Lister Concept Could be the Next Big Hypercar
In the 1950s, if you wanted to go fast on a racetrack, you raced a Lister. The racing firm and its legendary Lister-Jaguars took wins from the big boys like true underdogs and captivated sports car racing for nearly a decade.Then the small company shut its doors for many years, emerging once again in 1995 and, most recently, for a second time late last year to release its limited run “Knobbly.” But it looks like Lister is planning on sticking around – there’s a new hypercar coming. RELATED: Check out photos of the legendary 1959 Lister Chevrolet
And this is it, at least in its early stages. The reborn Lister Motor Company has announced plans to hitch up in the low-volume hypercar business with this new eponymous concept. As you can tell, it’s a long way off from a finished product, which is why the firm is looking for investors to turn this 200 mph dream into reality.
“We are currently seeking external investors that have the desire to join us on what promises to be an incredible journey, because if we proceed with our ambitious plans, it is fundamental that the entire project is sufficiently resourced in order to deliver a serious, world-beating new product.”
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Lawrence Whittaker, managing director of Lister Cars, confirmed that the new hypercar would cost somewhere in the region of £2 million ($3.2 million), which is frankly a lot of money for a car that isn’t a Ferrari, McLaren, Pagani, or any other high-dollar exotic.
Then again, tiny upstarts like Rezvani and Trion are giving it a try, so why not a heritage racer like Lister? In its first year back from the grave, Lister’s sales have already grossed over $4.8 million on its retro-racing “Knobbly” anniversary car (seen above). That ought to help front the bills for a little while.
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