The newly reconstituted Lister Motor Company has announced plans to resume production after a nearly 25 year absence.

The newly reconstituted Lister Motor Company has announced plans to resume production after a nearly 25 year absence.

Following a "significant investment" by Warranty Wise, George Lister Engineering, Brian Lister Light Engineering and Lister Storm have been combined into the new Lister Motor Company Limited when intends to restart production at a new state-of-the-art facility in Cambridge.

Little is known about the car itself but the company says it will be virtually identical to the 1958 Lister Jaguar 'Knobbly.' It will be eligible to compete in classes up to FIA/HTP Appendix K specification and have "Jaguar D Type-specification engines and D Type gearboxes" that will be supplied by world-renowned experts.

That's a little vague but the company's website indicates the car will be offered with two different engines. The 3.8-liter Jaguar V8 produces 330 bhp (246 kW) and 295 lb-ft (399 Nm) of torque and will enable the model to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 181 mph (291 km/h). The 4.6-liter GM V8, on the other hand, develops 315 bhp (235 kW) and 290 lb-ft (393 Nm) of torque and allows the model to run from 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 168 mph (270 km/h).

According to Warranty Wise CEO Lawrence Whittaker, "Anyone with a fondness for British sports car manufacturing and with an understanding of Lister’s remarkable heritage should rightly be excited by this news. The Lister ‘Knobbly’ was a powerful, giant-killing racing car in its heyday, and with all the expertise we have brought together for this project, I can promise that the new Lister will be a fabulously exciting and desirable car. This is a passionate undertaking for us and we also have some very exciting plans for the future.”

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Lister Motors returns after a nearly 25 year absence