The Lister LFT-C is what every Jaguar F-Type Convertible dreams it could be

The Lister LFT-C is what every Jaguar F-Type Convertible dreams it could be
Lister just announced a limited run of its LFT-C Jaguar F-Type conversion cars. It made 99 of the coupes in this spec, but now there will be 10 convertibles available for purchase worldwide. The LFT-C name further confuses Lister’s naming for this car, which was initially known as the Thunder, then morphed into the LFT-666, and now these new convertibles are called LFT-C. We would’ve just stuck with Thunder all along and called this one a Thunder convertible.

It makes the same 666 horsepower as the Lister F-Types before it, but that’s still substantially more than the 575 horsepower out of the F-Type SVR. Lister does a lot of its own work to the 5.0-liter supercharged V8 to eke out the extra horsepower on top of what Jag is able to do with its performance division at the factory. The nice part of this aftermarket work is that it still comes with a seven-year warranty from Lister, so it’s similar to a new car powertrain warranty. This should give you some peace of mind when dashing to 62 mph in just over three seconds.

There’s more than just engine work done to the LFT-C, though. Lister has designed its own suspension, exhaust, braking system and wheels to bring the rest of the car up to snuff. Carbon fiber body panels replace everything from Jaguar where possible. Other Lister design touches on the exterior include a new front bumper, front splitter, rear diffuser, rear spoiler, rear wheel arches, a new grille design and lightweight alloy wheels fitted with Michelin tires. Lister is differentiating this 10-car run by adding in a unique interior, but customers can request anything they desire on the customization front.

With so few cars available, it’s unlikely to see one on this side of the world after being manufactured in the U.K. That said, we asked Lister, and they said you can buy one here. Base price for the LFT-C is a cool $182,995, and that’s only where it starts. We’re sure customization options will allow it to skyrocket from there. The price for a base F-Type SVR Convertible is $127,725, so you’re looking at a hefty premium over the donor car for what Lister has to offer. The LFT-C is available to order now.

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