Rezvani announces plans for building a coupé and an SUV

You have to admire Ferris Rezvani. He has used one of the most desired driver’s car in the world, the Ariel Atom, a vehicle that is not road legal in many countries of the world, and created his own vehicle over it, the Beast Speedster, one that can bear a license plate anywhere. But it is still an open top, as the Atom also is. What if Rezvani offered a coupé? And what if it took the Nomad, another Ariel product, but focused on off-road, and turned it into a “regular” SUV, also easy to license? This is the plan, according to a conversation the entrepreneur had with Autoblog. And the plan is to have both before the year’s end.

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The Beast Coupé will probably be a little heavier than the Speedster, which weighs a mere 750 kg. Equipped with a Honda 2.4 4-cylinder K24 engine fed by a Rotrex supercharger, it counts on 373 kW at 7,350 rpm and 507 Nm at 5,950 rpm. That allows it to run from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.7 s. The Beast has a carbon fiber body that is 4.15 m long, 1.98 m wide, 0.97 m tall and has a wheelbase of 2.35 m. Remember it is a two-seater. There is also the Beast X specification, with 522 kW and 839 kg. It will be limited to 5 units, cost US$ 325,000 and use two Borgwarner turbocompressors. Its sprint from 0 to 100 km/h is just slightly better than the one of the Beast: 2.5 s.

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There is no confirmation that the SUV will use the Nomad’s structure, but Rezvani says the it will be “ultra rugged”. Only the Nomad would allow such a definition.

 

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.