Plenty of manufacturers sought to use last weeks LA Auto Show 2016 to launch their latest hardware. Aston Martin for example launched the Vanquish S while Lamborghini launched the Huracan RWD Spyder, both without stepping foot in the convention centre. Rezvani adopted a similar approach, unveiling the Rezvani Beast Alpha in Los Angeles last week.
The Rezvani Beast is now a year old. The version we saw before was open-top based upon the Ariel Atom. It had a 2.4-litre Honda Civic sourced four-cylinder engine with 500 hp and a 2.7 second 0 to 100 km/h time. This latest version has a targa top and is said to be built upon a Lotus-sourced aluminium monocoque instead.
The Alpha is a fundamental redesign rather than a simple additional model for the range. It gets full carbon fibre panels with new front and rear facia together with a new set of side-mounted air vents. The rear gets a new central exhaust port together with overhead rear vents.
The Beast Alpha adds a smattering of additional features including the removable targa-style top and patented SideWinder doors. The doors are a particularly impressive detail. The Beast Alpha gets unique 18-inch forged alloy wheels with 19-inch forged alloy wheels optional.
In total, the Rezvani Beast Alpha weighs in at just 1,950 lbs (884 kgs). The engine is an Acura K24 base, rebuilt by Rezvani to include turbocharger, ported cylinder heads, reengineered camshaft profiles, unique aluminium pistons and CrMo connecting rods.
The modifications are enough for 500 hp of output and a 3.2 second 0 to 60 mph time. With the sequential gearbox option, 3.4 second sprint times are possible together with a 175 mph top speed. The power to weight ratio is 2.56 pound per horsepower.
The interior of the Rezvani Beast Alpha features Alcantara and leather surfaces with a sporty steering wheel and a custom shift knob. Options including air conditioning, airbags, Apple CarPlay and Android are also available.
The Rezvani Beast Alpha is built by a team of engineers in Irvine, California. Customers are able to personalise their cars with prices starting at $200,000. It is now available to order.