Some Mad Geniuses Are Reviving Classic Jags; Here’s the Latest

You can tell that it's fast because of the way it is

November 21, 2016 9:00 am

Everyone loves a comeback story.

Hence the existence of the Lister Motor Co., a specialty automaker in England that deals exclusively in revivals of classic racers.

Newest to their roster: the Costin.

Back in the ’50s, Lister’s “Knobbly” Jaguars were zippy — albeit very spendy — and used only for racing. Fast forward to a couple of years ago, when the Motor Co. got the greenlight to bring the models back to life. They kicked things of with a continuation of the Knobbly racer, which they dubbed the Stirling Moss Edition.

And now they’re back with the announcement of a second make.

With a little bespoke bodywork and reshaping, the Costin is the Knobbly upgraded and made more aerodynamic. She’ll come packing a straight-six Crosthwaite and Gardiner engine that churns out 337 ponies with a top speed of 170 mph and a four-second sprint time.

The verdict is still out on how many will come off the line. But start saving those pretty pennies now, as each Costin will cost $439k with an additional $15k to make it road legal — which seems like a no brainer. It’d be a shame not to show this beaut off on the open road.

via Carscoops

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