The 2.4-liter four has been cranked up to 700 horsepower, thanks to a pair of Borg Warner turbochargers, forged pistons and valves, and other beefed-up internal components. All that power is transmitted to the rear wheels alone through a six-speed manual transmission or an optional sequential with paddle shifters.
The changes have added a bit to the curb weight. But as we're essentially dealing with an Ariel Atom with carbon-fiber bodywork, it still only tips the scales at 1,850 pounds. Fortunately the manufacturer has imbued it with additional downforce to help it stay on the ground. According to Rezvani, the Beast X is good for a 0-60 time of just 2.5 seconds.
This model is the first from the new Rezvani X division that's dedicated towards producing "the most extreme and exclusive high-performance tuning of Rezvani vehicles and motorsport." Additional models are promised for the future, but the manufacturer says it will only make five Beast Xs, each priced at $325,000 – or nearly double what it charges for the "base" Beast.
- 700-horsepower engine makes it the most powerful Beast yet
- Limited to just five examples world wide
- New design improves aerodynamics and handling
Orange County, CA., 11/23/2015 -- Rezvani today introduces the third variation to the Beast lineup with the performance-oriented Beast X—the most powerful and exclusive Beast ever produced.
Designed to be a true worldly competitor for the track (though completely street legal), the Rezvani Beast X produces 700 horsepower and features dual Borg Warner high-performance turbochargers, forged pistons and valves, and strengthened engine internals.
The extreme power produced by the engine pairs directly with an extremely lightweight, 1,850 carbon fiber body and steel chassis. Rear-wheel drive keeps the vehicle as fun as it is focused, and a standard six-speed manual gearbox allows for an unparalleled enthusiast experience on the track. An optional sequential automatic is available.
The exterior design of Beast X personifies aggression. Unique side wings provide improved downforce, a revised front and rear fascia give off a more menacing profile, and dual carbon fiber rear wings reduce the drag coefficient and improve handling in the corners.
By studying the lines and fluidity of the standard Beast design, designers and engineers were able to produce a vehicle unlike any other, unparalleled in both performance and style.
Each Rezvani Beast X will be built to order. Only five versions of the Beast X will be produced, at a cost of $325,000 each. Owners will gain free access to a number of tracks around the country.
Rezvani X Division
With the introduction of the extreme Beast X, Rezvani announces with it the arrival of the new X division, responsible for the most extreme and exclusive high-performance tuning of Rezvani vehicles and motorsport. Look for more vehicles to bear the X badge in the upcoming future.