Lister LFT-C revealed as 205mph F-Type convertible

Lister has announced the LFT-C, a convertible version of its LFT-666 Jaguar F-Type.

Only 10 cars will be produced and it will become the fastest open-top supercar in Lister’s 66-year history when it arrives later this year.

On sale from £139,000 and with “an almost unlimited options list”, the LFT-C builds on the F-Type Convertible with a Lister-tuned, supercharged V8 engine producing 666bhp. Lister claims a 0-62mph time of less than three seconds, and a top speed in excess of 205mph.

The car gets the same bespoke suspension and braking systems as the LFT-666, while the custom exhaust system has been acoustically tuned with open-top driving in mind. Each model will have a solid silver plaque on its engine cover denoting its exclusive 1/10 status.

Inside, the LFT-C is retrimmed in handstitched Nappa leather, with customers able to choose any combination of wheel and paint colours when ordering their car.

“Launching the new LFT-C is a personal triumph,” said Lawrence Whittaker, Lister motor company CEO. “While we are famous for cars like the Knobbly and the Storm, the LFT series heralds a new era for Lister and continues our historical enhancement of Jaguar drivetrains.’

The LFT-C and forthcoming LFP SUV, a fettled version of the Jaguar F-Pace SVR capable of 200mph, will be displayed at the company’s new £6m headquarters in Blackburn alongside the LFT-666 coupé, which is now sold out for 2019. Lister limited total production to 99 cars, with only 2020 deliveries still available to order.

Although not directly affiliated with Jaguar, Lister has been tuning Jaguar cars for its entire history, and currently provides existing F-Type owners with cosmetic upgrade packages as well as its own modified models.

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