California’s Rezvani is back with another crazy creation from its Beast line of sports cars. The latest Rezvani Beast Alpha X Blackbird, and it’s the 700-hp version of the already absurd Rezvani Beast Alpha.
When we say the Beast Alpha is absurd. It’s a targa-topped supercar that’s built on a Lotus Elise chassis, makes 400 hp, and weighs about 2,000 pounds. As light as it is, its 1.8-liter supercharged four-cylinder is powerful enough to hit 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. The Beast Alpha was shown for the first time in 2016, which was also when we got to see its cool “sidewinder” sliding doors in action for the first time.
In the Beast Alpha X Blackbird you’re looking at a full 700 hp, and this is in a car that weighs only 2,150 pounds. The result is that the spritely sports car will sprint to 60 mph from rest in only 2.9 seconds. Power comes from a turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-4 developed with top engine builder Cosworth. Rezvani builds the engine from the ground up using Carillo racing forged pistons, rods, cams, valve, springs and a Cosworth ECU. A six-speed manual comes standard, but a six-speed automatic with paddle shifters is available as a $15,000 option.
Buyers can also choose from three different leather options, three types of seats, and two different steering wheels. For an extra $2,500, you can also add a premium sound system that includes an Apple CarPlay-equipped touchscreen. The Beast Alpha X Blackbird is the most powerful and fastest car the brand has ever made. So, it shouldn’t be surprising to hear that it’s also one of its most expensive, as it is priced at $225,000. Only five units will be made.