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Lister builds on Jaguar F-type for 200-mph Thunder supercar

Lister builds on Jaguar F-type...
Lister's all-new Thunder boasts a 666-bhp 5.0-liter supercharged V8 and a 208-mph top speed
Lister's all-new Thunder boasts a 666-bhp 5.0-liter supercharged V8 and a 208-mph top speed
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Lister's all-new Thunder boasts a 666-bhp 5.0-liter supercharged V8 and a 208-mph top speed
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Lister's all-new Thunder boasts a 666-bhp 5.0-liter supercharged V8 and a 208-mph top speed
The Thunder's  21-inch dished wheels and wide Michelin Supersoft XL tires contribute to its menacing stance
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The Thunder's  21-inch dished wheels and wide Michelin Supersoft XL tires contribute to its menacing stance
Only 99 examples of the Thunder will be produced, each adorning a price tag of £139,950 (US$198,721)
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Only 99 examples of the Thunder will be produced, each adorning a price tag of £139,950 (US$198,721)
The Lister Thunder features bespoke carbon-fiber front and rear bumpers and an optional carbon-fiber bonnet. This carbon-fiber package can also be retro-fitted to the standard F-Type
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The Lister Thunder features bespoke carbon-fiber front and rear bumpers and an optional carbon-fiber bonnet. This carbon-fiber package can also be retro-fitted to the standard F-Type
Door projectors with the Lister logo
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Door projectors with the Lister logo
Green stitching adorns the Thunder's luxurious Nappa-leather interior as a nod to the Lister logo
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Green stitching adorns the Thunder's luxurious Nappa-leather interior as a nod to the Lister logo
The Thunder's features the F-Type's 5.0-liter supercharged V8 with upgraded  supercharger pulleys, custom intercoolers, an upgraded air intake and exhaust and a Lister ECU tune
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The Thunder's features the F-Type's 5.0-liter supercharged V8 with upgraded  supercharger pulleys, custom intercoolers, an upgraded air intake and exhaust and a Lister ECU tune
The Lister Thunder is the company's fastest and most powerful road car in its 65-year lineage
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The Lister Thunder is the company's fastest and most powerful road car in its 65-year lineage
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Britain's Lister Motor Company has rolled out its latest Jaguar-based sportscar, the Thunder. Touted as the most powerful, and most luxurious road car in Lister's 65-year history, it is based on theJaguar F-Type and boasts that car's supercharged V8 and a bespoke exterior andinterior.

The Thunder's 5.0-liter supercharged V8 generates a devilish 666-bhp (497 kW) and a blistering 721 lb-ft (977 Nm) of torque, improving on the Jaguar F-Type SVR's (Jaguar's most powerful F-Type model) 568-bhp (423 kW) and 517 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque. This is thanks to upgraded supercharger pulleys, customintercoolers, an upgraded air intake and exhaust and a Lister ECU tune. These upgrades will allow it to go from 0-60 mph (96.5 km/h) in 3.2 seconds on the way to a top speed of 208 mph (335 km/h).

The Thunder's  21-inch dished wheels and wide Michelin Supersoft XL tires contribute to its menacing stance
The Thunder's  21-inch dished wheels and wide Michelin Supersoft XL tires contribute to its menacing stance

To make it stand out from a regularF-Type, the Thunder is fitted with a bespoke carbon-fiber front bumper and splitter,fluro-green striping around the front-grille, bespoke carbon-fiber rear bumper,optional carbon-fiber bonnet and Lister badges. This carbon-fiber kit can alsobe retrofitted to the standard F-Type for £19,950 (US$28,350).

Housingthe car's upgraded brakes and suspension is a set of dished 21-inch wheelswrapped in Michelin Supersoft XL tires, which gives the Thunder a menacingstance.

Green stitching adorns the Thunder's luxurious Nappa-leather interior as a nod to the Lister logo
Green stitching adorns the Thunder's luxurious Nappa-leather interior as a nod to the Lister logo

The luxurious Nappa-leather interior isavailable in 36 colors and features stitched Lister logo's on the headrests andhexagonal green-stitching on the bucket seats to mirror the front grille. The Lister logo-green stitching also adorns the dashboard, door-cards, roof lining and steering wheel.

Only 99 examples of the Thunder are being produced, each sporting a price-tag of £139,950 (US$198,700).Lister will unveil the car at Historic Motorsport International in London thismonth.

In the meantime, check out the video below of the Lister Thunder withracing legend, Tiff Needell.

F-Type Modified by Lister that sounds like thunder

Source: Lister

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1 comment
guzmanchinky
Am I missing something? What is the point of top speeds over 200? Or even 150, which you might see on the Autobahn on a rare traffic free day?