What happens when an automaker builds a car inspired by the fastest plane in its time? Well, guess what? Here is Rezvani with its newest Beast Alpha X Blackbird, which was made with the phenomenal SR-72 Blackbird aircraft in mind. This vehicle will not be easy to acquire as the automaker will only produce five of these roadsters. Each one comes with a $225,000 price tag. As early as now, the first ever model has already been reserved by MMA fighter Rampage Jackson, so there are only four left for grabs.
In fact, Rampage Jackson worked with Rezvani’s design team to come up with the perfect vehicle to match his beast-like personality and his signature style.
The standard Rezvani Beast Alpha already has 400 horsepower (298 kilowatts) with its 2.5 liter supercharged four cylinder engine. Meanwhile, the Blackbird X variant has a turbocharged 2.5 liter four cylinder with a Cosworth ECU and Carillo sourced forged pistons, rods, cams, valve and springs. After this model has been tuned, the vehicle now produces 700 horsepower (552 kilowatts).
The tweaked engine can be paired with a six speed manual or a six speed sequential gearbox with paddle shifters. From 3.5 seconds in the standard model, the Beast Alpha Blackbird X can now hit 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in only 2.9 seconds. That’s a substantial improvement in acceleration.
Same with the Alpha, the Blackbird X uses the same carbon fiber body with a detachable roof and Sidewinder forward-sliding doors. The X package then gets bits like the lime green highlights on the exterior, while sitting on a set of 18-inch forged wheels paired together with a AP Racing brakes and optional carbon ceramic rotors. This rare model also sits on a 92.3 inch wheelbase and is only 43.5 inches in height.
As for the weight, the Blackbird X weighs only a little more than the standard Beast Alpha. It now weighs 2,100 pounds (952 kilograms), from its original 2,000 pounds (907 kilograms) or only 1,950 pounds (885 kg) with carbon panels. Customers could get the optional Sidewinder doors for $10,000.
The regular Beast Alpha has a base price of $95,000. On the other hand, the 535 horsepower (400 kilowatts) Alpha X can be had for $159,000. This can hit the 60 miles per hour sprint in only 3.2 seconds.
It has only been a year since the Beast Alpha came out in the market, and now, it already has a much more powerful variant. Many celebrities can’t seem to resist a Rezvani as well. Jamie Foxx recently got himself a Tank that’s priced at $225,000.