British firm's boss has released an image its new sports car, a modern reimagining of its 1950s racing models
James Attwood, digital editor
14 March 2019

Lister boss Lawrence Whittaker has revealed that the company will build a new version of its classic Lister Jaguar Knobbly sports car.

Whittaker released a rendering of the new car, a modern reimagining of the 1958 racing machine, on social media, adding: “we will build it”. No technical details have been released, however.

The image shows the new Knobbly will be a two-seater maintaining a style close to the original, complete with the distinctive headlights, a long bonnet and a low air intake. Given the design, it seems to retain the front-engined, rear-wheel-drive format.

Lister began building continuation runs of the original Knobbly in 2014, of a track car and a roadgoing model. The latter offered a choice of two six-cylinder Jaguar engines: a 4.2-litre unit and a 3.8-litre race-spec example.

Brian Lister founded his eponymous company to produce sports cars in 1954. In 1957, it developed a machine based around a 3.4-litre Jaguar D-Type with a new aerodynamic aluminimum body. That car also formed the basis for a single-seater car, and they became known as Lister Knobblys due to their sculpted bodywork.

The revived firm, based in Cambridge, recently released the LFT-666 (previously known as the Thunder), a 666bhp reworking of the Jaguar F-Type, and is currently working on a 200mph reworking of the F-Pace SUV named the LFP.

Whittaker, who acquired Lister in 2013, has also revealed plans to develop a sucessor to the Storm supercar of 1993.

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14 March 2019

I can't think of a worse name for a car?

14 March 2019

I really do hate the modern world. Take us back to the glory days, when the world was simple and cars were for men

14 March 2019
escaton wrote:

I really do hate the modern world. Take us back to the glory days, when the world was simple and cars were for men

 

LOL, the world has never been simple, and " cars were for men "? Wow dude, i get the feeling you would have had problems anyway, anytime.

 

 

14 March 2019
In very many ways, I of course agree with you, escaton.

14 March 2019

So, apparently it's an historical name? Erm... Choose another one. 

 

Jeebus. It's beyond bad. 

 

 

MrJ

15 March 2019

Quite like Knobbly actually. At least it's not a number/letter alphabet soup. Looks tasty though, whatever it's called.

14 March 2019

  Not the first Car with an er em unusual name, Porsche, Ferrari to name two had cars with unusual names applied to them , anyone out there know them...?

Peter Cavellini.

14 March 2019
Peter Cavellini wrote:

  Not the first Car with an er em unusual name, Porsche, Ferrari to name two had cars with unusual names applied to them , anyone out there know them...?

Now Peter, you promised everyone here to not capitalize the word "Car" in your not-so-rare posts! 

14 March 2019
Fingers were crossed behind back.

15 March 2019
sevensixty wrote:

Peter Cavellini wrote:

  Not the first Car with an er em unusual name, Porsche, Ferrari to name two had cars with unusual names applied to them , anyone out there know them...?

Now Peter, you promised everyone here to not capitalize the word "Car" in your not-so-rare posts! 

I’ve not be well, must try harder!

Peter Cavellini.

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