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Lister Jaguar Knobbly Stirling Moss Edition Is the Stuff Dreams Are Made Of

Lister, also known as the carmaker with three thumping great swords inside a yellow and green insignia, is a grizzled company that holds a place of honor in the Automotive Hall of Fame. The latest project Lister has been up to is the awe-inspiring machine you can admire in the photo gallery below.
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Dubbed the Lister Jaguar Knobbly Stirling Moss Edition, the name says it all. Made to the same lightweight specification as the racing car Stirling Moss drove to victory at the 1958 Silverstone Grand Prix, the modern interpretation of the old-school Lister Knobbly will be built by hand from magnesium.

Why has the British brand put so much effort into designing a continuation car that’s built to mirror the original? To put it as simply as possible, no magnesium-bodied Knobbly works car has survived the passing of time. Technically speaking, what Lister is doing here is bringing the dead back from the grave.

All things considered, the Lister Jaguar Knobbly Stirling Moss Edition is more than just the second car ever endorsed by the emblematic racing driver (the first being the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss). Only 10 units will ever be made, each priced from £1 million and finished in green and yellow.

With first deliveries programmed for autumn 2017 and several deposits already put down, now’s high time to get one. What do you get in return other than the only magnesium-bodied car money can buy these days? Well, how about a 337 bhp 3.8-liter straight-six powerplant from Jaguar, upgraded with magnesium casings for the sump, clutch, and differential? I don’t know about you, but 337 ponies in an 841-kilogram (1,854 pound) open-top racer is just about enough for me.

With 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) coming in under 4 seconds and a top speed of 184 mph (296 km/h), this is every bit as exciting as the racecar from the ‘50s. What’s that? The Lister Jaguar Knobbly Stirling Moss Edition still doesn’t float your go-faster boat? Well, maybe Sir Stirling himself can change your mind:

“Brian Lister’s cars were always engineered to an incredible degree. His passion for technical excellence and dedication to staying ahead of the pack was without equal, yet he was always such a complete gentleman. I thrived on that – it was always a real pleasure to drive for him. I wouldn’t put my name to anything that wasn’t the real deal and having been to the factory in Cambridge, I’ve seen first-hand how George Lister Engineering is continuing to use the same skills and techniques that were employed in the 1950s.”


 
 
 
 
 

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