Improvements like air conditioning and a removable top should make the carbon fiber sports car easier to live with.
Rezvani is offering the first glimpse at its less ferocious Beast Alpha. The more cuddly sports car premieres on November 16 in Los Angeles, California.
Beast Alpha is Rezvani effort at a more comfortable vehicle by offering amenities like air conditioning, airbags, power windows, and a removable top. These features might not seem very luxurious, but compared to the regular Beast’s austerity this one is quite plush.
The Alpha also appears to have some design tweaks versus the standard Beast. The diagonal seam for the hood opening doesn’t appear on the regular Beast. The model still appears to be quite angular, but it now might have a new face.
Rezvani first teased the Alpha with a simple line drawing in June and promised a reveal of the finished design in August. At the time, the company said it would still use the standard Beast’s Honda-sourced supercharged 2.4-liter engine with 500 horsepower (373 kilowatts). A six-speed manual continues to route power to the rear wheels. A carbon fiber body would keep weight down.
Rezvani introduced the production version of the Beast last year. The model uses the spaceframe chassis from the Ariel Atom 3 but drapes a body over the minimalist design. The resulting roadster weighs just 1,650 pounds (748 kilograms) and can get to 60 miles per hour (97 kilometers per hour) in 2.7 seconds. Prices currently start at $215,000. The specs for the Alpha aren’t public yet, but it likely costs a little more and takes a little longer to get to 60 mph because of the extra equipment.
For customers that want even more performance, the automaker also offers the Beast X. It uses a biturbo version of the 2.4-liter four-cylinder that produces 700 bhp (522 kW), which is a ton of power in a vehicle that weighs just 1,850 pounds (839 kg). The more potent engine shaves the sprint to 60 mph down to 2.5 seconds. The quicker acceleration comes at a high price because the X costs $325,000.