Posted On: Dec 10th, 2015 By: Alissa Barry Tyler
Rezvani Motors is unleashing their second savagely sensational supercar! The Beast X is one illusive monster, with only 5 being built to order. The bad-assery of the design was inspired by the ultimate in dexterous machinery: “I always aspired to become a fighter pilot, so I set out to create that same fighter plane feel, but on the ground”, says CEO Ferris Rezvani. “The beauty of the design of fighter planes and the fact that everything is functional on a fighter plane is very inspiring – and you really experience the ultimate in speed in those machines.”
“The whole philosophy and vision of our brand was extreme. So we do extreme cars, we do extreme design, designs that other manufacturers can’t necessarily do, don’t have the freedom to do”, Rezvani explains.
The $325,000 turbo-charged Beast X has 200HP more than it’s predecessor and reaches 0-60 in 2.5 seconds. Whaaaaat?!
“The 700HP, 1700 pound car, which is almost a Formula 1 piloted to weight ratio was really the next logical step for us. Beast X has additional wings for the down force. It has more impressive sort of bodywork on the front and the sides that distinguish it from a regular car and different wheels as well”, says Rezvani.
With a price tag this high, the car is highly customizable. “Owners pick the sound of the horn, they pick the color of the wheel lug nuts, interior and exterior stitching, they pick everything that they want for the car”, Rezvani says. The custom build process takes 12 weeks and a current car is being built with the sound of Jaws as the horn!
“It is an all-carbon fiber car, interior and exterior, which is a very difficult and labor-intensive material to work with. The chassis is chromoly steel which is one of the hardest and stiffest chassis/metals available”, Rezvani explains. “I actually worked with a designer as well, he’s based in Europe. We started with napkin sketches of three very different designs.”
What I LOVE about supercars – this is me, Alissa speaking – is that they aren’t meant to be practical… they come straight from the place where imagination runs wild, and for those brave, patient and financially capable enough to bring such creations to life, the result is a cleverly inventive, well-focused, fine-tuned work of ingenuity capable of blowing minds. The Beast X sounds like it has clawed its way to its own status of superior machinery, ready to pounce with every click of the seatbelt latch.
“I love cars. I’ve always loved cars ever since I was 3 years old. I would take my grandma shopping and make sure she took her purse with her so that she would buy me a toy car.”
“My first car was a 1991 Honda CRX and that was my dream car back then, when I was 14 or 15 years old. Immediately I went to customize it and change the design and add different visuals. I’ve always been into that.”
“Probably the most iconic as a little kid was the Corvette, just because of the long hood, the low pop up lights. I remember the Corvettes in the 80s and the 70s and that got my attention the most. In the 90s I think my favorite car was the McLaren F1.”
Rezvani says he’s been fortunate enough to be able to assemble a team – “it’s the whole team that’s been able to see all the hard work come true. Everything from the fabricators to the designers to showing people that you can do what everybody thinks is hard to do. If you don’t quit… and of course there was a lot of obstacles along the way… but I looked at every obstacle as a learning experience as one way that you couldn’t do what you wanted to do. So that lead me to a different way to be able to do what you wanted to do. I always try to share that it was good to prove to myself and good to prove to others as well that you can do something – no matter how hard it seems there’s a way.”
(*Credit: WikiCommons 1996 McLaren F1. From the Ralph Lauren collection on display at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Photo taken in 2005.)
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