195mph Lister Stealth is a Britain's fastest, most powerful SUV

Thursday, 27th August 2020, 3:55 pm
Updated Thursday, 27th August 2020, 3:55 pm

Lister Motor Company has unveiled what it says is Britain’s most powerful and fastest SUV.

The Stealth is based on the high-performance Jaguar F-Pace SVR but has been tuned by Lister’s engineers to offer more than 100bhp more than the standard car. 

With its 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine tuned to 666bhp, the Stealth outstrips the standard F-Pace’s 542bhp as well as being more powerful than the Lamborghini Urus, Aston Martin DBX and Bentley Bentayga Speed.

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And with all that power, the Stealth can boast a higher top-speed than any of those other models too, hitting 195mph. On the way there, it will pass 60mph in just 3.6 seconds. 

Lister is famous for taking already powerful Jaguar models and tuning them for even greater performance. 

As with the recent LFT-666 –based on the F-Type SVR – Lister has tuned the engine management system to crank up the F-Pace’s power and torque (now 650lb ft). It has also fitted a custom-made intercooler,  upgraded the supercharger pulleys and fitted a high-performance air filter. To ensure drivers can rein in all that power, the brakes have also been upgraded.

Externally, the Stealth's F-Pace base vehicle is still obvious but with the addition of some fairly aggressive body kit. Some of these, such as the flared wheel arches, side skirts and 23-inch Vossen forged wheels are for added visual effect but Lister has also tweaked the bodywork for practical purpose.  A unique carbon fibre bumper with additional air intakes increases air flow to aid cooling, while a carbon fibre front splitter and rear diffuser improve aerodynamics.

Inside, buyers are able to personalise their Stealth, with a Bridge of Weir Nappa leather interior tailored to their individual specification. Up to 36 individual colour choices are available with a further 90 different stitching options covering all aspects of the cabin from the seatbelts and sport seats to dashboard, steering wheel and roof lining.

Only 100 examples will be built, with prices starting at £109,950, a £35,000 premium over the standard car.

Lawrence Whittaker, CEO of the Lister Motor Company, said: “Creating Britain’s fastest SUV is not without its challenges, but our in-house design and development team have created a truly unique and world-class product with the Lister Stealth.

"The launch of the Stealth continues our track record of creating bespoke, beautiful cars that major on performance, luxury and most of all owner and driver enjoyment, with a price point that significantly undercuts the competitors in this marketplace.”