Remember the supercool Rezvani Beast we wrote about a couple weeks ago?
It’s based on the Ariel Atom, looks like a spaceship, and pushes out a stupid-fast 500 hp from a 2.4-liter twin-turbo four-banger good for a zero to 60 time of a neck-snapping 2.7 seconds and enough lateral Gs to pull your brain out your ears.
It may not have a rip-roaring V12 good for 800 hp but it’s a supercar in any damn sense of the word.
There’s also a “weak” version of the Beast called the “300” pushing out 315 hp but it “only” hits 60 from a stop in 2.9 seconds. Child’s play, really.
But all that is insignificant – the important bit…they’re actually building it.
Well, at least one of them, anyway.
Someone from Texas just ordered one, which makes it “Rezvani Beast 500 #001” – not a bad thing to show off to your trackmates as they finish their Hors d’oeuvres and delicately put on their leather gloves and step into their Porsche 911s to run a few laps of Leguna Seca.
The Beast, same as the Atom, hosts a six-speed shift-it-yourselfer driving power to the rear wheels. The Rezvani tips the scales at only 1,550 lbs, making it slightly heavier than the featherweight Ariel Atom but quite a bit lighter than say, a smart fortwo.
The cost? Assuming the buyer didn’t previously have an Atom that he wants converted to the Beast, cost him $124,900 for the launch edition and includes a full day driving class so he doesn’t…you know…kill himself right away on the track.