The Lister LFT-C is a 666bhp drop-top Jag F-Type
The car formerly known as the Lister LFT-666, formerly known as the Lister Thunder, formerly known as the Jaguar F-Type, has morphed guise again. This time, we\’ve got a roadster version of Lister\’s tuned Jag. And it\’s very, very powerful. It\’s called the Lister LFT-C, and the headlines are thus\: 666bhp from the supercharged 5.0-litre V8 \– up from 542bhp in the Jaguar\’s flagship, the F-Type SVR.
That means 0-100kph in \“just over three seconds\” (the coupe managed 3.2sec) and a top speed of over 330kph. You\’ll need something with a McLaren badge to go faster in a British drop-top. Or a Caterham. Or a BAC Mono, if you have no friends. This is more than just an engine tune, though. The upgrades are familiar from the Lister LFT-666 coupe, and they are extensive. A deeper front bumper, bigger rear diffuser, wider rear arches and a new rear spoiler are fitted, fashioned from \– what else \– carbon fibre.`
We\’re told the brakes and suspension have been upgraded, though details are scarce on what exactly has been done to contain the fury of a 666bhp F-Type. There\’s a new exhaust, meanwhile, which has been tuned to \“work perfectly with an open cockpit vehicle.\” Each LFT-C will cost Rs 1.2 crore before bespoke options, which is actually a few hundred quid cheaper than the coupe. Only 10 will be built, each with a numbered solid silver plaque.
Busy times ahead for Lister, then. The company has sold out its 2019 allocation of LFT-666 coupes, and has also promised a 321kph F-Pace SUV, a new Knobbly reimagining, and as far back as 2014, a 1,000bhp hypercar. Oh, and if you fancy the LFT-C\’s handsome show without the hairy 666bhp go, Lister will sell the bodykit and wheels for a standard F-Type (which was hardly lacking punch) for Rs 8.8 lakh.But could you live with the shame?