After months of preparation, the very first Rezvani Beast is ready for production. Chassis #001, being built for a customer in Texas, has begun the production process at Rezvani's partner facility, N2A Motors, in Santa Ana, California.
The lightweight 1,550-pound top-of-the-line Rezvani Beast will be powered by an inline four-cylinder 2.4-liter supercharged engine -- based on the same Honda engine that powers the Acura TSX -- that will produce 500 horsepower. (A little brother, the Beast 300, will run with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine and create 315 horsepower, and will take a full 2.9 seconds to get from zero to 60.)
Its chassis is based on the Ariel Atom, and the supercharging is done by DDM Works of South Carolina.
Fardees Rezvani, founder of Rezvani Automotive Design, says he has several commitments to buy the built-to-order racer, each of which will require six to eight months to build and deliver to its new owner.
And despite the sticker price, Rezvani says the car is relatively a bargain. 500 horsepower Beast supercar will come with a six-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive to accent the twin-charged 4-cylinder engine. Based on the platform of the Ariel Atom, the Rezvani Beast is able to reach 60 mph in only 2.7 seconds. Total curb weight sits at 1,550 lbs.
The look of Rezvani Beast was procured by famed automotive designer Samir Sadikhov under the direction of Rezvani Automotive Design. It features an aggressive, open-top look with minimalist style surfaces and ultimate performance proportions.
Based upon the chassis of the British-built Ariel Atom 3 track racer (the car is made entirely in the United States using some British-built parts), the Beast swaps the minimalist bodywork of the Atom 3 with a lightweight carbon-fiber body by the automotive designer Samir Sadikhov, whose previous works include concept cars for Aston Martin and Ferrari. The Beast’s resulting Lamborghini-
So why call this race-ready roadster "the Beast"?
"To embody its pure brutal performance and acceleration numbers," Rezvani said. "There's no other way to say it."
The vehicle will be available to the customer in the next few months, and will be the first ever Beast to take to the open road.
The Rezvani Beast 300 starts $129,000; the Beast 500 starts at $149,000 and includes a complimentary day of professional driving class at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, California.