable style.
Top seed 178 mph - 0-60 (mph) 5.4 seconds - Torgue 490 - BHP 482 - Engine 5995 CC V12
With the construction of the Lister Storm LMP for the big class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans , the small company took a significant risk that exceeded their capacities. The LMP was never able to match the successes of the GT sports car, and further development remained piecemeal due to the concentration on the Le Mans project. After early failures in 2005 and 2006 , Lister refrained from further assignments from 2007.
In the same year, an SUV based on the Jaguar F-Pace was presented with the LFP . The LFP is powered by the five-liter supercharged engine, which has a maximum output of 499 kW (679 hp). This should accelerate the vehicle to 60 mph (96.5 km/h) in 3.5 seconds. The manufacturer specifies the top speed as 200 mph (321.9 km/h) The Storm GT's homologated street version has a 7.0 L (6996 cc) Jaguar engine.
In 2018, the manufacturer presented the LFT-666 , a 99-piece limited model based on the Jaguar F-Type Coupé . The sports car is powered by a five-liter supercharged engine that has a maximum output of 490 kW (666 hp). In March 2019, the model was presented as a convertible limited to ten units. Today, the company continues to build a track-only Le Mans-type prototype racer, the Lister Storm LMP, with a modified Chevrolet V8 engine.