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If for whatever reason you’re finding the 575-hp Jaguar F-Type SVR Convertible to be underpowered, you can always count on Lister to extract more muscle from the 5.0-liter V8. The first LFT-C has been completed to show what you get after spending £139,000 ($174,870 at current exchange rates) on what is one of the most powerful convertibles out there.

Following the 99-unit Lister LFT-666 coupe, its droptop counterpart is significantly more exclusive as production will be strictly limited to 10 examples. It represents Lister’s most powerful convertible ever thanks to a tuned eight-cylinder supercharged mill producing a whopping 666 hp. By packing an extra 91 hp over the standard F-Type SVR Convertible, the LFT-C can cover the sprint to 60 mph (96 kph) in a little over three seconds before topping out at 205 mph (330 kph).

Gallery: First Lister LFT-C completed

There’s more to the LFT-C than the extra power as Lister has also created bespoke carbon fiber body panels, which not only shave off weight, but also make the convertible look meaner while improving aero. Upgrades compared to a standard F-Type Convertible include beefier rear wheel arches and a modified front grille design, while the front bumper and its splitter are also new. At the back, Lister has tweaked the diffuser and has also installed a spoiler lip.

Sourced from the aforementioned coupe version are the wheels, exhaust system, brakes, and suspension. Inside, there’s hand-stitched Nappa leather all over the cabin as it’s been applied even on the dashboard and roof lining. Of course, Lister is offering “unlimited bespoke” options for those willing to spruce up the convertible furthermore.

Aside from tweaking the F-Type, Lister is also working on a 200-mph, 670-hp F-Pace dubbed “LFP” for people who want to upgrade from the SVR version of Jaguar’s first SUV.

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  • Based on the Jaguar F-Type R, the LFT-C is the fastest and most powerful open-top supercar made in Lister’s 66-year history
  • Just 10 LFT-C cars will be built worldwide with each car receiving a numbered solid silver plaque on the engine cover displaying its chassis number
  • LFT-C uses the LFT-666 supercharged Jaguar V8 with 666bhp giving a top speed in excess of 205 mph
  • LFT-666, LFT-C and the forthcoming LFP models will be sold exclusively from the new £5m Lister Headquarters in Lancashire
  • The Lister LFT-C starts at £139,000 with unlimited bespoke options and a 7-Year warranty available. Orders are being taken now

The Lister Motor Company has unveiled the first example of its new Lister LFT-C at their Lancashire Headquarters. Carrying chassis number 01, it is the first of just 10 cars to be built for the global market and continues a bloodline of limited-edition supercars to carry the Lister badge.

The Lister LFT-666 coupe, launched in 2018 with production limited to just 99 vehicles, has been universally well received with new cars being delivered around the globe. Requests for an open-top LFT-666 created the concept for the LFT-C, a car giving true supercar performance with the excitement and exhilaration of a convertible, and yet retaining the core Lister DNA of performance and driving precision.

Producing 666bhp from a Lister-tuned and supercharged V8 engine, the Lister LFT-C becomes the most powerful open-top Lister ever built, offering a top speed in excess of 205 mph and a 0-62 mph time of just over three seconds. Taking the fastest open top Lister title from the celebrated Le Mans supercar, the LFT-C is also set to become an instant modern classic with low production volumes, immense pace and stunning looks.

Each Lister LFT-C is manufactured with bespoke Lister carbon-fibre body panels, designed and manufactured in the UK, to give the F-Type increased visual presence and a more aerodynamic profile. These unique additions comprise a new front bumper, front splitter, rear diffuser, rear lip spoiler, rear extended wheel arches and a new grille design with the improved aerodynamic qualities of each aiding the LFT-C to reach speeds in excess of 200mph.

To give the dynamic elements drivers expect from a road-going Lister, the LFT-C uses the same bespoke wheels, exhaust, suspension and braking system as featured on the LFT-666, extensively tuned to suit the characteristics of an open-top supercar. The result is a car that can be enjoyed on both road and track without compromising road comfort or track performance.

While performance is at the heart of any Lister, the new-generation of road cars also puts luxury high on the agenda. The new LFT-C benefits from a handstitched Bridge of Weir Nappa leather interior, created to client specification, covering every element of the cabin, including roof-lining and dashboard.

LFT-C production is limited to just 10 examples worldwide with pricing starting from £139,000, making it the most powerful UK-built convertible on sale at this price point.

Orders are now being taken now, with client consultation available for those who want to take advantage of the unlimited bespoke customer options available.

Warrantywise, the UK’s 2nd largest privately-owned car warranty firm, will be providing extended warranties for the LFT-C and all Lister vehicles, meaning that a 7-year warranty is now available for the LFT-C and across the entire Lister range.

Lawrence Whittaker, CEO of The Lister Motor Company said: “The LFT-666 has been a huge success for Lister, with cars being delivered around the world. Many customers asked for an open version and, as a result, we created the LFT-C. The noise of the 666hp Lister-tuned V8 is incredible with the roof down and the styling adds real aggression to the looks. To launch a new car is always a special moment for me, but the LFT-C also finds a place in the Lister history books as the fastest open-top Lister ever made, overtaking the mighty Le Mans. This is a very special, very exclusive car.”

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