Rezvani reveals Beast Speedster with 300 hp
Rezvani Motors has crafted another Ariel Atom-based roadster, the Beast Speedster, which serves as a more affordable alternative to the original Beast.
The Speedster shares the same Honda-sourced 2.4-liter engine as the Atom and the Beast, outfitted with a supercharger to bring output up to 300 horsepower and 224 lb-ft of torque — 60 ponies more than the naturally-aspirated powerplant in the Atom, but 200 horsepower below the ultimate Beast.
The blown i-VTEC mill propels the Speedster to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds. Notably, the figure is not as quick as the bare-bones Atom 3’s 2.9-second sprint, presumably due to Rezvani’s heavier carbon-fiber bodywork that covers the Atom’s space frame. The Speedster weighs in at 1,650 pounds, approximately 300 pounds heavier than the Atom.
Aside from the weight penalty, the Beast Speedster’s added style also commands a significant financial premium. It fetches $139,000, more than twice the price of a basic Atom 3. The original Beast steps up a bit further to $159,000, adding a few hundred extra horsepower and dropping the zero-to-60 mph sprint back down to 2.7 seconds — on par with Ariel’s own supercharged Atom 3S.
Rezvani is working on a third model to sell alongside the Beast and Beast Speedster, with additional details to be announced later this year, according to WorldCarFans.