At PistonHeads we've become more familiar than ever with Lister's products in recent weeks: be they based on new designs or old ones, the look, sound and speed have ensured memorable experiences. With its new project, though, Lister is taking a very different tangent: the electric car.
The SUV-E is Lister's take on the Jaguar I-Pace, following its F-Type and F-Pace enhancements. Currently pitched as "an opportunity for those interested in electric power to own a truly unique and bespoke electric vehicle", the SUV-E will be produced "pending interest and pre-orders" - it's very early days for the idea, basically.
To that end, details are pretty vague. The carbon fibre you can see here for bumpers, splitters and so on - as well as carbon ceramic brakes, in fact - is used liberally enough to take 100kg from the kerbweight, taking total mass nearer two tonnes. The ride height is lower on adjustable suspension and Lister will also rework software to liberate more power and torque; there aren't specific figures as yet, though it's believed the SUV-E will be capable of a four-second sprint to 62mph. (The standard car EV400 I-Pace does it in 4.5 seconds.)
Like the LFT-666 F-Type and LFP F-Pace, this new Lister will be distinguishable from its more humble Jaguar brethren through an extensive range of material and trim upgrades. The wheels are a new design (and made of titanium), the SUV-E interior will be retrimmed in Nappa leather (with 60 choices for the colour, and 200 for the stitching) and the exterior paint can be "in any colour of your choice". Despite all that, it's easy to imagine many plumping for the traditional Lister BRG with yellow seen in these renderings - this surely has to be the best-looking I-Pace yet, and that includes the race car.
While not yet confirmed, Lister has suggested that the SUV-E will cost in the region of £125,000, or £50,000 more than the current EV400 HSE flagship. Given many I-Paces will leave with a chunk of options, though, and carbon fibre is very expensive, perhaps that's not a fair comparison. Whatever the final outcome, Lister's work is certainly an intriguing take on the Jaguar EV. More details to follow as they're available...