Jaguar-Based Lister Stealth Revealed, Dubbed 'Britain's Fastest SUV'
27 August 2020 - motor1
The SUV packs a devilish 666 horsepower.
The fastest Jaguar F-Pace you can get from the factory is the supercharged SVR model, which packs a 5.0-liter V8 good for 550 horsepower (410 kilowatts) and 502 pound-feet (681 newton-meters). But when the small British carmaker Lister announced the Stealth earlier this year, based on the F-Pace SVR, it promised even more out of the already potent Jag SUV. Now the Lister Stealth is officially here – and it sounds every bit as good as advertised.
Lister took Jag's supercharged 5.0-liter V8 and bumped it up to 666 hp (497 kW) and 650 lb-ft (881 Nm). Modifications to the engine include new dual supercharger pulleys, custom intercoolers, a performance air filter, a stainless steel quad exhaust system, and a Lister engine management system. All told, the Lister Stealth can hit 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers an hour) in 3.6 seconds and will continue on to a top speed of 195 mph (314 kmh).
Back in April, Lister said the Stealth would be the "world's fastest SUV." But the arrival of the Dodge Durango Hellcat – which manages 60 in just 3.5 seconds – likely changed that. Still, the Lister Stealth is "Britain's fastest SUV," beating the next-best Bentley Bentayga Speed by 40 horses (626 versus 666), three-tenths of a second to 60 (3.6 versus 3.9 seconds), and five mph on the top end (190 versus 195 mph).
In terms of visual modifications, not much has changed. The Stealth is still very much a Jaguar F-Pace underneath, but it does get wild 23-inch wheels, new carbon fiber vents and splitters up front, a unique green surround in the grille, and a brand-new interior. Quilted black leather and green stitching litter the cabin, while Lister branding adorns the headrests.
Buyers in the UK will have to act fast, though, if they want "Britain's fastest SUV" in their garage. The company promises just 100 examples of the Lister Stealth this year, each one at a cost of £109,950 before options (or about $145,000 with current conversion rates).