It’s called the Lister LFT-C, and it packs a devilish 666 horsepower

Six months after unveiling the LFP, a.k.a. the fastest SUV in the world, Lister is back in the headlines with another monstrous creation, the LFT-C. The raunchy sports car wears a bespoke interior and packs a heavily modified 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 engine that produces 666 horsepower. It can also sprint from 0 to 62 mph in a little over three seconds, and it’s capable of maxing out at 203 mph. It’s also limited to just ten units, making it far more exclusive than its coupé counterpart, the LFT-666. Oh, and over and above all that, the Lister LFT-C is also a convertible, making it the fastest and most potent convertible Lister has ever created.

The Devilish, 666-Horsepower Lister LFT-C

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For a company that created the LFT-666 and the LFP SUV, Lister had done a great job proving that it has a place in the wild and oftentimes mental world of high-performance vehicles. The arrival of the LFT-C Convertible serves as another reminder of that.

Unlike the “typical” — and I use that word loosely — lot of high-performance convertibles in the market today, isn’t a model that Lister built from the ground-up.

It’s a lot like its coupé counterpart in the sense that it’s based on the Jaguar F-Type R and, for the purposes of its shared existence with the LFT-666, and it uses a lot of the same materials as its coupé sibling. The wheels and the exhaust system are the same. The brakes are the same, too, as is the suspension setup. But even with as many similarities as it has with the LFT-666, the LFT-C is its own car.

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Take that drop-dead gorgeous color scheme, for example. Nothing screams British performance more than a British Racing Green body, and the Lister LFT-C is awash in the good stuff. Throw in the think yellow racing stripes and giant yellow roundels on the doors and you have a car that won’t have to wait for somebody to fall in love with it.

Not surprisingly, the LFT-C’s interior looks just as incredible.

Then again, this is Lister’s game, and it is good at it. Hand-stitched Nappa leather covers pretty much the entire surface area of the LFT-C’s interior. Always the flamboyant type, Lister matched the interior colors to stay consistent with the two-tone body hue. I know that splashy yellow and British Racing Green isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but it sure is mine. It’s eye-catching and flamboyant in a way that isn’t cringe-worthy. Inside and out, the Lister LFT-C looks like a proud British roadster, made by a legendary British marquee using a model from one of the biggest British automakers in the world.

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It doesn’t hurt, too, that the Lister LFT-C is also powered by the same 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 as the model from which it’s based on. In full form, the supercharged V-8 produces a whopping 657 horsepower and 713 pound-feet of torque.

In case you didn’t know, the LFT-C produces 82 horsepower and a staggering 200 pound-feet of torque more than a bone-stock Jaguar F-Type SVR.

Yes, folks, the Lister LFT-C may be based on a high-spec version of the F-Type, but it’s a far more ferocious feline than any model in Jaguar’s lineup. All that ferocity translates to a sprint-to-60-mph time of 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 205 mph. It’s not as fast on the top end as the LFT-666 with its 208-mph top speed, but it will have no problem disposing of the standard F-Type SVR Convertible, which maxes out at “only” 195 mph.

Lister LFT-C drivetrain specifications
Engine 5.0-liter, supercharged V-8
Horsepower 657 HP
Torque 713 LB-FT
0 to 60 mph 3.2 seconds
0 to 100 mph 6.6 seconds
Top Speed 205 mph

The Lister LFT-C is the kind of car you buy if you have the kind of money that you don’t know what to do with. It’s the kind of car you buy if you’re looking to splurge on a one-time purchase with no long-term regrets on why you bought it in the first place. I could go and on about these things, but the truth is, you don’t just buy a Lister LFT-C like it’s a pack of chewing gum. You need to be lucky, too, if you want to get your hands on one. Very lucky.

Unlike the LFT-666 where production is capped at 99 units per year, the LFT-C isn’t as, shall I say, mainstream.

In fact, Lister doesn’t have any plans to put the LFT-C through an annual production run like it does with the LFT-666.

Production is capped at only 10 units — yes, 10 units! — which is cool if not for the fact that with a starting price of $183,000, the LFT-C is actually affordable enough for Europe’s elite to scoop up all 10 units faster than it takes the 657-horsepower to hit 60 mph from a standstill position.

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It’s not that often that a super limited, bespoke, high-performance roadster hits the market. When it does, though, it often captures the heart of the segment. The Lister LFT-C has captured mine, as I’m sure it has yours, too.

Further reading

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The Lister Motor Company has unveiled the first example of its new Lister LFT-C at their Lancashire Headquarters. Carrying chassis number 01, it is the first of just 10 cars to be built for the global market and continues a bloodline of limited-edition supercars to carry the Lister badge.

The Lister LFT-666 coupe, launched in 2018 with production limited to just 99 vehicles, has been universally well received with new cars being delivered around the globe. Requests for an open-top LFT-666 created the concept for the LFT-C, a car giving true supercar performance with the excitement and exhilaration of a convertible, and yet retaining the core Lister DNA of performance and driving precision.

Producing 666bhp from a Lister-tuned and supercharged V8 engine, the Lister LFT-C becomes the most powerful open-top Lister ever built, offering a top speed in excess of 205 mph and a 0-62 mph time of just over three seconds. Taking the fastest open top Lister title from the celebrated Le Mans supercar, the LFT-C is also set to become an instant modern classic with low production volumes, immense pace and stunning looks.

Each Lister LFT-C is manufactured with bespoke Lister carbon-fibre body panels, designed and manufactured in the UK, to give the F-Type increased visual presence and a more aerodynamic profile. These unique additions comprise a new front bumper, front splitter, rear diffuser, rear lip spoiler, rear extended wheel arches and a new grille design with the improved aerodynamic qualities of each aiding the LFT-C to reach speeds in excess of 200mph.

To give the dynamic elements drivers expect from a road-going Lister, the LFT-C uses the same bespoke wheels, exhaust, suspension and braking system as featured on the LFT-666, extensively tuned to suit the characteristics of an open-top supercar. The result is a car that can be enjoyed on both road and track without compromising road comfort or track performance.

While performance is at the heart of any Lister, the new-generation of road cars also puts luxury high on the agenda. The new LFT-C benefits from a handstitched Bridge of Weir Nappa leather interior, created to client specification, covering every element of the cabin, including roof-lining and dashboard.

LFT-C production is limited to just 10 examples worldwide with pricing starting from £139,000, making it the most powerful UK-built convertible on sale at this price point.

Orders are now being taken now, with client consultation available for those who want to take advantage of the unlimited bespoke customer options available.

Warrantywise, the UK’s 2nd largest privately-owned car warranty firm, will be providing extended warranties for the LFT-C and all Lister vehicles, meaning that a 7-year warranty is now available for the LFT-C and across the entire Lister range.

Lawrence Whittaker, CEO of The Lister Motor Company said: “The LFT-666 has been a huge success for Lister, with cars being delivered around the world. Many customers asked for an open version and, as a result, we created the LFT-C. The noise of the 666hp Lister-tuned V8 is incredible with the roof down and the styling adds real aggression to the looks. To launch a new car is always a special moment for me, but the LFT-C also finds a place in the Lister history books as the fastest open-top Lister ever made, overtaking the mighty Le Mans. This is a very special, very exclusive car.”

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