Development of the RAD Beast continues as the company has hired Tim Gibson to give the model an "Advanced Airflow system."

Development of the RAD Beast continues as the company has hired Tim Gibson to give the model an "Advanced Airflow system."

As the company explains, the car has been equipped with additional vents behind the front and rear wheels to prevent high pressure air from "congregating beneath the vehicle, keeping downforce at a maximum." The car will also have new air tunnels - that run from the front air dams, through the inside of the door panels and out the back vents - to allow high pressure air to escape from the radiator and intercoolers.

According to RAD CEO Ferris Rezvani, “These new features give the Beast even more downforce than anticipated with the original concept." He added, "We need the car to be as streamlined as possible in order to handle all that power."

As a refresher, the RAD Beast is scheduled to be launched this spring with two different engines. The entry-level model has a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that produces 315 bhp (235 kW) and enables the 1,470 lb (666 kg) sports car to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds. Moving up to the Beast 500 rewards owners with a supercharged 2.4-liter engine that develops up to 500 bhp (372 kW). Thanks to the extra oomph, the car rockets from 0-60 mph in just 2.7 seconds.

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