Does the world need another thousand-horsepower, twelve-cylinder, seven-figure hypercar? Probably not. At least not with the likes of the Pagani Huayra and LaFerrari already out on the scene. But we're not going to complain if another storied European marque wants to get in on the action.

That company is Lister, a British automaker with roots running back 125 years that specialized in lightweight Jaguar- and Chevy-powered roadsters for road and race. The company slalomed in and out of solvency from the 1960s to 80s, and briefly reemerged (in part) in the early 2000s. Lister finally brought all its disparate elements back together last year to revive the legendary Knobbly continuation D-Type, and has received more demand than it anticipated. And now the company is setting its sights on something more ambitious.

Auto Express reports that Lister is planning a new hypercar to take on those aforementioned hypercars (not to mention the Bugatti Veyron, McLaren P1 and Koenigsegg Agera) with a 7.8-liter supercharged V12 kicking out 1,000 horsepower for a top speed in the neighborhood of 250 miles per hour. The initial design sketches indicate a front-engine layout (as opposed to the mid-engine setups of its target rivals) in a form more similar to the Aston Martin One-77 or Ferrari F12 Berlinetta – only more so.

Just what the engine would be based on remains to be seen, but the proportional displacement wouldn't be far off Jaguar's 5.0-liter V8 that also comes in supercharged form. The finished product would cost around £2 million, equivalent to over $3 million at today's rates (give or take a margin equal to a Ferrari 458).

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