Britain’s longest established racing car manufacturer has unveiled an open-top variant of its F-type-based LFT-666
Lister Motor Company has laid its hands on the Jaguar F-type once again, this time, for the creation of a 666bhp drop-top monster.
In response to customer demand for an open-top LFT-666, the sports car manufacturer set to work to create its most powerful convertible car to date, with an uprated version of the F-type’s 5-litre supercharged V8, body modifications and a bespoke interior.
Under the bonnet, the LFT-C receives tweaks to take power to 666bhp, almost 100bhp more than that of Jaguar’s range-topping F-type SVR. It’s
Alongside the significant bump in power comes the same lightweight wheels, bespoke exhaust and uprated suspension and braking system featured on the LFT-666 coupe. Lister-made carbonfibre body panels are also included, as well as a new front bumper, front splitter, rear diffuser, rear lip spoiler, rear extended wheelarches and new grille design to set it apart from a standard car.
CEO of Lister, Lawrence Whittaker, said: ‘Launching the new LFT-C is a personal triumph, as I have always loved convertible cars, even since my second 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 drivetrains, which dates back to 1957.’
In addition to the production LFT-666 and LFT-C models, the brand also offers upgrades for all standard Jaguar F-type models, with kits starting from $12,970.
Each of the ten cars will be built bespoke to the customer’s specification, both inside and out, and will come with a seven-year warranty. Prices start from $185,000 and the first cars will be on the road this summer.
This article originally appeared at evo.co.uk
Copyright © evo UK, Dennis Publishing