Lister Motor Company announced today the pricing and specs of the Road-Going Lister Knobbly, the first original specification continuation car to be fully eligible for IVA type approval. The retro-modern sports car will be available from June 2018 with two different engines and price tags that will cause the stoutest of men to tremble.
Okay, let’s cut to the chase. The road-legal Lister Knobbly with a 4.2-litre 6-Cylinder engine will be priced at £225,000, while the one with 3.8-litre with Dry Sump will be priced at £295,000. That means you have to categorize the Knobbly as a collectible exotica to make sense of its price – since they are only making 10 units – because God knows the performance figures are nothing to write home about. The fastest model accelerates from 0-60mph in just 4.3 seconds and has a top speed of 180 mph. You can get those from a 50 grand sports car these days.
Commenting on the introduction of the new road legal Lister Knobbly, Lawrence Whittaker, CEO Lister Motor Company, said: “I am really proud and excited that the Lister Motor Company has succeeded by being the first, and to date the only, specialist sports car maker to engineer and launch a fully road legal version of a racing continuation model. This is a hugely important step for us, making Lister the first to be able to offer our enthusiastic clients the excitement and thrills of driving a historically significant race car on the road. Our new road legal Knobbly also paves the way for more future road-going Lister models too.”