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Tiff Needle Lister Storm
Tiff Needle Lister Storm
Published: 2009/02/09
Channel: nez349
Extremely rare British supercar Lister Storm roadcar walkaround [Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014]
Extremely rare British supercar Lister Storm roadcar walkaround [Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014]
Published: 2014/06/30
Channel: StyleNL
The monstrous LISTER STORM V12 : incredible noise !
The monstrous LISTER STORM V12 : incredible noise !
Published: 2012/06/30
Channel: gtrmaxvdb99
Lister Storm GT v Chrylser Viper GTS-R - FIA GT 2001
Lister Storm GT v Chrylser Viper GTS-R - FIA GT 2001
Published: 2015/10/22
Channel: BOSSCARS
Tiff Needell with the Lister Storm
Tiff Needell with the Lister Storm
Published: 2008/02/08
Channel: Bart Stroobants
Gran Turismo 4 - Lister Storm V12 Race Car HD PS2 Gameplay
Gran Turismo 4 - Lister Storm V12 Race Car HD PS2 Gameplay
Published: 2016/03/24
Channel: xTimelessGaming
Lister Storm V12 : VERY LOUD NOISE !
Lister Storm V12 : VERY LOUD NOISE !
Published: 2008/01/02
Channel: gtrmaxvdb99
24h Spa 2002: The start (Part 1) Ferrari 550, Lister Storm, Viper, Porsche,... Pure sound!
24h Spa 2002: The start (Part 1) Ferrari 550, Lister Storm, Viper, Porsche,... Pure sound!
Published: 2009/08/01
Channel: gtrmaxvdb99
Gran Turismo 3 - Lister Storm V12 Race Car
Gran Turismo 3 - Lister Storm V12 Race Car '99 160,000HP PS2 Gameplay HD
Published: 2017/03/27
Channel: xTimelessGaming
McLaren F1 GTR v Lister Storm GTL v Sintura S99 GT1 - BGTC FIA GT 1999
McLaren F1 GTR v Lister Storm GTL v Sintura S99 GT1 - BGTC FIA GT 1999
Published: 2015/10/21
Channel: BOSSCARS
Driving Passions - Lister Storm
Driving Passions - Lister Storm
Published: 2016/03/22
Channel: MrPabsUk
Lister Storm v12 VS Jaguar XJR-12
Lister Storm v12 VS Jaguar XJR-12
Published: 2011/10/20
Channel: RaptorNick27
Gran Turismo 2 - Lister Storm V12 HD Gameplay
Gran Turismo 2 - Lister Storm V12 HD Gameplay
Published: 2015/10/25
Channel: xTimelessGaming
1993 Lister Storm
1993 Lister Storm
Published: 2013/04/10
Channel: Ion Kayak
Lister Storm
Lister Storm
Published: 2007/11/27
Channel: MIKEROCKENFELLER
[HSG
[HSG's] GranTurismo 7 Car Wishlist - #28 - Lister Storm V12 Road Car
Published: 2016/03/22
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GRAN TURISMO 6 [HD] Car Check #011 Lister Storm V12 Race Car
GRAN TURISMO 6 [HD] Car Check #011 Lister Storm V12 Race Car '99
Published: 2015/02/27
Channel: GameCoreRacing
GTR 2 - The Oncoming Storm (Lister Storm @ Enna Pergusa)
GTR 2 - The Oncoming Storm (Lister Storm @ Enna Pergusa)
Published: 2017/04/11
Channel: Jimmy Broadbent
Lister Storm V12 road car @ Goodwood FoS 2014
Lister Storm V12 road car @ Goodwood FoS 2014
Published: 2014/06/28
Channel: ::: HammerStudiosGaming :::
1995 - Le Mans - A Lister Storm and Williams David spins in the wet
1995 - Le Mans - A Lister Storm and Williams David spins in the wet
Published: 2010/02/10
Channel: lemanslegend
GTR2 Lister Storm Sebring Race
GTR2 Lister Storm Sebring Race
Published: 2012/04/24
Channel: heheani
Carros Raros #1: Lister Storm (English Subtitles)
Carros Raros #1: Lister Storm (English Subtitles)
Published: 2016/10/17
Channel: Gearhead Brasileiro
Gran Turismo 3 - Lister Storm V12 Race Car
Gran Turismo 3 - Lister Storm V12 Race Car '99 PS2 Gameplay HD
Published: 2016/12/06
Channel: xTimelessGaming
Battle Lister Storm GT2 vs Dodge Viper GT2 Competition Coupe Racing at Barcelona
Battle Lister Storm GT2 vs Dodge Viper GT2 Competition Coupe Racing at Barcelona
Published: 2017/01/02
Channel: VirtuaSportsCars
Dreadful GT-Crash - Dogde Viper GTR-S vs. Lister Storm
Dreadful GT-Crash - Dogde Viper GTR-S vs. Lister Storm
Published: 2013/08/30
Channel: RCrashTV
lister storm
lister storm
Published: 2007/04/05
Channel: Yogesh Gawas
FIA GT Hockenheim 2004 - Saleen, Lister Storm and more
FIA GT Hockenheim 2004 - Saleen, Lister Storm and more
Published: 2009/04/26
Channel: MPZRACEVIDEO
1997 - Le Mans - A Lister Storm GTL spins off at Virage Ford
1997 - Le Mans - A Lister Storm GTL spins off at Virage Ford
Published: 2010/03/14
Channel: lemanslegend
(GT6) Lister Storm V12 Race Car
(GT6) Lister Storm V12 Race Car '99 - Exhaust Video
Published: 2015/03/08
Channel: North Degree
Lister Storm V12 Race Car
Lister Storm V12 Race Car '99 HD PS2 Gameplay | Gran Turismo 4 (GT4)
Published: 2016/11/27
Channel: Speedster17 - Gran Turismo
Gran Turismo 2 - Mid-Field Raceway - Lister Storm V12 - ePSXe 1.8.0
Gran Turismo 2 - Mid-Field Raceway - Lister Storm V12 - ePSXe 1.8.0
Published: 2012/12/24
Channel: Jan ツ
Lister Storm - MrRod787 © R e l i c s
Lister Storm - MrRod787 © R e l i c s
Published: 2011/05/09
Channel: MrRod787
GTR 2 Test Drive - 2004 Championship Round 1 at Monza in Lister Storm
GTR 2 Test Drive - 2004 Championship Round 1 at Monza in Lister Storm
Published: 2016/06/09
Channel: Inside Sim Racing
Crash Chrysler Viper GTS-R with a Lister Storm
Crash Chrysler Viper GTS-R with a Lister Storm
Published: 2008/07/10
Channel: gtrmaxvdb99
GT3 - Lister Storm V12 Race Car (2147483647 MPH)
GT3 - Lister Storm V12 Race Car (2147483647 MPH)
Published: 2016/08/04
Channel: MrSmashboy28
GT5 Lister Storm Great V12 Sound - Nurburgring 24h Night Lights
GT5 Lister Storm Great V12 Sound - Nurburgring 24h Night Lights
Published: 2012/11/20
Channel: FormulaKimball
ON BOARD LISTER STORM ON TUMAREI Ring SHORT.avi
ON BOARD LISTER STORM ON TUMAREI Ring SHORT.avi
Published: 2010/02/05
Channel: sglingla
GTR 2 Lister Storm Race @ Sebring 10 Laps
GTR 2 Lister Storm Race @ Sebring 10 Laps
Published: 2013/07/07
Channel: heheani
Lister Storm V12 Race Car
Lister Storm V12 Race Car '99
Published: 2010/12/29
Channel: 3dparks
24h Spa 2002 : Ferrari 550, Lister Storm, Chrysler Viper,...  [part 2]
24h Spa 2002 : Ferrari 550, Lister Storm, Chrysler Viper,... [part 2]
Published: 2017/02/05
Channel: gtrmaxvdb99
Fia Gt1 2005 Spa Lister Storm
Fia Gt1 2005 Spa Lister Storm
Published: 2013/03/30
Channel: RennsportvideoTV
Gran Turismo 3 - Lister Storm V12 Race Car
Gran Turismo 3 - Lister Storm V12 Race Car '99 PS2 Gameplay HD
Published: 2016/09/20
Channel: xTimelessGaming
GT5 Lister Storm V12 Sound - Le Mans (La Sarthe) Night - ABS Off
GT5 Lister Storm V12 Sound - Le Mans (La Sarthe) Night - ABS Off
Published: 2012/10/17
Channel: FormulaKimball
GTR2 Lister Storm Anderstorp
GTR2 Lister Storm Anderstorp
Published: 2012/04/22
Channel: heheani
GTR 2 [HD] GP Spa-Francorchamps Lister Storm GT onboard
GTR 2 [HD] GP Spa-Francorchamps Lister Storm GT onboard
Published: 2017/02/05
Channel: DirtyChaos89
How to hide a Lister Storm GT at Le Mans 1979
How to hide a Lister Storm GT at Le Mans 1979
Published: 2017/08/21
Channel: Mich Angel
Gran Turismo 3 - Lister Storm V12 Race Car
Gran Turismo 3 - Lister Storm V12 Race Car '99 PS2 Gameplay HD
Published: 2016/12/27
Channel: xTimelessGaming
Gran Turismo 2 - Super Speedway - Lister Storm V12 Road Version - ePSXe 1.8.0
Gran Turismo 2 - Super Speedway - Lister Storm V12 Road Version - ePSXe 1.8.0
Published: 2012/12/23
Channel: Jan ツ
Gran Turismo 2 - Lister Storm V12 (Red Rock Valley Speedway)
Gran Turismo 2 - Lister Storm V12 (Red Rock Valley Speedway)
Published: 2015/03/26
Channel: capt. Slygor
Gran Turismo 3: Lister Storm V12
Gran Turismo 3: Lister Storm V12
Published: 2017/07/18
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Lister Storm
Green Lister Storm (front).jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Lister Cars
Body and chassis
Layout Front engine-rear wheel drive
Related Jaguar XJR
Powertrain
Engine 6,996 cc (7.0 L; 426.9 cu in) Jaguar V12
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,590 mm (102.0 in)
Length 4,547 mm (179.0 in)
Width 1,981 mm (78.0 in)
Height 1,320 mm (52.0 in)
Curb weight 1,664 kg (3,668 lb)

The Lister Storm was a homologated racing car built by Lister Cars of the United Kingdom beginning in 1993. The Storm used the largest V12 engine fitted to a production road car since World War II, a 6,996 cc (6.996 L; 426.9 cu in) Jaguar unit based on the one used in the Jaguar XJR Sportscars that competed at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Due to the high US $350,000 price of the vehicle, only four examples were produced before production of the road-going Storm ceased. Only three Storms survive today, although the Lister company continues to maintain racing models.

The bored and stroked two-valve Lister V12 produced 407 kW (546 hp) and 790 N·m (582.7 lb·ft) of torque. The front-engined rear-wheel drive car weighed 1,664 kg (3,668.5 lb), and was capable of sprinting to 60 mph (97 km/h) in just 4.1 seconds. Until the launch of the Brabus Rocket, in 2006, it was the fastest four-seater saloon in the world.[1]

Racing[edit]

Storm GTS[edit]

The Lister Storm GTS debuted at the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans as a competitor in the GT1 class, going up against cars such as the McLaren F1 GTR, Ferrari F40, Jaguar XJ220, and Porsche 911 GT2. The car, driven by Geoff Lees, Rupert Keegan, and Dominic Chapell, did not perform well, failing to finish due to gearbox trouble after 40 laps.

In 1996, the team decided to give the Storm an early test for Le Mans by entering a lone Storm in the 24 Hours of Daytona but failed to finish. Even with this letdown, the team pushed on towards Le Mans with the Storm GTS. The car was able to improve on its disappointing start by finishing the race in 1996, although the car finished in 19th place, 59 laps behind the winner. Lister decided after Le Mans that they would enter the Storm GTS into the BPR Global GT Series, debuting in the fifth round at the Nürburgring. The car was then entered at the Suzuka 1000km.[2] Every race that the Storm GTS entered for the rest of the season failed to result in a finish.

Storm GTL[edit]

For 1997, Lister realized that the Storm GTS was much too slow in comparison to some of the newer GT1 class competitors, such as the Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR and Porsche 911 GT1. The Storm was therefore redesigned, with a longer and more aerodynamic front end added to the existing car. This car was referred to as the Storm GTL. The car debuted at the 24 Hours of Daytona, where it managed to take 19th place overall and fourth in its class. Later that year, for Le Mans, two new Storm GTLs were entered, but neither of them was able to finish, with both cars out of the race by lap 77. Later in the year, a Storm GTL would travel to the United States to participate in the final two rounds of the FIA GT Championship at Sebring and Laguna Seca. The car failed to finish either race.

1998 saw the team again attempt Daytona, but again they suffered problems early on, and did not finish. With these difficulties, the team was not selected for entry in that year's 24 Hours of Le Mans, and the team did not compete anymore that year, instead concentrating on redesigning the Storm.

Storm GT[edit]

A Lister Storm GT, as driven by Jamie Campbell-Walter and Nathan Kinch in the 2003 FIA GT Championship season.

For 1999, the Storm reappeared. The car had lost the aerodynamic bodywork seen on the GTL, instead using a more stock front end. The team announced they would participate in the full FIA GT Championship season under the new GT2 class rules. After a poor start, the team managed to take fourth place at Hockenheimring, a mere two laps behind the winning pair of Chrysler Viper GTS-Rs. This was followed by a third place at Zolder, and finally, a second place at Donington, with the Lister finishing a mere 26 seconds behind the winning Viper. These successes brought Lister into a tie for fifth place overall in the teams championship at the season's end.

Going into 2000, Lister was more upbeat about their possibilities. Chrysler-Oreca had officially left the championship, eliminating a challenge from a factory team. Thus, Lister would face competition only from privateers. With this, Lister proved their capabilities by winning the first race of the season at Valencia. Lister would follow this up with four more wins during the season, all claimed by drivers Julian Bailey and Jamie Campbell-Walter. With these victories, Lister claimed the teams championship. At the same time, Lister competed in the British GT championship both as a factory team, as well as with a customer car for Cirtek Motorsport. The two teams were able to take nine victories.

Returning as champions to FIA GT, Lister continued into 2001 with two factory cars. Although Lister was able to take four victories over the year, the team had to settle for third in the teams championship, being beaten by Larbre Competition and Carsport Holland's privateer Vipers. A similar situation occurred in 2002, with Lister managing three victories but only able to take second in the teams championship, again beaten by Larbre.

In 2003, Lister was joined in FIA GT with a customer Storm, run by Creation Autosportif. The Lister factory team managed only a single win, yet were still able to take second place in the teams championship. Creation was not far behind, with a fourth place finish in the championship, after gaining a second customer Storm. At the same time, Lister began work on a new project, the Storm LMP which would bring the marque back to Le Mans. This was, therefore, the beginning of the decline of the Storm GT.

For 2004, Creation Autosportif would take over as the main competitor in FIA GT, with the factory squad appearing only at selected races. Creation managed to take only eighth in the teams championship after the team decided to move to Le Mans Prototypes as well, while the factory squad was only able to score a single point all season. Lister would continue to attempt to campaign the car into 2005, but were only able to gather enough points for 10th place in the teams championship. Following 2005, the factory officially retired the cars to concentrate on the Storm LMP.

In 2006, French squad Red Racing would purchase a Storm for the FFSA GT Championship. The team would make one attempt at the FIA GT Championship, but failed to make it beyond seven laps in the race at Paul Ricard. As of 2007, there were no Storms racing.

Specifications[edit]

  • Engine: Jaguar V12 SOHC 24 valves
  • Displacement: 6,996 cc (6.996 L; 426.9 cu in)
  • Compression: 10.5:1
  • Power: 546 hp (407 kW; 554 PS) at 6100 rpm
  • Torque: 786.37 N·m (580.0 lb·ft) at 3450 rpm
  • Top speed: 335 km/h (208 mph)
  • Coefficient of drag: 0.35

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