A new high-performance roadster will be hitting the streets soon: the Rezvani BEAST. Unveiled in a press release issued today, the BEAST is a roadster based on the Ariel Atom that was “born on the track and designed for the road.”
Two models of the BEAST are set to be released: the BEAST 500 and the BEAST 300.
The BEAST 300 comes with a slightly lighter weight than the 500 model, only weighing 1,470 lbs. Power for the 300 comes from a supercharged 4-cylinder engine that is capable of 315 hp and 239 lb-ft of torque.
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The BEAST 500 comes in with a weight of only 1,550 lbs, with 500 hp and 427 lb-ft of torque sourced from a supercharged and turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. A light weight and ample power allow the BEAST 500 to run from 0-60 mph in 2.7 seconds. The 500’s engine receives a few upgrades when compared to the 300, including the M62 Supercharger, Garret GTX turbos, a front heat exchanger, DDM ECU engine map, engine build with Carillo rods and an upgraded ACT clutch and flywheel.
Both models have their engines mated to a 6-speed close ratio manual transmission with limited slip differential.
To celebrate the launch of the BEAST, Rezvani is selling the first two models of the BEAST 300 and 500 with a special “Launch Edition” price. The 300 Launch Edition will be available for $99,500 and the 500 Launch Edition at $124,900. Once these editions are purchased, the standard models for the 300 and 500 will be $119,000 and $139,000, respectively. Also, because the BEAST is based on the Ariel Atom, owners can upgrade their Atom to a BEAST at $49,000 for the 300 and $69,000 for the 500.