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.
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.
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.