Rezvani Unleashes 500 Horsepower Beast Roadster
When you think about the amount of boutique supercar manufacturers popping up here and there, you’re left with tough decisions if you’re someone in the market for a new, $100,000 ride. Rezvani Motors, a Californian startup, just made that decision a whole heluva lot easier with its aptly named Beast roadster. Sitting on a Ariel Atom base, the Rezvani Beast can be fitted with either a 310 horsepower turbocharged 2,0-liter engine, or a twin-charged (turbo and supercharged) 2.0-liter making 500 horses. Regardless of the engine, power is sent through a six-speed manual gearbox, to the rear wheels. The transmission and the rest of the powertrain are borrowed from the Atom. PHOTOS: See More of the 2014 Rezvani Beast
Unlike the Atom though, the supercharged and turbocharged 4-cylinder will put out somewhere in the market of 500 horsepower. That’s enough power to leave Lambos and Ferraris running back home to mommy. But if you’re looking for something a little tamer, the 310 horsepower variant should quench you thirst for something sporty.
Price for the Beast starts at $99,500 for the 300 “Launch Edition,” with the 500 “Launch Edition” at $124,900. Standard price for the Beast after the first four “Launch Edition” models have been sold starts at $119,000 for the Beast 300, and $139,000 for the Beast 500.
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And for all you Atom owners out there, you can convert your Ariel to Beast spec for only $49,000 for the 300, and $69,000 for the 500.