RE: Lister LFT-C announced with 675hp

RE: Lister LFT-C announced with 675hp

Wednesday 3rd July 2019

First 675hp Lister LFT-C completed | Update

One of only ten cars has been finished and yes, it looks even better for real



Update: 03.07.2019

The first of ten Lister LFT-Cs has been produced, meaning we have ourselves the first actual photos of the finished 675hp drop-top. Reaction to the previous CGI images was positive to say the least, so we’re expecting more drooling now car numero uno has been completed.

For those needing a memory jog, the F-Type-based machine builds on the strong underpinnings of the R with a suitably beefed-up supercharged 5.0-litre V8, able accelerate the LFT-C from 0-62mph in just over three seconds and on to a top speed of 205mph. That, you may have noted, is only 6mph short of the world’s fastest convertible, the DBS Superleggera Volante.

Bigger bragging rights arguably come from the fact the Lister is Β£108,500 cheaper than the Aston, although admittedly an F-Type-based model priced from Β£139k will never sit well with some people. But look at it. It’s a lovely concoction of modern, classic and downright vintage; promising a similar mix of noise and emotion, too. We want one – especially now we’ve seen it for real.






Original story: 20.03.2019


Despite some qualms about the name, there was a pretty positive reaction on PH to Lister LFT-666 when it was confirmed last year - "If you don't like this you need to get to the doctor's surgery. Absolutely epic", being one of many effusive responses. Now, with deliveries of those cars underway and a waiting list into next year, Lister has revealed the next derivative: the LFT-C.

That's 'C' for 'Convertible', Lister doing the logical thing and taking the roof off its 675hp hell raiser. Everything that made an F-Type R into a Lister is carried over, though, which means new wheels, suspensions, exhaust and brakes, plus some outrageous performance claims: 0-62mph is said to take "just over" three seconds, with the top speed in excess of 205mph.


Like the 666, this LFT-C features Lister-built carbon fibre additions as well, the front bumper/splitter combo and spoiler/diffuser at the rear made of it. Lister says the new exhaust that's also back there will "enhance the sound of the supercharged V8" and has been designed to "work perfectly with an open cockpit vehicle." Given the R's Hades-with-a-hangover soundtrack is a big part of that car's appeal, expectations are high for this LFT's aural extravagance.

Inside, each of the LFTs can be configured to the customer's tastes; Lister in fact retrims the entire cabin with Bridge of Weir leather, with "an almost unlimited options list" said to be available.

While there were 99 LFT-666 coupes, Lister will produce just 10 LFT-Cs, each identified by a solid silver plaque on the engine cover. The cost? Β£139,000, or Β£21,000 more than the regular SVR F-Type. Alternatively, the body kit is available on its own for Β£10k, for all F-Types. Lister also says the F-Pace derived LFP will make production this year, with the LFT-C said to be "ready for summer 2019" - get your order in now!





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AndySA

Original Poster:

889 posts

213 months

Wednesday 20th March 2019
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That poor thing is crying out for some additional sidewall for its tyres!!!!! The most ridiculous wheel tyre combo I have seen in ages, totally ruins the look of the car.

GM182

883 posts

175 months

Wednesday 20th March 2019
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Bonkers. I like it.

Porkamoo

13 posts

175 months

Wednesday 20th March 2019
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I thought the coupe was based on the R not the SVR? Is it different for the convertible?

hornbaek

3,210 posts

185 months

Friday 22nd March 2019
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Looks like my Project 7:


scottygib553

240 posts

45 months

Wednesday 3rd July 2019
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No thanks.

Max_Torque

14,538 posts

167 months

Wednesday 3rd July 2019
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What am i missing, looks like an F-type where someone has nailed on some ridiculously large wheels, fitted a smaller s/c pulley and stuck £50k on the price?

The Vambo

3,895 posts

91 months

Wednesday 3rd July 2019
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Max_Torque said:
What am i missing,
Social skills?


Sorry. biggrin

Max_Torque

14,538 posts

167 months

Wednesday 3rd July 2019
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The Vambo said:
Max_Torque said:
What am i missing,
Social skills?


Sorry. biggrin
no your not! (sorry that is.... ;-) )

blue al

152 posts

109 months

Wednesday 3rd July 2019
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Trying too hard,

More stealth, would equal more buyers in my book,

But as I'm not a lotto winner, then perhaps my opinion is of little consequence

A1VDY

1,440 posts

77 months

Wednesday 3rd July 2019
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Seats look similar to the 70,s OAP bead type back massages. These must be making a come back..

sonnenschein3000

604 posts

40 months

Wednesday 3rd July 2019
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love it

drpep

1,269 posts

118 months

Wednesday 3rd July 2019
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AndySA said:
That poor thing is crying out for some additional sidewall for its tyres!!!!! The most ridiculous wheel tyre combo I have seen in ages, totally ruins the look of the car.
Yep, 100% this. Looks wonderful otherwise, but definitely in need of more tire and less wheel.

Krikkit

17,475 posts

131 months

Wednesday 3rd July 2019
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Max_Torque said:
What am i missing, looks like an F-type where someone has nailed on some ridiculously large wheels, fitted a smaller s/c pulley and stuck £50k on the price?
Without the wheels I like it - the paint job and interior are a big lift.

Jay_87

978 posts

154 months

Thursday 4th July 2019
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Looks good to my eyes!

Gameface

11,434 posts

27 months

Thursday 4th July 2019
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Like that a lot (but without all the yellow st on it).

can't remember

887 posts

78 months

Thursday 4th July 2019
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Lister go donk.

TomTVR500

248 posts

111 months

Thursday 4th July 2019
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Not usually my style but it suits the F-Type. Lets face it, it's far too big and heavy to be considered a drivers car anyway. Might as well make it a stand out point and squirt showpiece. I like it!

I'm just short by approximately the full asking price...

Max_Torque

14,538 posts

167 months

Thursday 4th July 2019
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I have a cunning plan!!


Krikkit said:
Without the wheels I like it - the paint job and interior are a big lift.
Gameface said:
Like that a lot (but without all the yellow st on it).
If you two buy one of the Listers, and also standard F-type you can swap wheels and you're both sorted! ;-)


TWPC

670 posts

111 months

Thursday 4th July 2019
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AndySA said:
That poor thing is crying out for some additional sidewall for its tyres!!!!! The most ridiculous wheel tyre combo I have seen in ages, totally ruins the look of the car.
Agreed.

I see quite a few jag I-Paces around my office and am surprised (and pleased, though why do I care?) by the fact that most of them seem to be running on 18s with balloon tyres rather than the 20s.
I guess it means that if I am ever in the market for a used I-Pace I might be able to find one with the wheel/tyre combo I prefer.

I doubt I will ever be in the market for a used Lister, more's the shame.

senninha2

128 posts

131 months

Thursday 4th July 2019
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First dibs on Hornbeaks Project 7 if upgrading to the Lister smile