New Lister Thunder Warrants 22 Orders in Just 24 Hours
The new Lister Thunder was purchased by 22 customers just within the first 24 hours after its official unveiling on Wednesday. This has brought the purchase amount close to £3.1 million ($4.3 million).
With 99 models to be produced, and each priced from £139,950 (around $195,000), the company based in Cambridge is confident that this makes the Thunder the quickest-selling model in its 65-year history of existence.
Lister Cars, which is popular for its Le Mans-racing Jaguar D-Types from the 1950s, has made a comeback with this high-performance model of the Jaguar F-Type. It utilizes a supercharged 5.0-litre V8 under the hood, which has been extensively remodeled to reach 666bhp.
Head of sales and marketing at Lister Rory McDonnell said that the vehicle can quickly accelerate from zero to 62mph in 3.2 seconds, 100mph in 6.8 seconds, and a will be able to reach maximum speeds of 208mph. That helps it overpower the fastest F-Type on sale, the SVR, which boasts 567bhp and reaches zero to 62mph in 3.7 seconds.
The Thunder's upgrades include an impressive suspension setup that makes it more agile and green Lister paint covering its exterior. McDonnell said the vehicle will boast sophisticated interior with nappa leather-wrapped seats and bodywork that will be both comfortable and aesthetic.
CEO Lawrence Whittaker explained that this will be the first of many Jaguar brands.
“Like Brabus and AMG with Mercedes and Alpina with BMW, we are hoping to become synonymous once again with tuning Jaguar vehicles, giving customers new enhanced, bespoke performance and design alternatives to Jaguar’s acclaimed model programme,” Whittaker said.
“Although we are not directly affiliated with Jaguar Land Rover, Lister has a Jaguar tuning heritage dating back 65 years. Our new Lister Thunder is the fastest and most powerful Lister ever created. I am utterly proud of what we have achieved, and the Thunder is just the beginning,” he added.