Lister Motor Company chief Lawrence Whittaker has made public the sports activities automobile corporate’s plan to restore the enduring Storm fashion title on its deliberate hypercar.
The Cambridge-based corporate has restarted automobile manufacturing lately with a track-only game of its maximum respected automobile, the Lister Jaguar ‘Knobbly’ D-Type, adopted through the Thunder, a 208mph road-going sports activities automobile according to the Jaguar F-Type.
Since the revival of the Lister Motor Company in 2014, Whittaker has made no secret of his ambition to construct a hypercar that would take at the likes of Pagani, McLaren and Koenigsegg.
Now it seems that the ones plans are shifting ahead. Strong early pastime within the Knobbly game and the brand new Thunder have strengthened Lister’s ambitions for the longer term, and on Wednesday night the corporate CEO posted a cartoon of a swish two-door sports activities automobile on social media with the accompanying phrases: “A glimpse into the future of Lister… the Storm II”.
Autocar has up to now reported on Whittaker’s eagerness to expand an all-new Lister fashion. The company has sought traders to shop for into the improvement of the automobile, which might be powered through a Jaguar-derived supercharged 7.Eight-litre V12 engine growing round 1000bhp.
The Storm II would goal a Zero-60mph time beneath 3 seconds and a most sensible velocity of greater than 250mph. Both road-going and racing variants of the brand new fashion will likely be made, however manufacturing might be very restricted, in all probability to as few as six vehicles every year, and it might elevate a £2m price ticket.
The unique Storm was once evolved within the mid-1990s through a prior incarnation of the Lister corporate. It used powered through a 7.Zero-litre V12 Jaguar engine and for a few years was once considered the quickest four-seat grand tourer on sale. Race variations competed in staying power racing between 1995 and 2005.
Lister Storm successor is coming, hints British company’s chief