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Rezvani Motors lets its updated Beast out of the cage

Rezvani Motors lets its update...
The Rezvani Beast is a new roadster built on an Ariel Atom 3 chassis
The Rezvani Beast is a new roadster built on an Ariel Atom 3 chassis
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The Rezvani Beast on the track
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The Rezvani Beast on the track
The Rezvani Beast is a new roadster built on an Ariel Atom 3 chassis
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The Rezvani Beast is a new roadster built on an Ariel Atom 3 chassis
The Beast roars to life
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The Beast roars to life
Rezvani is a California boutique coach builder
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Rezvani is a California boutique coach builder
The Beast is now available for $165K
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The Beast is now available for $165K
Since first showing the Beast last year, Rezvani has touched up the front end
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Since first showing the Beast last year, Rezvani has touched up the front end
0-60 mph: 2.7 seconds
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0-60 mph: 2.7 seconds
The Rezvani is powered by a 500-hp turbo/supercharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder
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The Rezvani is powered by a 500-hp turbo/supercharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder
The Rezvani Beast is now available
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The Rezvani Beast is now available
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The Beast has carbon fiber seats and steering wheel
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The Beast has carbon fiber seats and steering wheel
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The big news since last year is the addition of Apple CarPlay
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The big news since last year is the addition of Apple CarPlay
Rezvani Beast
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Rezvani gives its buyers a bit of track and street
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Rezvani gives its buyers a bit of track and street
Top speed: 165 mph
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Top speed: 165 mph
The all-new Rezvani Beast
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The all-new Rezvani Beast
Rezvani Beast aerodynamics diagram
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Rezvani Beast aerodynamics diagram
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We first covered the Rezvani Beast last year, and while Rezvani had what looked like a refined design, engine and performance specs, and pricing information (including special "launch edition" packages) it took a while for the start-up to put rubber to asphalt. Its fully skinned Ariel Atom is now entering production and has a revised look, an Apple CarPlay-based infotainment system, and a few other new tricks up its sleeve.

The spirit of the Rezvani Beast remains unaltered from a year ago. It's a roadster that was "born on the track and designed for the road." That's not just marketing lingo, the car is an Ariel Atom 3 dressed up with a more road-friendly body and amenities. Starting with the base Atom, Rezvani reinforces the carbon steel chassis for increased rigidity and molds out a distinctive carbon fiber body.

Rezvani gives its buyers a bit of track and street
Rezvani gives its buyers a bit of track and street

The Beast maintains the overall look and form of last year's rendered design, but it gets a couple noticeable modifications. The front fascia has been further developed and creates downforce with a new set of inverted wings. The chassis-revealing hood cutouts on the original have been covered over, but still serve as functional high-pressure air outlets. We're sad to see the Atom chassis fully covered up, but the new face definitely has more personality than last year's Beast.

The big news in the Beast's development is the addition of Apple CarPlay, a feature that might feel a bit out of place amidst the carbon fiber of the track-inspired cockpit. However, it's one of those comforts that helps Rezvani make good on its promise of a road-friendly design, without adding much weight – the updated Beast weighs just 1,650 lb (750 kg), about 100 lb (45 kg) more than the estimated weight from last year.

The big news since last year is the addition of Apple CarPlay
The big news since last year is the addition of Apple CarPlay

The entry-level 300-hp option has completely vanished, leaving only the 500-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder. A supercharger and turbocharger help that engine reach its max output and push the lightweight, RWD Beast to 60 mph (96.5 km/h) in just 2.7 seconds. The top speed is 165 mph (266 km/h).

Rezvani has built a Beast show car, which folks can check out by visiting its showroom in Costa Mesa, California. The car is available for order, and its price has spiked up to US$165,000 from last year's $135,000. Rezvani estimates a lead time of eight to 12 weeks.

"Unleash your inner beast" by hitting play on the video below.

Source: Rezvani Motors

Unleash Your Inner Beast - Rezvani Motors

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2 comments
Kevin Ritchey
Here we go again with another one-off vehicle built for the 1% with money to physically burn. Try getting parts or repairs done without a factory tech being airdropped in. Nice looking and nice specs for something unattainable by the common man. If you expect a four cylinder motor with 500hp to last very long, they would have been in Honda Civics years ago.
fmessner
Just Wow! shames the likes of ferrari and lamborghini which come from billion dollar companies. Granted it's a car designed for purists. I just can't believe how light the car is, 1,650lbs wow! 0-60 mph in 2.7 second!?? I guess much of this has to be the light carbon fiber body. choosing the Ariel Atom platform to build on was just brilliant! I hope I can drive one!! I think Rezvani Motors and Rezvani Beast is here to stay. love it. keep these unique articles coming. very nice design by a small company.