Irvine, California-based Rezvani Motors created a stir in 2014 when it unveiled the Rezvani Beast 500, a lightweight and stylish sports car powered by a 500-hp 2.4-liter supercharged engine. Now, it seeks to earn a spot at the top by unveiling a more luxurious and a better version of the Beast – the Rezvani Beast Alpha – at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Many characteristics are shared by the Beast and the Beast Alpha. However, the most noticeable difference between the two Rezvani creations is the A-pillar leading to removable targa-style hard top, which now integrates a new aggressive, streamlined approach. Of course, the Beast Alpha still features Rezavani’s patented SideWinder door, an aggressive front fascia, imposing side vents providing cooling to the engine bay as well as a stunning signature rear design accentuated by a central exhaust port and dual overhead vents.
The Beast Alpha is underpinned by a Lotus-derived aluminum monocoque wrapped in a carbon fiber body with dimensions of 43.5 inches (1,104.9 mm) in height, 165.2 inches (4,145 mm) in length and 80.1 inches (1,981 mm) with a wheelbase of 92.3 Inches (2,345 mm). Rezvani Beast Alpha – weighing around 1,950 lbs (884 kg) rides on custom 18-inch forged alloy wheels or optional 19-inch forged alloy wheels.
Inside, the Beast Alpha features a performance-focused layout laden with numerous Alcantara and leather fitments. Drivers are treated to a sporty steering wheel and a custom shift knob. Comforts, convenience and safety are provided through certain elements air conditioning, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and airbags.
Aside from its very sporty looks, the 2017 Rezvani Beast Alpha boasts of pure performance courtesy of the locally built Honda K24 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that provides 500 hp of output thanks to its high- performance turbo, specially engineered camshaft profiles, engineered intercooling system, aggressively tuned exhaust system as well as an ECU and software map specifically designed by Rezvani for the 2017 Beast Alpha.
This allows the Beast Alpha to execute a power-to-weight ratio of 2.56 pounds per horsepower, which is good enough to enable it to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds when fitted with the standard six-speed manual transmissions. Sprint time drops to 3.2 seconds when the optional sequential automatic gearbox is fitted. The Rezvani Beast Alpha could go as fast as 175 mph.
Interestingly, the new Beast Alpha allows drivers to select from various adjustable power settings that could improve the sports car’s attributes such throttle response and handling. Drivers could also limit or remove traction control in a track setting or enable the car to be filled with alternative fuel.
Rezvani Motors is selling the hand-built 2017 Beast Alpha at a starting price of $200,000, and is offering customers the opportunity to further personalize their rides according to their taste and preferences.