Lister reveals plans for Hypercar
Sports car maker, Lister, announces plans to build a £2 million Hypercar and is seeking investment to deliver a “world-beating product”.
ICONIC BRITISH CAR MAKER, the Lister Motor Company which relaunched in 2013 and made a return to sports car manufacturing with its ‘Knobbly’ sports racing cars, has announced it will launch a new “highly sophisticated Hypercar”. Lister has expressed a desire to launch the car (low-volume) in the UK, North America and Asia.
Lawrence Whittaker, Managing Director at Lister Cars, says: “Our aspiration has always been to return the Lister brand to the forefront of people’s minds. The ‘Knobbly’ project has firmly established that the Lister name still has enormous good will and we know we have a brand with a lot of marketable collateral attached to it.
“Over the coming years our ambitions are to create a world beating brand new Hypercar with a list price of somewhere in the region of £2million. We are currently seeking external investors that have the desire to join us on what promises to be an incredible journey, because if we proceed with our ambitious plans, it is fundamental that the entire project is sufficiently resourced in order to deliver a serious, world-beating new product.”
As well as international success achieved by the original Lister team in the 1950s, Lister returned to the market in 1989, under the management of Laurence Pearce, who launched the Lister XJS 7.0 V12, selling 90 of the £115,000 cars. Pearce went on to build the Lister Storm Le Mans car, enjoying huge success in GT racing and building four 200mph Storm road cars at a retail price of £350,000. Brian Lister, the founder of the original company, has fully endorsed the recent re-launch of the business and remains an enthusiastic advisor to the new management team.