The 670bhp Lister LFV is "the world's fastest SUV"

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As far as highly desirable SUVs go, the effortlessly pretty F-Pace is up there with the best of them. However, British sports car manufacturer Lister clearly thinks looks aren't everything, so it has given Jaguar's 4x4 a hefty power hike.

The firm is remaining tight-lipped about the engine, but it will almost certainly be the same tuned version of the already-potent 5.0-litre supercharged V8 found in Jaguar's hottest models. Lister has used this engine in its uprated version of the F-Type, the LFT-666, where it makes 666bhp.

Lister claims the LFP will get from 0-62mph in 3.5 seconds before topping out at 200mph – astonishing statistics for a large SUV. Aside from the colossal power figure, helping it achieve these numbers is a weight loss programme that comes courtesy of carbon-fibre components.

Want one? Of course you do, but I'm afraid you'll have to cough up £140,000 for the pleasure. Whether the Lister LFP can deliver on its price tag remains to be seen, but on paper it's mighty appealing.

Who is Lister?

Lister is a British sports car maker, which has been around in one form or another for 65 years. It made some incredibly successful race cars in the 1950s, and made a return in the 80s and 90s with some cool if quirky supercars and a GT racing team.

In 2013, the company was bought out and attempts to revitalise the iconic British brand began. Its attempts to create highly tuned versions of Jaguar products appear to be going down nicely with well-off buyers, as the company states the LFP was only possible because of the success of the LFT and the high demand that came when it hinted to potential buyers that it might make an SUV.

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