The Return of the King: Reborn 1958 ‘Knobbly’
Built to the exact specifications and details as the original 1958 Knobbly model, Lister Cars' racer made its debut at Autosport International at the NEC Birmingham. This little devil is created to acknowledge the 60th anniversary of Lister.
The charming black beauty is powered by a race-prepared Jaguar D-Type 3.8-litre straight-six engine which pumps out 330 HP. The performance of the reborn Knobbly car matches that of modern-day sports cars despite the fact that it strictly follows the initial design crafted out 55 years ago. The vehicle can speed up from 0 to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds before scoring a top speed of 181 mph.
After receiving overwhelming positive reactions to the limited production of 10 cars which are now sold out, Lister Cars is planning to build additional three individual final models. Each of them are said to mark the exclusive history of the well-known Knobbly.
In relation to this, Lister Cars chairman Lawrence Whittaker said that: "It's a testament to the quality and skill of our workforce and the reverence with which the brand is held that we've been overwhelmed by the response to the reborn ‘Knobbly'. With the limited run of ten cars now sold out, we are looking at creating three individual special final editions, each giving a distinct nod to the incredible racing heritage of the ‘Knobbly'".
By preserving and continuing the legacy of Brian Lister, the founder of Lister Cars, who recently passed out, the company is able to honor his memory in a way that will be remembered.