British tuning company Lister has confirmed to build an open-top two seater inspired by the original Lister Knobbly race car.
The original Knobbly was built in 1950s and was famously driven by Stirling Moss in numerous races, including the victory at Silverstone in 1958. Lister previous teased an image of the new Knobbly last month, but company owner Lawrence Whittaker has just announced over Twitter that the new model is not just a concept but will actually be built. The overall design follows the originally Knobbly but its even more aggressive and sleeker. There are also modern touches such as carbon fibre aero components and large alloy wheels.
With Lister’s close relationship with Jaguar as they have been tuning them for decades, it is a natural guess that the new Knobbly could be powered by Jaguar F-Type’s supercharged 5.0-litre V8 – the same engine being found on the Lister Thunder. We will wait for the full revelation on this one.