Historic British brand Lister teases "hypercar"

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Earlier this year we brought you news about the revival of historic British brand Lister, a brand that dates back to the 1950s and produced a supercar called the Storm during the early ‘90s.

Originally, the revived Lister was to produce recreations of the brand’s famous Knobbly racing car, campaigned by drivers such as Stirling Moss in the '50s, but it appears it will launch some modern cars as well, including possibly a new "hypercar."

Yes, the modern Lister, led by Lawrence Whittaker and his father Andrew, have announced plans to launch a high-end performance model that it says will return the brand to the “leading edge of low-volume sports car manufacturing in the U.K. as well as Asia and North America.”

The project is still at a very early stage but these teaser sketches show that the design of the new Lister will be influenced by the previous Storm supercar, of which 90 were built for road use and a handful more for GT racing.

Lister says the new car will have a price tag of £2 million (approximately $3.2 million), putting it into the same category as the world’s most potent supercars—at least in terms of pricing—such as those from Bugatti and Koenigsegg. In other words, it’s going to need world-beating performance.

The company is currently seeking investors for the new project.

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