The 500HP Rezvani Beast is Finally Getting a Roof
Few cars push the automaking limits quite like the Rezvani Beast. Based on the already bonkers Ariel Atom 3, the US-built Beast adds supercar bodywork to the naked Atom chassis, with the end result being a roadster with no top, no doors, a minuscule 1,650-pound weight, and 500 horsepower of go-go-go. It is, for lack of a better word—a Beast. Now however the nutty Revzani roadster is going under the knife and taking a big step towards increased driver comfort. It’s getting a roof, and a targa top at that. According to the company, the new Rezvani Beast Targa will arrive in early summer 2016, in fact, the car is now available for pre-order. Rezvani has yet to reveal its targa-styled Beast in full, but the firm did provide the below teaser image on its website and social media. RELATED: The 2016 Rezvani Beast X Hits 700-HP with Twin-Turbos
Despite its radical supercar looks, the Rezvani Beast is actually designed to be a more affordable alternative to the likes of the supercar elite. Whereas offerings like the Lamborghini Huracan, Ferrari 488GTB, and McLaren 650S all cost $200,000 and above, the Beast starts at a relatively low-by-comparison $165,000.
With that, you get a Rotrex supercharged Honda K24 four-cylinder that pumps out 500 horsepower and 427 lb.-ft. of torque, which can match or better each of the previously mentioned supercars in the run from zero to 60 mph (a scant 2.7 seconds). Not bad.
Without a top however, the current Beast is little more than a warm weather toy, and like its Atom brethren, it’s not the type of car you’d want to be stuck in a downpour with. The addition of a targa roof adds considerably more usability to the Beast, and likely for Rezvani, a lot more interested customers.
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