Based on the Jaguar F-Type SVR, the Lister LFT-666 is pricey, and we mean really, really pricey.
You can look at Lister as something of a Jaguar-tuning specialist and this is the British outfit’s latest creation, the LFT-666. And in case you haven’t guessed it yet the “demonic” name stands for the amount of horsepower it makes.
As is evident, the Lister LFT-666 is based on the already mental Jaguar F-Type SVR, which in standard guise makes a relatively limp-wristed 567bhp. However, we have driven the latter and discovered first-hand how much of a handful it can be on twisty roads. We certainly hope the options list for the Lister version includes emergency underpants.
Lister has reworked the suspension to handle the newfound power better and given the LFT-666 a louder, okay, a much louder new exhaust system. The 5.0-litre supercharged V8 from the standard car has also been heavily poked and prodded to liberate the extra horses.
But the power and the engine note aren’t the most surprising things about this car. It’s the price, and indeed the price of the options. The base LFT-666 costs just shy of AED700,000 and that’s before you add the bells and whistles (not literally). The pricing of the extras makes Porsche’s options list look like a LuLu Hypermarket brochure.
Here goes. You can choose your own exterior paint for a mere AED60,000. Carbon-ceramic brakes? Just AED37,000. A carbon-fibre bonnet? Yours for a piffling AED80,000. Bargain!
There is an upside though, Lister is only making 99 of these cars and if you buy one the company’s website says you’ll “enter the exclusive Lister Drivers’ Club”. Not sure if that’s really an incentive, but hey ho.
Would you spend AED800,000 on this? For AED100,000 less you can get a McLaren 570S, and for about an extra 100 big ones, a Porsche 911 GT2 RS. Would you?