pbskids

Due to the EU’s Global Data Protection Regulation, our website is currently unavailable to visitors from most European countries. We apologize for this inconvenience and encourage you to visit www.motortrend.com for the latest on new cars, car reviews and news, concept cars and auto show coverage, awards and much more.MOTORTREND.COM
 |   |   |  The Rezvani Beast Alpha X Blackbird is a Coachbuilt, 700-HP Lotus Elise
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

The Rezvani Beast Alpha X Blackbird is a Coachbuilt, 700-HP Lotus Elise

For when too much is never enough

Collin Woodard
Feb 2, 2018

Some people prefer their cars to be straightforward and sensible. Others love the idea of driving something truly insane. If you happen to be one of the latter, meet your new dream car. It's called the Rezvani Beast Alpha X Blackbird, and it's the 700-hp version of .

When we say the Beast Alpha is absurd, we mean it in the best way possible. It's a targa-topped supercar that's built on a 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's real party piece, however, are the doors. Instead of opening up or out, they slide forward like backward minivan doors. They're also ridiculously cool and well worth the $129,000 base price (OK, maybe not quite).

  |   The Rezvani Beast Alpha X Blackbird is a Coachbuilt, 700-HP Lotus Elise

 

If you have an additional $100,000 burning a hole in your pocket, though, Rezvani has created the Beast Alpha X Blackbird. As the name would suggest, it will initially be available only in black. If you want a different color, you'll have to talk to Rezvani. But the biggest change is under the hood. The Blackbird gets a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that makes a whopping 700 hp. So while the regular Beast Alpha is already quick enough, the Blackbird can hit 60 mph in 2.9 seconds. All that extra power comes with only a 150-pound weight penalty, meaning the carbon fiber-bodied Blackbird should still be incredibly agile.

  |   The Rezvani Beast Alpha X Blackbird is a Coachbuilt, 700-HP Lotus Elise

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. We know what you're wondering, and the answer is yes, you can play around with.

  |   The Rezvani Beast Alpha X Blackbird is a Coachbuilt, 700-HP Lotus Elise

Does anyone actually need a Rezvani Beast Alpha, much less the $225,000 Beast Alpha X Blackbird? Not at all. Even among supercars, the and are both less expensive and far more sensible. But neither of those cars manage to squeeze 700 hp out of a 2.5-liter four-cylinder, they both weigh significantly more, and most importantly, they don't have ridiculously cool backward minivan doors.

Source: Rezvani

By Collin Woodard
101 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

If you love the way the Honda Civic Type R drives but wish it stood out more, the folks at Mugen have the solution
Collin WoodardJan 16, 2019
How do you make the Volkswagen GTI even better? Just add the letters “TCR” and crank up the boost.
Ed TahaneyJan 16, 2019
Just about the only thing that can improve the supercar experience is taking the roof off, especially when the change results in basically no penalties to weight, performance, or dynamics
Erik JohnsonJan 16, 2019
Look out Honda and VAG; Hyundai has just rolled out its new Veloster N race car that will compete in TCR (touring car) classes globally, including the 2019 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge in the U.S.
Ed TahaneyJan 15, 2019
A limited-edition, thoroughly revised WRX STI that’s only for the U.S., the S209 has more power, more grip, and plenty of chassis upgrades.
Aaron GoldJan 14, 2019
Join Our FREE

Sign Up today for our FREE Newsletter and get the latest articles and news delivered right to your in-box.

Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
https://seotexts.com

www.avtomaticheskij-poliv.com.ua

www.karter-kiev.net
TO TOP