Founded in 2014 and based in Santa Ana, California, Rezvani Motors is the newest company to enter the boutique supercar market, with their lightweight, open-top, Rezvani Beast.
The 500 horsepower Beast is built in California and became available for purchase last month.
The heart of the Beast is a 2.4 L 4-cylinder engine, featuring a crank-driven Rotrex supercharger and turbocharger, producing 500 horsepower.
The power is sent to the rear wheels via a standard six-speed manual transmission or an optional six-speed sequential gearbox.
Rezvani claims the Beast can hit 60 mph from 0 in 2.7 seconds and maxes out at 165 MPH.
By using advanced, lightweight materials like carbon fiber and the carbon steel chassis from the Ariel Atom 3, the Rezvani Beast only weighs 1,650 pounds. Rims are forged aluminum units and are wrapped with 235/35/19 rubber up front and 295/30/19 rubber out back.
Rezvani also claims the Beast is one of the most responsive and best handling cars in the world.
The interior is really spartan, fitted with bare carbon-fiber seats, a 300 gram lightweight carbon-fiber steering wheel, and Apple CarPlay- a first in this segment.
The Beast is designed by award-winning automotive designer, Samir Sadikhov.
The open-top supercar uses minimalist surfaces and low-friction carbon-fiber body panels to allow for the ultimate performance proportions and maximum downforce at high speeds.
The design techniques used to build the Beast were introduced by the company’s co-founder Kam Hosn at the Global Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing conference in Detroit earlier this year.
The idea behind the Rezvani Beast is to eliminate obstacles that prevent the thrill of driving it.
“We really want to get people to enjoy driving again and 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.” ~ Ferris Rezvani, Founder and CEO.
Rezvani used advanced 3D printing techniques to design the headlight and taillight casings and the mirrors.
The windshield is an optional feature.
The 2015 Rezvani Beast retails for $165,000 and the current build time is estimated between 8 to 12 weeks.