Rezvani Motors has finally unleashed its Beast! No, it’s not their fierce animal, but its new roadster that promises to redefine the segment. Based on the Ariel Atom, the Rezvani Beast was born on the track and designed for the road. It is offered with a 2.0-liter turbocharged mid-mounted engine that produces 315 hp, but for those who want more there is a 2.4-liter supercharged mid-mounted engine that generates 500 hp.
Both engines are bolted to a limited slip six-speed manual transmission, while power is delivered to the rear wheels. The Rezvani Beast 500 has a 1,550 lb curb weight and is the model that uses the 2.4-liter supercharged engine that develops 500 hp. According to the official press release, it can zoom from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 2.7 seconds.
The Rezvani Beast 300 has a 1,470 lb curb weight and with its 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that delivers 300 hp it can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 2.9 seconds. Both engines are prepared by Ariel Atom specialists DDM Works of South Carolina.
The design of the Rezvani Beast is quite impressive and was created by the renowned automotive designer Samir Sadikhov, known for its other concepts such as the Aston Martin DBC and Ferrari Xerzi. The Beast features a removable windshield, a roll cage and comes as standard with 19-inch RS05 PUR wheels wrapped in high-performance tyres.
As it celebrates the launch of the Beast, Rezvani will offer its two models at a special launch edition price. The Rezvani Beast 300 Launch Edition is available for $99,500, while the Beast 500 Launch Edition costs $124,900.
Rezvani Beast 500 owners also get a full day of professional racetrack driving class for free. If you are not lucky to get the launch edition, you will have to pay $119,000 for the Beast 300, while the Beast 500 will cost $139,000.
Now here is the interesting part: the Rezvani Beast is available as an upgrade for the current Ariel Atom owners for $49,000 for the Beast 300 and $69,000 for Beast 500 Launch Editions. [source: Rezvani Motors]