OCT 31st 2014

Lister planning 1000bhp, 250mph hypercar – is Le Mans calling?

Lister hypercar news

Lister is planning to develop a brand new £2million hypercar that could carry the iconic badge back to contemporary racing, just 12 months after the successful re-launch of the company.

Lister says the new car will feature the ‘very best of British engineering’ and even confirmed the intention to develop a new engine in-house.

The project is in the early stages but a 7.8-litre, supercharged V12 with upwards of 1000bhp is being planned – enough for a 250mph top speed to take on the McLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari.

Lister has released sketches of an aggressive, modern looking design study – with no hint of retro-inspired looks. Instead the project looks set to bring the brand bang-up-to-date, with the team even telling GRR the new car, although predominantly developed for the road, could see the company return to motorsport. Who wouldn’t love to see a new Lister racer line up at Le Mans?

Lister Cars MD Lawrence Whittaker has confirmed he is currently seeking additional investment, with funding already provided by the success of the £350,000 Knobbly recreations, nearly all of which have been sold.

We’ll be eagerly awaiting more details when they come…

Lister hypercar news

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