Rezvani Motors

Customers are going to expect big things when a manufacturer calls its latest creation 'Beast' but with 493bhp on tap and razor sharp styling, Rezvani's animalistic offering could prove tempting.

The Californian supercar creators have recently revealed plans to build two version of the Beast, both based on the almighty Ariel Atom and sporting either a 311bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged engine or a 2.4-litre V8 that develops a gut-busting 493bhp.

Where the Atom features stark, tubular bodywork, Rezvani's debut will boast angular panels, gaping bonnet vents, flared wheel arches and a steeply raked windscreen to keep insects from mouths.

There's enough space inside to comfortably seat two occupants and customers can even add bespoke touches to the interior, such as leather seats and carbon trim on the dash and doors.

Despite featuring design elements that usually appear on much heavier supercars, Rezvani has worked hard to keep weight to a minimum by employing carbon fibre in the exterior bodywork, resulting in a kerb weight of just 667kg – 117kg heavier than the recently unveiled Atom 3.5R.

The range topping V8 model weighs in at just 703kg.

Has the Beast grabbed you by the scruff of the neck? If so, the smaller capacity 300 model will set you back £70,000, while the larger V8-powered 500 model will cost £81,000. Rezvani is taking orders now and will deliver cars between three and five months of receiving a deposit.

The only downside is that you'll have to pop across to California to pick it up.