2015 Rezvani Beast
At the risk of simplifying things, there are basically two paths a manufacturer can take to build a supercar.
One approach is to focus on having enormous amounts of available power, and building the lightest and best car that you can around that goal.
The other is to focus on making an extremely light car, and then making that as powerful as you can while retaining low mass.
Rezvani has surely taken the secnd path with their Beast weighing in at a svelte 1650 lbs. What makes that number a little extraordinary is that they manage to create a car that produces a full 500 hp and still holds itself together while doing so. The resulting power to weight ratio of 3.3 lbs per hp puts it the most rarefied atmosphere of top performance cars, and gives it a 0-60 mph time of 2.7 seconds.
The Rezvani utilizes the steel chassis from the lightweight Ariel Atom 3 that was upgraded as needed to handle the additional power, as well as carbon fiber body panels to keep weight down. Other weight saving features include carbon fiber seats, and a carbon fiber steering wheel that weighs a little over 10 ounces, which is less than the steering wheel in an F1 car.
The engine is a 2.4 liter inline-4. Rezvani took the unusual approach of using both a supercharger and a turbocharger, presumably to cut down on turbo lag with a smaller engine producing this high an output.
The car design is stripped of modern electronic aids, and even the windshield is optional. Prices are set at the $165,000 range.
|---- Specifications ----|
|Engine||2.4 liter inline-4||Weight||1650 lbs|
|Aspiration||supercharger & turbocharger||Torque||--|
|HP||500 hp||HP/Weight||3.3 lbs per hp|
|HP/Liter||208.3 hp per liter||1/4 mile||--|
|0-60 mph||2.7 seconds||Top Speed||165 mph|
(from Rezvani Motors Press Release) The Beast is Unleashed: Rezvani Motors Unveils Production Beast Supercar
Orange County, CA., 06/15/2015 — Built in California, USA, Rezvani Motors drops the curtain on the lightweight 500-horsepower Beast supercar. Hitting the streets in June of 2015.
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 a carbon fiber construction, weighing only 1,650 lbs, and reaching 60 mph 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), Beast sends 500 horsepower 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, Beast can manage in just 2.7 seconds, on to a top speed of 165 mph.
“We really wanted to get people to enjoy driving again,” said Founder and 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."
Rezvani used lightweight aluminum forged wheels wrapped in front 235/35/19 and rear 295/30/19 tires to further enhance performance and lightness. On the road or track, 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.
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 14th, 2015.
Rezvani used advanced 3D-printing techniques to create the unique shapes of the headlight casing, taillight casing, and mirrors. Windshield is optional.
The Beast is available for purchase starting at $165,000. Current build estimates are between 8-12 weeks. Beast is currently available for public viewing at our showroom:
2920 Red Hill Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA., 92626
Creating Jobs in SoCal
Rezvani Motors will support several jobs in the Southern California area with continued production, growing more jobs and assisting in the local economy.
Digital Media Partners
Special thanks to launch video director Amir Motlagh, production manager Nima Rezai, photographer Ted7, interior trim design by Max Stein, Erich Meltvedt of Integrity Media, and Animal Media Labs.
About Rezvani Motors
Rezvani Motors was founded in 2014 with a mission to create the lightest, highest performing car on the market— but at a reasonable price. With a carbon fiber construction, a manual gearbox and rear wheel drive, customers get one of the most beautiful cars on the planet in the Beast, all for around $165,000.