The Beast is a rather presumptuous name for a sports car, but it may just be a good catchphrase to describe Rezvani’s new car, based on the Ariel Atom.
Rezvani has introduced the Beast 500 and Beast 300, which accelerate 0-60 mph in 2.7 and 2.9 seconds, respectively. The Beast is powered by either a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with 315 hp output or a 2.4-liter supercharged mid-mounted engine that generates 500 hp.
The engines were designed by DDM Works of South Carolina, which was behind the Ariel Atom engines as well. Rezvani Automotive Design, which produced Vencer Sarthe, was responsible for the design, which was overseen by Samir Sadikhov, known for designing the Aston Martin DBC and Ferrari Xerzi concepts.
Rezvani hails the Beast as the “definition of an aggressive, open-top supercar with minimalist surfaces and ultimate performance proportions,” the Orange County, Calif.-based company said in a statement. The Beast was constructed using carbon fiber production methods in partnership with N2A motors, whose engineers “custom fit each body using 3D printing technology and CNC milling techniques,” Rezvani said.
The Beast comes equipped with a fully removable windshield, a roll cage, and RS05 PUR wheels wrapped in front 235/35/19 and rear 295/30/19 tires. The Beast 500 has a curb weight of 1,550 pounds and the Beast 300 weighs 1,470 pounds.
Rezvani will sell the first two of each Beast model at special Launch Edition prices. The Beast 300 will retail at $99,500, while the Beast 500 Launch Edition is priced beginning at $124,900. The company is sweetening the deal by throwing in a full-day professional race track driving class for Beast 500 owners at no extra cost.
The MSRP for the standard model starts at $115,000 for the Beast 300, and $135,000 for the Beast 500. Ariel Atom owners can upgrade to the Beast 300 for $49,000, or the Beast 500 for $69,000. The cars are made to order and delivery time is typically three to five months.
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