Following up on the ambitious teaser for its upcoming world’s fastest SUV, Lister Cars has revealed a new image on social media showing off the massive carbon-ceramic brakes that will be tasked with stopping it.
Confirmed by a spokesperson as the follow-up to the Thunder, the new model will likely share the F-Pace SVR’s supercharged 5-litre V8 engine. The massive brakes shown in the image will likely be up to the job of hauling speed off the new model, but it also shows us a new wheel design that was notably absent in the first teaser.
A comprehensive specification has yet to be released for the forthcoming model. However, just as Lister created its recent 666bhp Thunder from Jaguar’s F-type R, it’s likely that for its SUV the company will start with a Jaguar F-Pace SVR, then uprate the running gear to extract the performance necessary to deliver on its bold claim.
Exactly what those upgrades will be we’ll discover soon, but for now we’re guessing the new model will get its powertrain-based modifications from the aforementioned Thunder, including the intercoolers, air filters and a Novitec exhaust – all fitted to the V8.
Lister MD Lawrence Whitaker is quietly bullish that the new SUV will make good on the ‘fastest SUV’ claim. That said, the British marque has stopped short of qualifying exactly what it means by ‘fastest’, so whether this means acceleration, top speed or quickest over a quarter-mile time is currently unknown. Should it be top speed, the Lister will have to topple the 305kph Lamborghini Urus.
When questioned about future products to follow the Thunder and the SUV, Lister did not rule out more Jaguar-based models. This news should come as no surprise, as the company received deposits for 22 of its limited run of Thunders within the first 24 hours of the order book opening.
This article originally appeared at evo.co.uk
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