Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Rezvani Automotive Designs | posted January 09, 2015 08:57
To be unleashed in Spring 2015
American automaker Rezvani Automotive Designs (RAD) has announced updates regarding their supercar model named Beast. As the company continues to develop the production version of the model, RAD has hired aerodynamics expert Tom Gibson to give the Beast an advanced airflow system.
Last May, we reported that the Beast was based on the Ariel Atom and was designed by Samir Sadikhov, the man behind the Aston Martin DBC and the Ferrari Xerzi concepts. The exterior of the Beast has a low-friction front fascia that comes with slender headlights. It also has an aggressive rear diffuser and a removable windshield.
According to RAD, the advanced airflow system integrated to the Beast features a front carbon fiber splitter that allows air to channel throughout the entire body. RAD added that the front end of the Beast measures three inches lower than the rear.
Moreover, it is fitted with additional vents placed behind the front and rear wheels to keep downforce at a maximum. The Beast also gets a flat, full carbon fiber underbody to allow airflow under the vehicle specially during high speeds. Lastly, RAD says the vehicle comes with a a new air tunnel that runs from the front air dams through the door panels and out to the back vents, allowing high pressure to escape from the radiator and intercoolers.
No changes has been made under the hood. The Beast is still powered either by a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine or a 2.4-liter supercharged engine. It delivers a power output rating of 319 PS and 507 PS respectively. RAD says the Beast will be unleashed in Spring 2015 (around March).