Lister's Upcoming Storm II Hypercar Could Be Fully Electric

Brian Silvestro
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Photo credit: Lister Cars - Twitter
Photo credit: Lister Cars - Twitter

From Road & Track

Back in the mid-1990s, British racing firm Lister designed a car called the Storm, a 7.0-liter V12-powered homologated race car, of which only four were produced. The Storm had some success in racing, but the road car has long since faded into the history books. Now, it's coming back.

Lister Cars owner Lawrence Whittaker revealed back in 2018 via Twitter his company's plan to bring the Storm back, in the form of a mid-engine supercar dubbed the Storm II.

More recently, the official Lister Cars Twitter account released another image of the Storm II (below), this time a profile rendering. Showing some racy proportions, massive wheels, and a McLaren Speedtail-like rear overhang, it looks to be one serious piece of machinery.

What's more interesting than the rendering, though, is the text below it: "Lister EV super car research." Could it be Lister is developing an all-electric powertrain for its new hypercar? Autocar reported back in 2018 the Storm II could receive a Jaguar-derived supercharged 7.8-liter V-12 making more than 1000 horsepower. Autocar also said Lister is aiming for a 0-60 time of under three seconds, a top speed over 250 mph, and a price tag near $2.8 million. We've reached out to a company representative to clarify, and will update this article when we hear back.

Currently, Lister sells Jaguar F-Type-based LFT-666, the F-Pace-based LFP, and a handful of Sixties Knobbly continuations. There's no word on when the Storm II will make its real-life debut, so we'll have to wait to know more. Stay tuned.

This article, originally published February 22nd, 2018, has been updated with a new image and more information of the Storm II from Lister.

via Autoblog

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