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The Lister SUV - Why?

I mean seriously... WHY!?

I've long been a fan of Lister. I like performance, and I like Jaguar. The Lister XJS was literally THE most exciting XJS money could buy and arguably one of the most exciting cars of its era.

The Lister XJS actually had around 500 Bhp which was mind blowing for the time. It's 7.0 L V12 was and probably still is, THE largest V12 in a production car.

I'm going to stick my neck out and say it, the Lister XJS was a true Ferrari beater in it's day. It was also very exclusive with less than a hundred built!

Okay so?

Well, I want to talk about the latest offering from Lister. In their wisdom, they've decided to produce a tuned, hardcore version of THIS:-

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Image Source: Wiki Commons | https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jaguar_F-Pace_AWD_20d_registered_March_2019_1999cc_02.jpg

This is a Jaguar F-Pace. It's really designed for rich people to ferry their kids to school and possibly for rich 'sporty types' to take bikes, or canoes, or surfboards etc, etc, to somewhere to do some sporting. [Sorry if the nomenclature I've used here seems a bit odd. You'll have to forgive me - I don't 'sport'.]

Here are my thoughts on this gem of an idea...

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My thoughts on the Lister SUV

Now, I can see the fun factor, but I tend to think it's rather limited. The only real argument I can give for the Lister F-Pace is if I won the lottery, I could possibly convince the present Mrs. Stanley to allow me to add one to my fleet of cars, under the guise of it being a nice, practical SUV we could all go on holiday in. I'd just have to make sure she never actually learned what it was....

Martyn Stanley

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Comments (12)

  • I think it's an example of 'why the hell not?' Your argument could easily be applied to the BMW M5; whereby the 5 series is a businessman's commuter car, therefore it doesn't need supercar-rivalling performance.

    It exists because it's crazy. And ultimately, people will fall for it because of that reason. Same with every super saloon, super SUV, estate etc.

      23 days ago
    • That’s true. It can’t be denied there’s a certain amount of pleasure to be had by owning something completely nuts! 🤔

        23 days ago
  • I don't think it would be for me. I have to wait to see what styling modifications Lister changes before knowing if I like it or not. As far as the F-Pace goes, it looks nice for an SUV but it's still just another SUV. Like Aaron said though, "why the hell not?" If you have the money to burn on something you absolutely don't need, that is. Otherwise it's kind of silly. 'Performance SUV' is an oxymoron in my opinion. If people want a high performance SUV, why don't they just buy a high performance estate car? Lower center of gravity means better performance. I would much rather have 'C63 S AMG' Estate or a 'RS6 Avant'. Or even better yet, a Lister version of the Jaguar XF.

      10 days ago
  • I believe the Aston Martin One-77 has a bigger V12 - 7.3 litres.

      23 days ago
    • Really? That’s interesting🤔 it was perhaps the biggest at the time of course! They were a 1990s car

        23 days ago
    • There was also the Mercedes SL 73 which was also 90s I believe. But I'm not sure

        10 days ago
  • This is a SUV, not just a glorified shopping cart or school bus.

      23 days ago
    • But is it? I think the Land Rover Defender (Old one) is a proper hardcore off-roader, but because of such, I wouldn't call it an SUV! Here in the UK, I think that SUV is a commonly percieved to be a soft-roader or Chelsea Tractor. Might be...

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        23 days ago
    • It was the first off-roader that came to mind. Most "SUVs" are just bigger cars and not SUVs

        23 days ago
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