Super Street Network

 |   |   |  500-HP, K24 Rezvani Beast Alpha Revealed
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

500-HP, K24 Rezvani Beast Alpha Revealed

Don't Miss the SideWinder Doors of This Lightweight Supercar

Manufacturer
Nov 17, 2016
Writer: Zach Gale

Imagine the entrance you'll make in the 2017 Rezvani Beast Alpha. Looking not quite like anything your super-rich friends drive, the Alpha version of the Rezvani Beast weighs in at just under 2,000 pounds, the manufacturer claims, yet is powered by a highly modified 500-hp engine that started life as an Acura K24 naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine. The real eyebrow-raiser for those watching you pull up to the valet station are the SideWinder doors, which open out and toward the front of the car. We're not sure if that makes it easier to get in and out, but it is different.

If you're the type of $200,000 supercar buyer who actually drives your cars beyond the boulevard, know that the car is based on a Lotus-derived aluminum monocoque, so it's got good bones. The body is carbon fiber, and the wheels are forged 18-inchers, with 19s being optional. About that Acura K24 engine and the car's dynamics, Rezvani has added a number of modifications, from a high-performance turbo and remapped ECU to an "aggressively tuned" exhaust system. Acceleration from 0-60 comes in 3.2 seconds with the available sequential automatic, or 3.5 seconds with a six-speed manual, on to a 175-mph top speed. Those are impressive numbers, but we should mention that a 2014 Huracan we tested hit 60 in 2.8 seconds.

More on Rezvani: Twin-Turbo Rezvani Beast X Packs 700 HP

As you'd expect with a $200,000 car, throttle response and handling are customizable, and Rezvani says there are settings to increase eco-friendly fuel choices -- perhaps for when you're searching for a gas station after a spirited run down a winding road.

And given the Beast Alpha's Lotus connection, we hope owners will actually drive the car. The Beast Alpha, which has a removable targa top, is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The lightweight Rezvani Beast Alpha is small, measuring just 165.2 inches, or shorter than the 175.6-inch Huracan.

We're guessing that the car might not be as daily-driver friendly as the Huracan was during one example's 30-day stay with Motor Trend, but the Rezvani Beast Alpha offers a unique package you won't find as often as others in this price range. So tell us: For around $200,000, would you consider the 2017 Rezvani Beast Alpha?

By Manufacturer
37 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

Called the GR Super Sport Concept, it looks like it could be Toyota's next LMP car, but this might actually be an LMP-inspired street car.
Collin WoodardDec 15, 2017
The builds that you and your friends take part in are what truly bring people together.
Austin LottDec 15, 2017
Preview the February 2018 issue of Super Street, featuring the 2018 Toyo Tires x SS Calendar, a 620hp MR2, 726hp S15, Car Shop Glow’s pair of FD RX-7, and more! Plus: JDM wagons!
Bob HernandezDec 15, 2017
If you didn't know what Link Engine Management is but happen to be a fan of American pro drifting and/or time attack, consider this news your introduction.
Bob HernandezDec 15, 2017
One month isn't a lot of time to build a captivating show car, especially for a show like Wekfest Japan. But Masaru Ishikawa set out to do it
David IshikawaDec 13, 2017
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP