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Lister LFP will be the world’s fastest SUV

Lister LFP will be the world’s...
The Lister LFP is a 670-horsepower supercar for the flexibility-challenged
The Lister LFP is a 670-horsepower supercar for the flexibility-challenged
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Lister LFP: gorgeous interior
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Lister LFP: gorgeous interior
Lister LFP: there's said to be plenty of carbon, but all we can see is the couple of bits in this shot
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Lister LFP: there's said to be plenty of carbon, but all we can see is the couple of bits in this shot
Lister LFP: this is where you're expected to put the child seats. Like cutting skylights into the Sistine Chapel
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Lister LFP: this is where you're expected to put the child seats. Like cutting skylights into the Sistine Chapel
Lister LFP: 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds
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Lister LFP: 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds
Lister LFP: a top speed of 200 mph, even with these aeros
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Lister LFP: a top speed of 200 mph, even with these aeros
The Lister LFP is a 670-horsepower supercar for the flexibility-challenged
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The Lister LFP is a 670-horsepower supercar for the flexibility-challenged

Young families in an extreme hurry can now plonk down US$180,000 for the ultimate supercharged soccer mom mobile. A hotted-up Jaguar F-Pace with 670 horses, it's estimated to the Lister LFP will do 0-60 mph (96.5 km/h) in 3.5 seconds and a max speed of 200 mph (322 km/h).

If we had to take a guess at what's on the priority list for your average SUV buyer, we'd be thinking things like fuel efficiency, how easy it is to put child seats in, dog-friendliness of the luggage area and whether it does that thing where you kick your foot under the tailgate to open it with eight shopping bags in your hands.

Cambridge-based Jaguar tuning shop Lister feels differently, and has gutted the F-Pace's engine bay to make room for what Top Gear UK claims will be a 5.0-liter supercharged V8. Lister, for its part, has only released performance figures at this point: 670 hp (500 kW), 3.5 seconds to 60 mph (96.5 km/h), top speed of 200 mph (322 km/h). These are genuine supercar numbers, despite the LFP having the aerodynamics of a nicely sculpted brick.

Lister LFP: a top speed of 200 mph, even with these aeros
Lister LFP: a top speed of 200 mph, even with these aeros

Is it a sleeper, then? No sir, not with that racing green paint job and its lurid yellow highlights. This is a supercar for people who love everything about supercars except the bum-on-the-road driving position, the cramped interior, the lack of back seats and the whole looking cool thing. It's a supercar for people too big and inflexible to contort themselves into the driver's seat of a Koenigsegg without flashing their knickers at the paparazzi.

The interior is as posh as Victoria Beckham, with leather seats so pretty that you'll want to cover them with a plastic sheet long before you let your filthy, fluid-spouting, lolly-dropping children anywhere near them.

Lister LFP: gorgeous interior
Lister LFP: gorgeous interior

Lister also makes mention of "extensive carbon fiber modifications," but we can't spot any of it in the photos, with the exception of a bit around the gearstick and another small piece of interior trim.

Scant other details are available at this point, with additional details to be drip fed over the coming weeks, although we do have an estimated price tag: UK£140,000 (approx. US$180,000). In America, that's a 20 grand discount from the Lamborghini Urus super-SUV, which can only do a piffling 190 mph (306 km/h) and makes 20 fewer horses. Mind you, it looks a lot cooler than the Lister here, and that's got to count for something.

Source: Lister

4 comments
VincentWolf
It may be the fastest because Tesla limits their SUVs to reasonable speeds but it sure isn't the fastest. The Tesla XUV will blow it away to 100.
WB
Why not buy a Texla X - costs 1/3 less, is lighter, way faster, way more acceleration, chan charge A LOT FASTER, and has way more range and superchargers everywhere. The charger in Jags is the weakest thing.. it's so slow that you can not ever drive beyond the range...
MD
Quick and fast can mean the same thing or different things. Quick, acceleration 0-100km/h is one thing.. Fast, velocity, top speed is another whole feature set. Not sure any Tesla cars are really "fast", quick they are... It is hard to beat electric acceleration, but fixed gearing really limits top speeds. By the time any tuning company gets finished with an SUV, they really are just Unaerodynamic, heavy SV's (or Aerodynamically challenged) with the U taken right out.
stuart05
Some people here don't seems to understand that a V8 isn't an electric power train and if you limit the top speed then it can't claim to be the fastest. I doubt that Ferrari are that worried that Teslas can out accelerate their IC super cars.