The more comfortable Beast Alpha weights 136 kg (300 pounds) more than the standard model.
Rezvani Motors has been very deliberate about slowly revealing the new Beast Alpha, but the company has now revealed additional details and an image of the upcoming supercar. The full debut is just a few days away on November 16 in Los Angeles, California.
The company reports that the less ferocious Beast Alpha weighs 1,950 pounds (885 kilograms). In comparison, the standard Beast tips the scales at 1,650 pounds (748 kg). Both use a mid-mounted Honda-sourced 2.4-litre supercharged four-cylinder with 500 horsepower. However, the extra heft means the new vehicle sprints to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometres per hour) in 3.2 seconds instead of 2.7 seconds for the regular version. Alpha customers can choose whether the power routes through a six-speed manual transmission or automatic gearbox with paddle shifters.
The company’s latest teaser photo also reveals the Beast Alpha’s angular rear. It features thin taillights with L-shaped LEDs. There are also huge outlets behind the wheels. A massive diffuser and central exhaust site below the bumper.
Earlier teasers reveal the Beast Alpha’s Sidewinder doors that slide forward instead of using conventional hinges. The design looks intriguing and allegedly makes exiting the vehicles easier in tight situations. The front features also features a sharp-edged design. Unlike the regular Beast, the Alpha offers more amenities inside, such as air conditioning, airbags, and power windows. There's even traction control.
Rezvani launched the standard Beast last year, and prices start at $215,000 (approx. $288,000 CAD). The company uses the same chassis as the Ariel Atom 3 but adds a carbon fibre body. It’s not yet clear whether the Alpha uses the same platform, but the price could probably be even higher because of the extra equipment.