Lister Is Working On A Modern Knobbly, And It Looks Ridiculously Cool

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Lister is a strange company. While best known for building odd Jaguar-based race cars in the good old days, it primarily gets by building modified street car versions of current Jaguar sports cars and SUVs. The company, a few years ago, began offering continuation versions of its famous Knobbly sports racer, and it’ll even sell you a kit to assemble in your own garage. But a couple of days ago, Lister co-owner and CEO Lawrence Whittaker posted a rendering of a modern Lister Knobbly to Twitter.

It’s nothing short of extraordinary.

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There’s no telling exactly what will be under the bonnet of this rolling sculpture at the crux of modern and vintage. The original Knobbly cars were powered by 3.4-liter Jaguar race inline-6 engines, but it would make sense for the modern Knobbly to source its power from a current Jaguar engine, so perhaps the 5-liter V8 in the F-type would be more likely. Lister currently builds a 660 horsepower tuned version of the F-type R, which they call the Lister Thunder LFT-666. Similar power levels in a lighter carbon-heavy open top sports car chassis would certainly be invigorating.

Then again, just over a year ago, Whittaker also teased the upcoming Lister Storm II and nothing more has been heard of that project since.

Via: Autoblog

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