Weighing just 1,650 pounds and packing 500 horsepower, the Rezvani Beast already demanded to be taken seriously. Now the company is taking the Beast to the next level with the more powerful “X” model.
The 2.4-liter four has been cranked up to 700 horsepower, thanks to a pair of Borg Warner turbochargers, forged pistons and valves, and other beefed-up internal components. All that power is transmitted to the rear wheels alone through a six-speed manual transmission or an optional sequential with paddle shifters.
The changes have added a bit to the curb weight. But as we’re essentially dealing with an Ariel Atom with carbon-fiber bodywork, it still only tips the scales at 1,850 pounds. Fortunately the manufacturer has imbued it with additional downforce to help it stay on the ground. According to Rezvani, the Beast X is good for a 0-60 time of just 2.5 seconds.
This model is the first from the new Rezvani X division that’s dedicated towards producing “the most extreme and exclusive high-performance tuning of Rezvani vehicles and motorsport.” Additional models are promised for the future, but the manufacturer says it will only make five Beast Xs, each priced at $325,000 – or nearly double what it charges for the “base” Beast.