Rezvani unveils Beast supercar

The Beast is unleashed

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Rezvani0820150630Rezvani Motors in California dropped the curtain on the lightweight 500-horsepower Beast supercar last week and announced that it will be hitting the streets later this month.

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Born on the track and designed for the road, the Rezvani Beast gives new meaning to the lightweight, high-performance sports car, mixed with world-class styling.

Featuring carbon fiber construction, weighing only 1,650 pounds, and reaching 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in just 2.7 seconds, every inch of Beast was built with the driver in mind — raw, pure and powerful.

In an age where many supercars rely on electronic aids, the Beast gives control back to the driver. Using a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine featuring a crank-driven Rotrex supercharger and turbocharger, and a manual gearbox (optional sequential automatic), the Beast sends 500 hp to the rear wheels.

Weighing in at a featherlight 1,650 pounds, Rezvani engineers were able to keep the car as light as possible using advanced materials such as carbon fiber and a carbon steel chassis from the Ariel Atom 3 that was significantly upgraded to be even more rigid. To 60 mph, the Beast can manage in just 2.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 165 mph (264 kph).

“We really wanted to get people to enjoy driving again,” said founder and chief executive officer 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,” he added.

Rezvani used lightweight aluminum forged wheels wrapped in front with 235/35/19 tires and rear 295/30/19 tires to further enhance performance and lightness. On the road or track, the Beast proves to be one of the most responsive and best handling cars in the world.

The interior features carbon fiber seats, a carbon fiber steering wheel that weighs in at less than a Formula 1 steering wheel (300 grams), and Apple CarPlay— a first ever in the segment.

INSPIRED DESIGN
Under the direction of Rezvani Motors, award-winning automotive designer Samir Sadikhov was able to create the Beast’s stunning and aerodynamic look.

The very definition of an aggressive, open-top supercar, the Beast uses minimalist surfaces and low-friction carbon fiber body panels to allow for the ultimate performance proportions and maximum downforce at high speeds. These design techniques were introduced by co-founder Kam Hosn at the Global Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing conference in Detroit on April 14, 2015.

Rezvani used advanced 3D-printing techniques to create the unique shapes of the headlight casing, taillight casing and mirrors. A windshield is optional.

The Beast is available starting at $165,000. Current build estimates are between 8-12 weeks.

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