Lister Unveils First LFT-C Of 10, Develops 666 Horsepower

This is the first LFT-C of ten, a rarefied breed even by Lister standards. Based on the convertible Jaguar F-Type R, pricing for this British bruiser starts at 139,000 pounds sterling.
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A seven-year warranty comes standard, and if you were wondering, countless options are available as long as the customer’s account balance can handle the cost. No fewer than 666 horsepower (675 PS) are developed by the 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine up front, complemented by tire-shredding torque and an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

The noise beggars belief, more so with the top down. Speaking of convertibles, the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante is 6 miles per hour faster, peaking at 211 mph instead of 205. Zero to 62 miles per hour (100 km/h) comes in three and a bit seconds, which is properly quick for a two-door sports car that weighs closer to 1,900 kilograms.

Lister announced that the entire allocation for 2019 is sold out, meaning that new orders will be fulfilled in 2020. “To launch a new car is always a special moment for me, but the LFT-C also finds a place in the history books as the fastest open-top Lister ever made,” said Lawrence Whittaker, the chief executive officer of the Cambridge-based company.

The first-ever example has been designed at the customer’s specification, featuring Nappa leather on the dashboard and roof lining as well as hand stitching and a two-tone color scheme. The big wheels and low-profile tires, however, translate to a bit of a problem on British roads.

Based on the C-X16 concept from 2011, Jaguar introduced the F-Type Convertible in Sundance, London in 2012. The F-Type Coupe then followed in 2013 for the 2014 model year, and the D6a vehicle architecture can trace its roots back to the platform of the XK.

A heavily updated F-Type will be unleashed in 2020, extending the lifespan of the feline from Coventry with a more modern exterior. Changes to the interior and engine bay are also expected, and chances are the supercharged V6 will be replaced by the Ingenium inline-six that Range Rover utilizes in the Sport HSE.
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