“A beast grows inside us all, waiting to be unleashed,” says a raspy voiced man. “Raw power. Predatory instincts. Absolute freedom. Being in compete control. Take advantage of that road that never saw you coming. It is time. You can hear its growl. Unleash your inner beast.”
The vehicle has just been unveiled in production guise, which means for $165,000, customers can attempt to tame the Beast in all its open-top and full-throated glory.
Despite its primal appeal, the Beast is actually more refined than you might think. Don’t expect the car to boast Bentley-esque ride quality or interior refinement, but the bespoke two-seater features Apple CarPlay connectivity on its dash-mounted touchscreen. According to Rezvani, that’s a first for the segment.
But let’s be honest — this car is all about performance, adrenaline rushes, and making a statement. One look at its gorgeously sharp body and you’ll know that statement is a powerful one.
In order to get a handle on the Beast’s true capabilities, we must start at the beginning. The car features an upgraded version of the carbon steel chassis from the maniacal Ariel Atom 3, and from there, Rezvani bolted up a lightweight body, which gives the supercar a curb weight of just 1,650 pounds. That’s a pretty good start.
To move that weight, a 2.4-liter four-cylinder sourced from Honda racing enlists a supercharger and a turbocharger to produce a whopping 500 hp, which is channeled through either a six-speed manual or sequential automatic. Add in a bit of physics and you have a performance car capable of 0 to 60 mph in just 2.7 seconds and a top speed of 165 mph. Better yet, you can drive this thing on the road, but we’d suggest going for the optional windscreen if you do.
“We really wanted to get people to enjoy driving again,” said brand CEO Ferris Rezvani. “By limiting as much electronic interference as we could, we were able to allow the driver to feel every inch of the road at their fingertips.”
That track-focused philosophy has migrated into the interior as well, evidenced by carbon fiber seats, lightweight trimmings, and a flat-bottom steering wheel that weighs less than 10.5 ounces. The cabin is not as striking as the exterior, but when you’re screaming down the track at 165 mph (the engine makes noise too), we don’t think you’ll care.
The Rezvani Beast is available to order now, with the construction process taking 8-12 weeks.