In the current (eff’d up) world we inhabit, the word “supercar” brings to mind the likes of McLaren, Ferrari, and Lamborghini. These are (at least in my opinion) the most well known supercar companies in the world at the moment.
So, in the interest of keepings things nice and lofty, I’m going to dedicate this post to a company that few have heard of but, is really worth looking into. Rezvani Motors.
Rezvani Motors is a small, new supercar company that is based out of California. According to their website, their mission is to create the lightest, highest performing car on the planet…at a reasonable price. Their first production model, the Beast, not only seemingly fulfills Rezvani’s mission, but also has a beast of a name (heh).
The Beast is a two-seater sports car that is constructed using carbon fiber and carbon steel. So much carbon fiber in fact that the entire car only weighs 1,650lbs! That’s less than a Lotus Elise. The entire body was constructed with performance in mind. Every scoop, dip, curve is there to provide optimal aerodynamics. Plus, it looks like a freaking Decepticon!
Powering the beast is a 2.4l 4-cylinder from Honda, which has a Rotrex supercharger AND turbocharger strapped to it. What that means is the Rezvani Beast has an absolutely ludicrous 500hp to the rear wheels. Even better, all that power is managed by a proper manual transmission, with a sequential available as an option of course. If you do the math, you will see that the Rezvani Beast has a higher power-to-weight ratio than a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse.
The Beast hits 60 in 2.7s and has a top speed of 165mph. The Beast has very few electronic driver aids, which further enhances the connection between the driver and the car, which is a core philosophy of Rezvani. Hell, it even has a F1-style steering wheel, which you can remove when not driving! That being said, a car still needs to be comfortable enough to drive. This is why the Beast comes standard with Apple CarPlay.
So what will the Rezvani Beast cost you? Well, keeping true with their mission statement, the Beast starts at a totally reasonable $165,000. Yes, you could get a loaded 911 Turbo, or a AMG-GT…but I’m pretty confident that none of those cars will provide the same experience a Beast would. Cars these days are becoming more and more reliant on computer-driven aids. Yes, driver aids keep things manageable and easy to handle, but they undoubtedly “dull” the experience that could be. The Beast’s lack of these aids means the experience is unfiltered, sharp…and on the edge. And I applaud that.