United Kingdom is a house of many iconic car manufacturers, be it the Aston Martin or the Jaguar. While people are always looking upto these brands, a relatively unknown yet successful brand is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Established in 1954, Lister Cars is a British Sports Car manufacturer which became famous for its involvement in the Motorsports.
To commemorate the 60th anniversary, Lister has revived one of the most iconic racer of its time, the Knobbly, in a road legal form. The sportscar Knobbly was first built in 1958 and was built using a Jaguar D-Type XK 3.8 litre engine. Built using the same 1958 specifications, the manufacturer is astonished to see the response from enthusiasts and is further planning to build three final editions.
Lister used Jaguar cars to build his sportscars and hence all his models used to have a Jaguar engine. Knobbly was no different and it housed a Jaguar sourced 3.8 litre inline six-cylinder Le Mans-specification engine, which will do its duties on the current model. The engine is capable of producing 330hp of power which enables the car to reach 0-100 kmph in 4.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 290kmph.
What made Lister Knobbly an iconic car was its design, which was radical in many ways. The sportscar will retain the design philosophy of yesteryear and mix it with the performance of today's cars.