By Mike Torpey on 2018-09-06 - Driving Force news editor and responsible for organising our daily output. He was staff motoring editor of the Liverpool Echo for 20 years.
world's fastest SUV
MONSTER killer performance and faster than most supercars, never mind SUVs.
That's how Britain's oldest surviving racing car company describes its new Lister LFP model.
With 670bhp on tap, an estimated 0-60mph acceleration time of 3.5 seconds and a 200mph top speed, the upcoming LFP is set to become the fastest SUV in the world.
Set for full release in the coming weeks, the newcomer will follow the overwhelming success of the fiery LFT-666 coupe, launched earlier this year.
That offering is already becoming the fastest-selling model in the all-British specialist sports car maker's 65-year history, with first customer deliveries due to commence in October.
Early prospective customer interest in the Lister LFP is already considerable, prompting the company to open its order book now, ahead of the official reveal of the model.
Pricing is set to begin at around £140,000, and there will be extensive carbon fibre modifications to help improve weight reduction and road holding. Final specifications will be confirmed shortly.
Lister chief Lawrence Whittaker said: "I am delighted, overwhelmed and gratified by the huge level of interest, excitement and orders our LFT-666 supercar has already generated in just a few months.
"Based on early indications, our new LFP promises to repeat the success of the LFT-666, and I really can't wait to reveal the world's fastest SUV quite soon."
He adds"We kicked-off 2018 were we left 2017, as the UK'sfastest-growing company in the competitive motor industry business sector, according to leading independent financial analysis specialists, Plimsoll.
"Over the past six months the Lister Motor Company has been working very hard, developing our Tuning Division, starting with modifying the Jaguar F-Type, the Lister LFT-666, and setting up our new headquarters in Lancashire.
"The imminent release of our new monster killer LFP promises to see this healthy situation continue for the remainder of this year, and beyond."
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