British sports car maker Lister is to produce its fastest model ever.
The limited-run Thunder supercar, which uses a Jaguar F-Type as its base, will have a top speed of 208mph and hit 100mph in just under seven seconds.
While the full specifications for the car will remain secret until its reveal at the Historic Motorsport International event in London on February 15, Lister has said the power will come from a 666bhp-tuned version of Jaguar’s supercharged 5.0-litre V8.
Only 99 examples of the £139,950 Thunder will be produced.
Other features include a carbon-fibre front bumper with an extended splitter for increased downforce, and a carbon-fibre rear bumper that houses the enlarged Lister carbon exhaust tips – the firm says these give a thunderous note when pressed.
A carbon-fibre bonnet will be available as an option.
Lister has also made several changes inside the car. A custom interior is finished in Bridge of Weir Nappa hide and available in 36 colours.
The dashboard, roof lining and steering wheel are all hand-stitched in matching Nappa leather, with contrast stitching to match the accents of the exterior.
The release of the new model marks the 65th anniversary of work starting on the first Lister car.
Founded by Brian Lister, the Cambridge-based firm has had strong ties with Jaguar since its early days.
Its iconic Lister-Jaguar ‘Knobbly’ sports car – an aluminium-bodied racer powered by a Le Mans-winning Jaguar D-Type 3.4-litre, straight-six engine – enjoyed notable track successes when raced by Stirling Moss, among others, in the late 1950s.