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Lister Motor Company Receives $4.3 Million Worth Of Orders Within 24 Hours Of Announcing Its 200 MPH Thunder +VIDEO

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Lister Thunder

• With 22 examples of the 99 limited-production Thunders already sold, demand for the remaining Lister bespoke models looks set to be high

• The Thunder is already the fastest-selling new Lister model in the Cambridgeshire Company’s 65-year continuous history

• The limited-production Thunder will make its world public debut at the 2018 Historic Motorsport International at ExCel, London, on Thursday 15th February

• The Thunder supercar will join be joined on the Lister stand at ExCel by the first public display of the aerodynamic Costin continuation model

• Lister - Britain's oldest surviving racing car company - was named the fastest-growing company in the UK’s competitive motor industry business sector in 2017 by leading independent financial analysis specialists, Plimsoll.

LONDON - February 5, 2018: Following The Lister Motor Company’s preview announcement just two days ago of the fastest, most powerful and luxurious car it has ever built in 65-years – the 666 bhp Thunder supercar – the legendary Cambridge-based marque has been inundated with interest, with £3.1million-worth of orders for the model received within the first 24 hours of model’s announcement.

With 22 keen customer orders already placed for the Thunder, priced from £139,950, in less than 24 hours, and ahead of the its exclusive world public debut at Historic Motorsport International, staged at London’s ExCeL from 15th-18th of February, this bespoke model has already become the fastest-selling new Lister in the specialist sports car maker’s 65-year history.

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Lister Thunder
Commenting on the positive early reception to the bespoke Thunder, Lawrence Whittaker, CEO of the Lister Motor Company, says “I am delighted, overwhelmed and gratified by the huge level of interest and excitement the Thunder has already generated. Following the release of the Thunder prototype, the number of phone calls and email enquiries have been bonkers!”

He adds “Securing over £3million-worth of orders within the first 24 hours is a Company record, and I am now even more thrilled to be revealing the Thunder to the world at ExCel on Thursday 15th February, as the car looks even better in the metal, carbon fibre and Nappa leather than it does in the photographs! I’d like to thank Tiff Needell for his epic work on the launch video. As a former Lister racing driver and having watched him on Top Gear and 5th Gear throughout my life, working with him was a dream come true.”

Harking back to this illustrious racing heritage, the eagerly-anticipated Thunder will follow the proud 65-year-long Lister tradition of sports cars based around the superb mechanicals of Jaguar’s finest performance models, with the acclaimed Jaguar F-type providing the all-new Thunder’s base.

While the full specification for the Lister Thunder will remain secret until its London reveal, Lister can confirm that power from the showroom model’s supercharged 5.0-litre V8 has been carefully tuned by Lister’s expert engineers.

The Thunder’s bespoke coachwork enhancements have been carefully overseen by Lister’s CEO and owner Lawrence Whittaker and have been produced to standards that match or exceed original equipment. The carbon fibre front bumper is custom made, with an extended splitter giving greater down force. Lister vents adorn the bonnet and stylish Lister decals fit neatly on the side panels of the car, with the grille centre, decals and callipers exactly matching the interior combination.

The rear bumper is also bespoke featuring a carbon fibre design, which houses the enlarged rear Lister carbon exhaust tips that give a thundery note when pressed. A solid brass Lister badge adorns the rear spoiler, chromed for the best effect. At the front, a beautifully enamelled green and yellow racing Lister badge sits perfectly in the front grille. A carbon fibre bonnet will be available as an option, with a retro-fit carbon fibre kit also to be offered exclusively by Lister for existing Jaguar F-Type models from £19,950.

The Lister’s custom interior is finished in the UK’s most expensive Bridge of Weir Nappa hide, and is available in 36 colours. Lister logos are stitched into the headrests and the seat pattern echo’s the car’s grille. The dashboard, door cards, roof lining and steering wheel are all hand stitched in matching Nappa leather, with the seats, dashboard and roof lining all hand finished with a contrast stitching to match the accents of the exterior.