Stunning carbon-fiber body wrapped around a 500-hp Ariel Atom. What's not to like?
After his failed attempt with Bulleta Motors, Ferris Rezvani has finally taken the wraps of his latest project, dubbed the "Beast." Based on the Ariel Atom 3, the stylish sports car's carbon-fiber body was designed by Samir Sadikhov, renowned for penning the Cadillac C-Ville and Aston Martin DBC concepts. The sleek exterior sports a carbon-fiber front spoiler, massive rear diffuser and sits on 19-inch rims, while the sparse interior houses carbon-fiber seats and steering wheel, as well as an infotainment system.
Weighing in at just 136 kg more than the Atom, the 748-kg Beast comes powered by a Honda-sourced 2.4-liter four-cylinder that's been supercharged and turbocharged to deliver 500 hp to the rear wheels.
The result is a 0-60 mph time of 2.7 seconds and a top speed of 165 mph. The California-based company is now accepting orders for the Beast that will take between 8-12 weeks to build, priced at $165,000 a pop.