Lister step by step light away from view after its roaring success within the Fifties and Sixties. The corporate’s comeback automobile was a 200+ mph supercar based mostly across the Jaguar XJS in 1986 and overseen by engineer and new proprietor Laurence Pearce. The XJS undertaking’s start line was boring out the V12 engine out from 5.3 liters to six.0, setting it up for a 0-60 mph time of 4.5 seconds. That made it sooner than a Ferrari Testarossa. Then, in 1989, Lister created the twin-supercharged 7.0-liter Le Mans specification with 600 hp.
Solely 25 house owners out of 90 with a Lister-Jaguar XJS Le Mans obtained the 7.0-liter improve. Nonetheless, all 90 had the Jaguar slushy automated transmission changed with a five-speed handbook Getrag unit, uprated steering, a suspension system with adjustable gas-filled Koni dampers, and a revised rear subframe association. The Le Mans fashions additionally got here with an aggressive physique equipment and 17-inch wheels. They measured 13-inches broad on the again and 10-inches broad on the entrance.