Renowned racecar builder Lister is back with a beautiful concept that pays homage to the company's most famous motorsports entry: the Knobbly.
While maybe not as well known as some of its rivals from the Golden Age of sports car racing, the Lister “Knobbly” was nevertheless a strong contender against the likes of Ferrari and Aston Martin.
Powered by Jaguar engines sourced from the D-Type, the Knobbly was driven by drivers such as the great Stirling Moss to great effect in the mid- to late 1950s.
Lister has already produced a set of continuation models built to the exact specifications of the original race cars, including a special “Stirling Moss Edition” built with a magnesium body.
This new vehicle, however, features a modern drivetrain and a sharp, new body, while still maintaining the curves around the wheel arches that earned it the “Knobbly” name.
A few modern touches include the carbon-fibre aero pieces, as well as the massive wheels shod with low-profile rubber. Side pipes are still present as on the original, and a windshield is lacking like on the old car, too.
(Not too many other automakers would risk leaving something like that out, save for Ferrari and its new throwback offerings, the SP1 and SP2.)
Powering the sports car will be a—oh, wait, we don't know yet. But we will eventually,
because even though this is only a concept car, Lister has promised it will build it.
It doesn't seem too far out of reach for the vehicle to perhaps once again use Jaguar power, however, and we can think of a few good supercharged V8s that that brand currently makes.