The transition from render to reality brings some tweaks to the Beast. The suspension is no longer clearly visible through the hood, and overall the carbon-fiber body appears slightly more curvaceous than before. Rather than the previous choice of two powerplants, there's now just one left: a 2.4-liter four-cylinder with a Rotrex supercharger and turbocharger spinning the rear wheels. The output is claimed to be 500 horsepower, which is allegedly enough to launch the Beast to 60 miles per hour in 2.7 seconds and onto a reported top speed of 165 mph. An Ariel Atom 3-based chassis still underpins the car, but Rezvani says that its upgrades add even more rigidity than stock. All of the little adjustments have added about 100 pounds, bringing the production car's weight to 1,650 pounds.
For the first time, we're getting a really good look at the Beast's interior, and it mixes the add-lightness approach with at least one modern amenity. The seats, steering wheel and dashboard are all in exposed carbon fiber, but the infotainment system can run Apple CarPlay.
Prices to park a Beast in your garage start at $165,000, and Rezvani Motors claims that it can have one to you in eight to twelve weeks. To get a much better idea of the sports car, check out the company's teaser video below.
Orange County, CA., 06/15/2015 — Built in California, USA, Rezvani Motors drops the curtain on the lightweight 500-horsepower Beast supercar. Hitting the streets in June of 2015.
Born on the track and designed for the road, the Rezvani Beast gives new meaning to the lightweight, high-performance sports car, mixed with world class styling. Featuring a carbon fiber construction, weighing only 1,650 lbs, and reaching 60 mph in just 2.7 seconds, every inch of Beast was built with the driver in mind — raw, pure, and powerful.
In an age where many supercars rely on electronic aids, the Beast gives control back to the driver. Using a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine featuring a crank-driven Rotrex supercharger and turbocharger, and a manual gearbox (optional sequential automatic), Beast sends 500 horsepower to the rear wheels.
Weighing in at a featherlight 1,650 pounds, Rezvani engineers were able to keep the car as light as possible using advanced materials such as carbon fiber, and a carbon steel chassis from the Ariel Atom 3 that was significantly upgraded to be even more rigid. To 60 mph, Beast can manage in just 2.7 seconds, on to a top speed of 165 mph.
"We really wanted to get people to enjoy driving again," said Founder and CEO Ferris Rezvani. "By limiting as much electronic interference as we could, we were able to allow the driver to feel every inch of the road at their fingertips."
Rezvani used lightweight aluminum forged wheels wrapped in front 235/35/19 and rear 295/30/19 tires to further enhance performance and lightness. On the road or track, Beast proves to be one of the most responsive and best handling cars in the world.
The interior features carbon fiber seats, a carbon fiber steering wheel that weighs in at less than a Formula 1 steering wheel (300 grams), and Apple CarPlay— a first ever in the segment.
Under the direction of Rezvani Motors, award-winning automotive designer Samir Sadikhov was able to create the Beast's stunning and aerodynamic look.
The very definition of an aggressive, open-top supercar, the Beast uses minimalist surfaces and low-friction carbon fiber body panels to allow for the ultimate performance proportions and maximum downforce at high speeds. These design techniques were introduced by Co-Founder Kam Hosn at the Global Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing conference in Detroit on April 14th, 2015.
Rezvani used advanced 3D-printing techniques to create the unique shapes of the headlight casing, taillight casing, and mirrors. Windshield is optional.
The Beast is available for purchase starting at $165,000. Current build estimates are between 8-12 weeks. Beast is currently available for public viewing at our showroom:
2920 Red Hill Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA., 92626
Creating Jobs in SoCal
Rezvani Motors will support several jobs in the Southern California area with continued production, growing more jobs and assisting in the local economy.
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Special thanks to launch video director Amir Motlagh, production manager Nima Rezai, photographer Ted7, interior trim design by Max Stein, Erich Meltvedt of Integrity Media, and Animal Media Labs.
About Rezvani Motors
Rezvani Motors was founded in 2014 with a mission to create the lightest, highest performing car on the market— but at a reasonable price. With a carbon fiber construction, a manual gearbox and rear wheel drive, customers get one of the most beautiful cars on the planet in the Beast, all for around $165,000.