There’s something inherently evil about a car that has 666 horsepower

We previously knew it as the Thunder, but British sports car company Lister is renaming its Jaguar F-Type-based supercar with a somewhat more appropriate name that reflects its capabilities. So instead of the Lister Thunder, we’re going to have to get used to calling this beast the LFT-666. The model isn’t entirely new; in fact, we’ve discussed it a few times the past, most recently in June 2018. But, apparently, a lot has changed since June 2018. The Lister Thunder now goes by a different and far more fitting name.

It’s Not the Thunder, It’s the LFT-666

The Lister Thunder Gets A Name Makeover, You Can Now Start Calling it The LFT-666
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The name change was made in the name of nomenclature consistency with some of the company’s future models.

What’s in a name? Apparently for Lister, a lot. We’ve already been introduced to the Lister Thunder a few times. Some of us already know what it has and what it’s capable of. But as it turns out, there are still a few things about the supercar that needed some changing, one of which is its name.

Lister CEO Laurence Whitaker broke down the reasons why the Lister Thunder is now called the LFT-666. According to Whitaker, the name change was made in the name of nomenclature consistency with some of the company’s future models. Originally,” Whitaker said, “we named the prototype the Lister ’Thunder’, however, due to future model lineage, all 99 production models will now be known as Lister LFT-666s. It’s a befitting title and one where an intrigued passer-by instantly knows the brake horsepower of each Lister model."

What Whitaker didn’t mention was that “LFT-666” is not only a cooler name than “Thunder,” but the reference to the car’s power output will also lead to references to what the number 666 is more popularly associated with it. No, this isn’t the devil’s car, but the industry’s fascination in using the name and likeness of the being we associate with pure evil is something that has been happening for a while now. Hey, look, it’s the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon!

The Lister Thunder Gets A Name Makeover, You Can Now Start Calling it The LFT-666
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Other than the name change, the LFT-666 has remained largely the same

Other than the name change, not a lot is different from the LFT-666 from the last time we saw it. The car still features a 5.0-liter V-8 engine that’s been tuned to produce 666 horsepower and 720 pound-feet of torque. Those numbers will help the LFT-666 sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds and hit a top speed of 208 mph.

The name change of the Jaguar F-Type-based supercar isn’t expected to dissuade people from placing orders. Interest in the 666-horsepower machine remains high, even as we approach October 1, Lister’s target date for the first LFT-666 to be ready for delivery to the lucky guy who called first dibs on the model. The British automaker only plans to sell 99 units, each at a cost of £139,950. That’s just under $200,000 based on current exchange rates.

Those who will miss out on buying the LFT-666 will receive a lifeline of sorts from the British automaker in the form of wheel and body enhancements for standard Jaguar F-Type models all over the world. This kit includes bumper and wheel upgrades, as well as cosmetic badges throughout the body. The kit costs just £9,750, which converts to just under $13,000. Those who avail this option won’t be able to use the LFT-666 name. Instead, their models will be known simply as the Lister LFT.

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British specialist sports car maker - The Lister Motor Company - revealed its 666 bhp prototype based on the Jaguar F-Type earlier this year and subsequently took a record number of advanced orders. Since then, the limited production UK manufacturer has been busy refining and developing the F-Type even further, making the 666 bhp model the fastest, most powerful and luxurious Lister ever built in the legendary Cambridgeshire marque’s 65-year history.

Today, Wednesday 1st August 2018, Lister is excited to announce important updates to the original prototype launch car. Production models will be designated the Lister LFT-666 and will feature exclusive all-new Lister designed carbon fibre body panels, helping to create a lighter and more aerodynamic vehicle. Exclusive Lister replacement parts include front bumper, front splitter, rear diffuser, rear lip spoiler, rear extended wheel arches a new grille design and new lightweight alloy wheels fitted with Michelin tyres.

By replacing many of the GRP parts of the standard F-Type, Lister has created a lighter and stronger car that offers improved aerodynamics on both road and track with the end result being a much faster car than the standard model. Lister has also re-worked the suspension and some interior parts, including the steering wheel and seat design.

The first 666 bhp Lister LFT-666 order will be ready for customer delivery on 1st October 2018. In addition to the 99 examples of the supercharged 5.0-litre V8, Lister will also offer wheel and body enhancements for standard Jaguar F-Type models worldwide, with kits starting from just £9,750 for the Lister badge, bumper and wheel upgrade. Non-tuned cars with the Lister body enhancements will be known as simply the Lister LFT, with no BHP denotation.

Speaking of the exciting developments of the Lister Motor Company, Lawrence Whittaker, CEO says, “Over the past six months the Lister Motor Company has been working hard on developing our Tuning Division, starting with modifying the Jaguar F-Type. Originally, we named the prototype the Lister ’Thunder’, however, due to future model lineage, all 99-production models will now be known a, the Lister LFT-666, a befitting title and one where an intrigued passer-by instantly knows the break horse power of each Lister model.”

Lawrence continues, “The future of Lister is extremely exciting. We are investing £10million into the Lister Motor Company over the next two years, including a new dedicated 25,000 sq. ft. Lister head office and showroom in Lancashire, creating over 50 new jobs in the local area. We also have more new models to follow soon, including exciting news on our attempt at creating the world’s fastest SUV, which I can announce will be named the Lister LFP.”

An official announcement on the new 25,000 sq. ft. Lister Head Office and Lister LFP will follow in due course.

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