If that wind in your face feeling isn't always your cup of tea, coachbuilder Rezvani will soon offer the ultimate ultra light weight sports car, this time with a roof attached.
Rezvani hasn't released many details yet about the car known as Beast Alpha, but the company says it will be a targa version of its Beast Speedster. Just what that means for the targa roof is up for some speculation, however, as we aren't sure yet if it will use a cloth or a composite removable panel above the passenger compartment. Like the original Beast, the Alpha will no doubt ride on the Ariel Atom's tubular structure and again be wrapped in a shapely carbon fiber body.
2016 Rezvani Beast Speedster
We can be fairly confident that the car's powertrain will be largely carried over from the Beast. That means a Honda-sourced supercharged 2.4-liter 4-cylinder rated at 500 horsepower and the choice of a 6-speed manual or a racing-inspired sequential automatic gearbox. As we learned last fall during a test drive, the Beast is something like a more refined version of the Ariel Atom.
Rezvani quotes a 0-60 mph sprint of just 2.7 seconds for the standard Beast Speedster, no doubt made possible by its 1,550-pound curb weight. We expect the targa won't change either of those measurements much while offering something closer to four-seasons comfort.