Reimagined Lister Knobbly confirmed for manufacturing
The announcement was quietly made on Twitter by the corporate’s proprietor, Lawrence Whittaker. The illustrations preview an extended bonnet and quick rear overhang suggesting the Knobbly will characteristic a front-mid-engined format and rear-wheel-drive. When it will definitely reaches manufacturing, it will likely be the primary Lister designed utterly in-house within the firm’s 65-year historical past.
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The drivetrain may very well be sourced from Lister’s present initiatives. The corporate is thought for tuning Jaguars, so the brand new Knobbly may very well be powered by a model of the F-Kind’s supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine, that additionally options within the Lister Thunder.
The bodywork is impressed by the traditional Knobbly racers, with ‘humped’ wheel arches and twin aero-fins behind the passenger and driver’s seats. It provides a variety of contemporary design options, too, equivalent to carbon fibre facet skirts, a carbon fibre splitter, LED headlights, huge alloy wheels and a squared-off, side-exit exhaust.
Lister’s present mannequin portfolio is made up of the Thunder, a variety of traditional racers, a handful of efficiency packages for Jaguar F-Kind and a tuned model of the Jaguar F-Tempo, which the agency claims will turn out to be the world’s quickest SUV, with a claimed 0–62mph time of three.5 seconds.
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