Mental Jaguar-based Lister might be the new fastest SUV in the world
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British specialist sports car maker Lister has revealed what it claims is the fastest SUV in the world. With a power output of about 500kW, the LFP is said to have a top speed of 321km/h (200mph) and capable of accelerating from 0-100km/h in 3.5sec.
High-performance rivals include the Lamborghini Urus, Porsche Cayenne Turbo, Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S, BMW X5M, Bentley Bentayga W12, Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio and Tesla Model X – all, apart from the W12 Bentley, V6 Alfa and electric Tesla, featuring turbocharged V8 petrol engines.
The Lister Motor Company, the modern incarnation of the famed racing car manufacturer founded by Brian Lister 65 years ago, hasn't been coy with the car's performance figures but stresses that final specifications of the LFP will be confirmed "in the coming weeks".
What is clear is that the car is based on a top-of-the-range Jaguar F-Pace that has received extensive carbon-fibre modifications.
Lister is now taking advance orders for the LFP, with prices estimated to start from about £140,000 (NZ$275,000). The company says that deliveries to customers are due to commence in October.
Lister - Britain's oldest surviving racing car company - earlier this year launched the LFT-666 coupé, which is a modified version of the Jaguar F-Type sports car. It has already become the fastest-selling model in the sports car maker’s 65 years of continuous history.
Lawrence Whittaker, CEO of the Lister Motor Company, said: “I am delighted, overwhelmed and gratified by the huge level of interest, excitement and orders our LFT-666 supercar has already generated in just a few months. Based on early indications, our new LFP promises to repeat the success of the LFT-666, and I really can’t wait to reveal the world’s fastest SUV quite soon.”
The Lister Motor Company was acquired by father and son team Andrew and Lawrence Whitaker in 2013 - a year that marked 60 years since the first Lister racing car, produced by Brian Lister in Cambridge.
To celebrate that landmark, the Whitakers’s first major venture was to announce a run of 10 Lister Jaguar Knobbly "continuation cars", faithful in all respects to the famed original and even produced using the same techniques and tooling. All 10 had secured deposits within four weeks of the announcement.
- Telegraph UK