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Lister LFT-666 preview: ‘The cars from Cambridge are back’

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Lister LFT-666 preview: ‘The cars from Cambridge are back’


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Powered by Guardian.co.ukThis article titled “Lister LFT-666 preview: ‘The cars from Cambridge are back’” was written by Martin Love, for The Observer on Sunday 21st October 2018 05.00 UTC

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Lister LFT-666
Price
£139,950, lister.com
Engine 5-litre V8
0-60mph 3.2 seconds
Top speed 208mph

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Formidably fast and driven by racing’s most famous drivers, the cars developed by Brian Lister in the 1950s were a force to be reckoned with on the circuits of Europe and America. Known simply as the ‘car from Cambridge’ or the ‘knobbly’ on account of its curvaceous bodywork, the Lister battled it out against the likes of Ferrari, Maserati, Jaguar and Mercedes – and often on a shoestring budget. Having briefly risen to fame again in the 90s with the mighty Le Mans XJS and V12 Lister Storm, Lister is once again a name on the lips of motor enthusiasts. The company was bought by Lancashire businessman Lawrence Whittaker, along with his father, in 2013, exactly 60 years after the brand was first founded. Now they have revealed their latest model – the LFT-666. Based on the superb Jaguar F-Type, the carbon-clad coupé will be powered by a fearsome engine and have a top speed of 208mph. The power unit is a highly tuned version of the already devastating Jaguar 5-litre supercharged V8. Its 666 brake horsepower will make it devilishly quick. The car will cost a lot more than the F-Type, but for that you get a host of bespoke body and interior enhancements. You also get the chance to boast that you drive a Lister. Just 99 cars will be produced in total, so there won’t be many of you out there.

Email Martin at martin.love@observer.co.uk or follow him on Twitter @MartinLove166

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