Apart from the design, we know very little about the new car, but it's probably safe to say it'll be light, powerful, expensive and built in limited numbers.

Lawrence Whittaker, owner of Lister Cars, has confirmed the company will produce a modern take on the Lister Knobbly.

Whittaker went on Twitter overnight to make the announcement. He also posted a new sketch of the next-generation Knobbly, which we've reproduced here.

It's not clear which platform the second-generation Knobbly will use, or indeed what engine it will be powered by.

The original Knobbly, which Lister still produces, is available with a 3.8-litre straight-six similar to the one used by the Jaguar D-Type, or a race-spec 4.6-litre V8 from the Chevrolet Corvette.

It should be noted Lister continues to have a close relationship with Jaguar, and produces a heavily tuned and modified version of the F-Type, known as the LFT-666, which has a 666hp (497kW) version of its 5.0-litre supercharged V8.

The company is also planning a new model, the LFP, based on the F-Pace, which will be tuned to have 500kW of power, and a 0-60mph (0-97km/h) time of around 3.5 seconds.