This is how the Jaguar XJS should have left the factory or a sport version envisioned from Jaguar themselves. This eye-catching transformation of the Jaguar XJS comes from Lister Motor company. Stripping the fat and the laziness out of the car then adding some curves and uber cool wheels to the exterior and jumping performance to almost double. The Lister 7.0 Le Mans S/C was inline with the Ferrari F40 of the period.
As for the model itself. High marks for GT Spirit for finding us some new specimens to drool over. Yet, it isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, we know that. Clean lines, great paint, and decent detail should resonate with some. This one will become a collector classic in years to come, mark our words. Enjoy the pics!
You really should proof read your text before publishing. The level or grammar in your posts is absolutely awful…comedic in cases! “This how the Jaguar XJS…awful!
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I was excited when I saw this was being made. And then I saw some photos. As usual, GT Spirit have got the shape and proportions wrong. The side profile would be comical if it weren’t so offensive. The nose is droopy, the roof is too low, and it looks like they scaled it in 1/16 behind the B-pillar. Just horrible.
We no authority on the Lister car here, are their variant of the original design?
There were a couple of variations – this is an earlier car – but all were based on the Jaguar XJS so should have similar propertions and overall shape. If you have the AutoArt XJS, put it alongside this and you’ll see what I mean about the bits that look wrong. IMO the iconic flying buttresses look too straight as well.
The later version of the Lister had its rear window fitted across between the buttresses like a fastback (probably because it was better for aerodynamics), had a larger side window that filled the space of the black trim behind the window with glass, and had a different nose – the bonnet comes down to meet the bumper, and the headlights sit further back.