A few months ago we brought you a story on the Lister LFT-666. The British firm says that it was inundated with requests for an open-top version of that model, so it created the Lister LFT-C. Lister Motors press release says that this is its most powerful open-top supercar ever.
Triple ton and then some
The Lister LFT-C is powered by the same Jaguar-based tuned and supercharged V8 engine as its sibling. That means it is good for 490 kW of power with 980 N.m of torque. Lister says the open-top car is capable of accelerating to 100 km/h from standstill in a shade over 3,0 seconds and has a top speed of 330 km/h.
It also boasts the same bespoke lightweight alloy wheels fitted with Michelin tyres, exhaust system, suspension and braking set-up as the LFT-666, and it features a bespoke, hand-stitched interior. LFT-C also features carbon-fibre body panels. Exclusive parts fabricated for this model include the front bumper, front splitter, rear diffuser, rear lip spoiler, rear extended wheel arches and a new grille design.
Every LFT-C will be built to its owner’s unique desires, from wheel design to paint finish. In keeping with the Lister tradition of producing unique and rare cars, the LFT-C production run is limited to just 10 examples worldwide. Each LFT-C will feature a plaque on the engine cover to show it is number in the build sequence.
In his own words
Lawrence Whittaker, CEO of The Lister Motor Company said: “Launching the new LFT-C is a personal triumph, as I have always loved convertible cars, even since my 2nd car, an MG Midget. 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 drive trains, 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.”