New Lister Knobbly stays true to the design of its predecessor
Lister Motor Co., a company that specializes in the creation of retro-styled sports cars, has taken the wraps off its latest model. Called Knobbly, the car strives to reproduce the trademark design of its namesake prototype dating back to the 1950s.
The project is still very much a work in progress, so not much is known about the technical specs of the car to date. According to Lister CEO Lawrence Whittaker, when the car does premiere, it will be a production-ready sample and not a concept.
Based on the photos, the new Lister Knobbly gets Porsche-styled lights and an all-carbon body kit. It will incorporate an aluminum space-frame chassis and outer body. Customers will be able to choose between two Jaguar-branded engines, a 4.2-liter unit rated at 354 hp / 266 kW and a 3.8-liter one pushing out 334 hp / 250 kW.
Media first learned about Lister's plans to resurrect the Knobbly speedster in 2017. The company said back then it was only going to produce 10 copies of the car.
In 2018, Lister released the LFP super-SUV, marketed as the world's fastest-going utility vehicle with the capacity to reach 322 km/h (200 mph).
Reporter Artem Sukhanov