The Beast by Rezvani Motors is a lightweight, performance-oriented vehicle that combines the Ariel Atom platform with a full bodywork, which makes it look like a “conventional” sportscar.
The overall dimensions are very compact, with a total length of 163.2 inches (4,145 mm), a wheelbase of 92.3 inches (2,345 mm) and a height of just 38.3 inches (970 mm).
On the other hand the width is quite generous, measuring 74.9 inches (1,900 mm), which provides a sporty stance that is enhanced by the large wheels, 235/35/19 at the front and 295/30/19 at the rear.
The surface treatment combines sharp, angular lines in the front and rear views with muscular, curved shoulders. Among the design details are the sleek side mirrors, the removable glass windshield and the top mounted tail exhausts, which are integrated in a distinctive element that also hides the rolllcage.
Power comes from either a 2.0-liter turbocharged, or 2.4-liter supercharged mid-mounted engine delivering 315, and up to 500 horsepower respectively.
Both engines are prepared by Ariel Atom specialists DDM Works of South Carolina, and are paired to a limited slip six-speed manual gearbox, and a rear wheel drive layout.
The carbon fiber body allows to limit the total weight to just 1,550 lbs (703 kg) for the Beat 500 and 1,470 lb (667 kg) for the Beast 300.
The 0-60 mph sprint time is 2.7 seconds for the Beast 500 and 2.9 seconds for the Beast 300.
The Beast is already available for purchase: the MSRP for the standard model (not including Launch Edition) begins at $119,000 for the BEAST 300, and $139,000 for the BEAST 500. Each car is made to order and delivery time is typically three to five months.
The car can be also purchased as an upgrade to the Ariel Atom for $49,000 for the BEAST 300, and $69,000 for BEAST 500 Launch Editions.
Below we report some details on the carbon fiber body construction process. For more information visit www.rezvanimotors.com.
The carbon fiber production is carried out by partner N2A motors — a specialty composite body maker with a rich history in making concept cars for large manufacturers. Each each body is custom fit using 3D printing technology and CNC milling techniques.
“We are going to take the CAD data and turn it over to my CNC programmers where we will write the cutting program to CNC, and cut a urethane foam 3D model of the car on our gantry mill.” says Gene Langmessner, CEO of N2A Motors. “Then we will prepare that model for pulling a mold from.”
“After making the composite mold we will be able to lay-up the carbon fiber parts to place on the donor chassis. After we lay-up the carbon parts and fabricate/engineer/scheme a way of fitting them to the chassis, we document the process and take additional molds where needed in order to repeat the process for production. Then surface, paint color sand and buff and the car is ready for the show circuit! This process will be about 1,000 – 1,500 man-hours spanning over the next 5-6 months.”
(Source: Rezvani Motors)