You, Too, Could Be Stirling Moss in a Recreation of the Lister Jaguar “Knobbly”

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-During the 1950s, legendary race car driver Sir Stirling Moss drove a number of cars for racing team owner Brian Lister. Now that the Lister Motor Company has been revived, the British brand plans to honor Moss and his racing career with a new (old) offering: a limited run of replica racers modeled after the magnesium-bodied Lister Jaguar Knobbly that Moss drove throughout the 1950s, including a 1958 victory at Silverstone.

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Only 10 of these continuation cars will be built, all featuring a handmade magnesium body built to the exact same specification as the original. The engine sump, clutch housing, and differential casings will be made from lightweight magnesium as well. The cars will be built on a steel tube-frame chassis and will each be painted green and yellow to match Moss’s original livery.

To sweeten the deal even further, Sir Stirling will personally hand over the keys to each of the 10 buyers, and provide them with a personal welcome letter.

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Under the hood, each Lister uses a 3.8-liter Jaguar D-Type engine making 337 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, powering the rear wheels through a Jaguar D-type four-speed transmission. Weighing only 1854 pounds, the continuation Knobbly is claimed to be able to hit 60 mph in less than four seconds, reach 100 mph in under 10, and top out at 184 mph—astonishing performance for a car built around 60-year-old technology.

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Other specifications are largely up to the buyer, as Lister says it will build each example in either racing or road-legal trim, and each will get a custom interior. As you can imagine, a limited run of a historic race car doesn’t come cheaply, and these cars are no exception. Prices start at £1 million, or roughly $1.33 million at today’s exchange rate.

Deliveries are expected to begin fall of 2017.

This story originally appeared on Road & Track.


from Car and Driver Blog http://blog.caranddriver.com/you-too-could-be-stirling-moss-in-a-recreation-of-the-lister-jaguar-knobbly/

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