Rezvani just launched a cool car configurator that lets you add several options

In recent years, the market has been flooded by superlight sports cars in the vein of the Caterham Seven. Ariel, Noble, and KTM are only a few of the companies that have joined this niche, launching powerful competitors for the iconic Seven. But these aren’t as new as the Rezvani Beast, a sports car built by an American-Iranian manufacturer established in 2014. Based on the Ariel Atom underneath, the Beast arrived in various configurations in 2015 and quickly made a name for itself as one of the most aggressive, no-nonsense sports cars on the market. Come 2016 and Rezvani is finally ready to take orders for the Beast, which can be customized via an online configurator.

The interesting thing about it is that while most sports cars don’t have an actual configurator — the Seven, for instance, can’t be built online — Rezvani launched quite the comprehensive website for the Beast. The first step enables you to see the sports car in one of six available paints and one of three wheel colors. Next up, you get to pick between the six-speed manual or automatic transmissions, standard or adjustable suspension, and from three different braking systems.

There are also numerous Interior options for such a simple sports car, including cloth or leather upholstery, three colors, and customizing possibilities for the shift knob, stitching, seats, steering wheel, and floor mats. Finally, you can select a premium sound system and accessories such as a car cover and a battery charger. The next step is to reserve the car and place the order, in which case you can choose to make a deposit. It’s pretty neat assuming you have at least $210,000 to spare. If you don’t, it’s still a lot of fun to play with the online app. Here’s how we configured our Beast.

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Our Configuration

Needless to say, when it comes to high-performance sports cars, exterior colors do nothing to alter the vehicle’s specs, which makes them pretty much useless. On the other hand, when you spend $200,000+ on a vehicle, you do care about the paint it is finished it. You can’t go wrong with either of the six colors available, but I like my sports cars flashy, so I opted for the Star Yellow. This hue is free of charge, as are the black, white, red, silver, and blue you can choose from. Moving over to the wheels, I picked them in black, a color that works well with any bright exterior, especially yellow. Black rims are optional and cost $1,500, much like the Dark Gray finish. If you’re not willing to spend extra on wheels, you’ll have to go with the standard brushed aluminum, which isn’t a bad choice really.

Moving over to transmission and chassis options, I decided to go with the standard six-speed manual. The 500-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-banger is just too good to pair it to an automatic gearbox, but I can understand that some of you might enjoy using the paddles behind the steering wheel to shift. Opting for the manual, though, will save you a cool $10,000 to spend on other stuff, which could include the adjustable suspension system I selected for $2,500 and the carbon-ceramic braking package for $8,500. The Alcon brakes are cheaper at $2,500, while the Willwood combo is free of charge.

The interior can be had in either cloth standard or in full leather for $3,500. I opted for leather and selected it in black. Rezvani also offers Camel (some sort of orangey brown) and Red for upholstery colors (both free of charge), but I think black works better with the yellow exterior. I also picked the $250 machined shift knob with a "Rezvani" logo, the $2,500 hand-made stitching, and the $5,000 carbon-fiber seats. I also selected the $1,500 carbon-fiber steering wheel for further weight savings. The leather floor mats with white stitching and red logo are a cool feature, but I decided to skip on them, as I did with the $500 rear trunk option. Let’s face it, it’s not like I’m going to see the leather floor mats too often and I’m definitely not going to use the Beast to carry groceries. I also skipped on the premium sound system with Apple CarPlay as I don’t want anything to disturb the wonderful sound coming from under the hood. Doing the same will save you $2,500. Finally, I opted for the $750 weather proof car cover to make sure that paint remains intact for many years to come.

All told, I ended up with a Beast that costs $236,000, $26,000 of which are optional extras. A bit expensive given that you can get a Porsche 911 Turbo S for significantly less, but it’s a decent price to pay for an extreme and exclusive sports car. I obviously can’t afford a Beast, but hey, I had fun building it.

What’s your favorite configuration? Build one and let me know in the comments box below. Don’t forget to post a picture too.

Read our full review on the Rezvani Beast here.

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