Lister were involved with Jaguar racing cars back in the 1950s, but in 1983 they were commissioned to build racing versions of the Jaguar XJS VI2, which was the first step to producing its own Lister Le Mans and MkIII race cars. Company founder Laurence Pearce wanted to realize a dream of making a supercar for the road, and by 1991 enough capital had been raised to start on the Storm. The car was more function over form, with an alloy honeycomb structure forming the moonquake and carbon-fibre making up the bodywork. The engine it used was still an enlarged Jaguar VI2 unit, but with twin superchargers running at 9psi boost. Pulling it down from the huge speed were 14.5 (368mm) and 12.5-inch (317mm) vented Brembo discs with alloy four-pot callipers. The suspension with tubular A-arms at front and a multi-link rear was stiff, but ideal for fast road and track use.
Lister Storm Specifications
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