In the ‘90s, most people knew the Lister Company as a popular racing outfit. They prepared racing cars for many mainstream manufacturers like Jaguar, Maserati and Chevrolet. But in the mid-90s, Lister decided to make their own supercar using a highly-tuned Jaguar V12 engine. The idea behind the supercar was to introduce a brutally fast four-seater Gran Turismo coupe.
Also, it had to be able to break speed records and transport passengers in comfort. They named the new model the Storm. It featured a V12 engine producing 550 HP. The engine, which they derived from a Le Mans racer, offered 7.0-liters of displacement. Interestingly, Lister made their own body with a wider track to accommodate the wide tires.
The Lister Storm had lots of scoops and spoilers for better cooling and aerodynamics. At the same time, Lister offered the Storm as a passenger car at almost $450,000, as well as a racing version for private teams. However, despite delivering brutal power with a 4.0 second 0 to 60 mph acceleration time and over 210 mph, only four customers ordered it.