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Rezvani Motors unleashes the Beast

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The USA has a new sports car and it’s a Beast.

California startup Rezvani Motors has draped the bare-bones chassis of the Ariel Atom track day special with sleek, carbon fiber bodywork, given it a full interior treatment and named it the Beast.

Powered by a custom 315 hp supercharged Honda 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, and weighing in at just about 1,500 pounds, the two-seater can hit 60 mph in 2.9 seconds, while a 500 hp version with a supercharged and turbocharged engine can do it in 2.7 secs, quicker than a Porsche 911 Turbo.

A six-speed manual is the only transmission available.

The low-volume vehicle is sold primarily as a track car, but can be made street legal under kit car or specialty construction vehicle rules that vary state to state.

Prices start at $119,000 for the 315 hp version, and $139,000 for the 500 hp model, but existing Atom owners can have theirs updated for $49G and $69G, respectively.

The first two cars of each model will also be sold for the early bird special prices of $99,500 and $124,900, so you’ll need to be as quick as the car if you want a deal.