Goodbye massive Jaguar V12s, hello the sound of silence.
Tuning firm and sports car manufacturer Lister might be a foreign name to you, but in recent years they’ve focused on building more powerful, faster Jaguars. Back in the day they built a bespoke Jaguar V12-powered sports car, and now the company is taking a run at the I-Pace EV. It’s a complete tonal shift for the specialist, as their own release shows:
“Whilst at Lister petrol runs through our veins instead of blood, we cannot ignore the interest in electric vehicles, especially as a low-tax company car offering. We are therefore introducing the SUV-E concept based on the Jaguar I-Pace as an opportunity for those interested in electric power to own a truly unique and bespoke electric vehicle.”
To that end, customers can customize the Lister SUV-E to their own tastes, beyond just getting more power. You can get Lister’s I-Pace-derived crossover in a wide range of colors, as well as 60 leather colors and 200 stitching colors.
For the steep $161,000 price tag, though, you do also get some performance upgrades. That MSRP — about $100,000 more than a base model I-Pace — gets you an array of carbon fiber pieces that save about 220 pounds of weight. That includes a carbon fiber hood and spoiler, as well as front and rear bumpers and splitters. Lister also focused on a software update that offers slight bump in power and torque over the standard I-Pace. In all, the company said the E-SUV’s 0-60 time is around 4 seconds, which is fairly similar to the I-Pace’s time.
“More aggressive exhaust sound”
Apart from the performance upgrades, which also includes lowered suspension, titanium wheels and carbon ceramic brakes, Lister says the car also has a “more aggressive exhaust sound”. Wait, exhaust sound? It is still a pure EV, but the sound is meant to comply with regulations.
Lister says it will build limited numbers of the SUV-E, depending on interest. See more below:
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