The Lister Motor Company has revealed it is currently working to build the world’s fastest SUV.
Based, like most Lister cars, on a Jaguar (in this case the F-Pace SVR), the yet-to-be-named Lister SUV will reportedly be faster than any other SUV before it.
A single image has been released by Lister across its social media accounts, which distinctly depicts a Jaguar F-Pace from the side of the front, with a Lister logo badge in the centre cap and the company’s name badged on the vent.
When queried by a Twitter user whether the Lister SUV would have as much power as its recently revealed Lister Thunder, a 497kW (666bhp) re-worked Jag F-Type, Lister’s official account replied simply with “More!”
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If it were to properly lock down the title of ‘world’s fastest SUV’, the Lister will have to beat Tesla’s Model X, an electric SUV with a combined ‘drivetrain’ output of 568kW/967Nm and a 0-100km/h sprint of approximately 3.2 seconds.
The 2468kg Model X does however have more to haul than the 1800-1900kg F-Pace, assuming Lister hasn’t undergone a mass-diet for the Jag.
Also standing in the way is the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, which has an astonishing top speed (for an SUV) of 289km/h. The F-Pace SVR already comes close with 283km/h, so it’s not unreasonable to expect Lister to smash that figure with more power.
Making more moves since being acquired by businessman Lawrence Whittaker and his father, Lister appears not to be departing from its tradition of tuning Jags.
In a discussion with Autocar, Whittaker said the F-Pace would produce as much as 500kW, and added that a production run of 250 would be planned.
The reasoning for using already-established Jaguar Land Rover products, according to the Autocar report, is for Lister to drum up enough funds to bring about the return of the iconic Lister Storm.