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03 August 2018

The 666bhp Lister Thunder now has a less interesting name

Lister's carbon-clad Jaguar F-Type is renamed LFT-666

Stephen Dobie
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This is the Lister LFT-666. If you think it looks a lot like the Lister Thunder, that’s because it’s the same car, just in its full production spec and with a less interesting name.

‘Thunder’ was brilliant not only because it sounds, well, brilliant, but because it followed Lister’s last road car – the Storm – rather neatly. LFT-666 sounds far more like the product code for one of its valve caps, and it’s hard not to feel a weeny bit disappointed at the name change.

“Originally, we named the prototype the Lister ‘Thunder,” says Lister boss Lawrence Whittaker. “However, due to future model lineage, all 99-production models will now be known as LFT-666, a befitting title and one where an intrigued passer-by instantly knows the horsepower of each Lister model.”

Indeed, the car has a lightly demonic 666bhp, produced by the same 5.0-litre supercharged V8 as the Jaguar F-Type it’s based upon, just heavily turned up. Lister has also replaced a number of the F-Type’s body panels with carbon and fitted its own lightweight alloys.

Lister has also teased its LFP model, a Jaguar F-Pace-based model that’d we’d previously been told would be called Lightning. Which rather makes us wonder what future model lineage ‘Thunder’ and ‘Lightning’ are being saved for. Lister’s long-promised 1,000bhp hypercar, perhaps? We do hope so…

Tags: jaguar, f type, svr, f pace



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