British motor company Lister claims that its new LFP – which is based on the Jaguar F-Pace – will be the “world’s fastest SUV”.

Lister confirmed that it would release the LFP “in the coming weeks”, adding that its take on the F-Pace would make 500 kW, hit 100 km/h from standstill in around 3,5 seconds and top out at a whopping 322 km/h. While the company's choice of powertrain has yet to be revealed, it will likely take the form of Jaguar Land Rover's 5,0-litre supercharged V8, albeit in suitably fettled guise.

The firm claims that “early prospective customer interest in the Lister LFP is already considerable”, prompting it to open its order book ahead of the official reveal of the model. Pricing is set to begin at around £140 000 (nearly R2,8-million), including “extensive carbon-fibre modifications” to reduce weight.

“I am delighted, overwhelmed and gratified by the huge level of interest, excitement and orders our LFT-666 supercar has already generated in just a few months,” said Lawrence Whittaker, CEO of the Lister Motor Company.

“Based on early indications, our new LFP promises to repeat the success of the LFT-666, and I really can’t wait to reveal the world’s fastest SUV quite soon,” he added.