British sports car company Lister has been around for six decades, but has always been considered a sort of fringe operation. To change that, the company has announced plans to launch an all-new hypercar that will challenge the likes of the McLaren P1, Ferrari LaFerrari and Pagani Huayra.
Auto Express recently spoke with Lister Cars managing director Lawrence Whittaker, who confirmed the new car would be powered by a massive. 7.8-liter V-12. No complex hybrid assistance here; just a supercharger that helps take power to 1,000 horsepower and drives the top speed up to 250 mph. Lister plans to build both the car and engine entirely on its own. A price tag of £2 million ($3.2 million) is estimated.
“We are not interested in building the fastest car we can, but one that puts the Lister name in the forefront of people’s minds with a world-beating product,” Whittaker told Auto Express.
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