The newly launched Rezvani Beast ended up in Jay Leno's Garage to prove its game.
With the company's founder, Ferris Rezvani, as a special guest and the Arial Atom-based car taking the spotlight, the video focuses on some of the characteristics of the model, including the Honda-sourced 2.4-liter K24 Rotrex supercharged engine, delivering 500hp (507PS) and 374lb-ft (507Nm) in this case.
Power is sent to the rear wheels through a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission and a limited slip differential, or through an optional sequential gearbox with paddle shifters. The 0 to 60mph (96km/h) acceleration takes just 2.7 seconds.
Even though it's based on the Atom and uses a Honda engine, the Beast doesn't come cheap as it starts from $165,000. The most expensive version of the vehicle created by Ferris Rezvani is called the Beast X and it brings more power from the same 2.4-liter engine, 700hp (710PS). With just five units of this version available, each one costs a whopping $325,000.
Rezvani also does conversion kits, so if you happen to have an Arial Atom lying around and a lot of money to spend, you can add the more aerodynamic body, which increases the car's weight to 1,600lbs (725kg).