Not driving fast, just flying low

Rezvani Motors was originally founded in 2014 in Orange County, California. In May of 2015, Rezvani released its very first model - the Rezvani Beast, a low-weight supercar based on the Ariel Atom. The company has released a series of new models in the years that followed, including an SUV called the Rezvani Tank, and now it’s introducing a new top-of-the-line iteration of the Beast called the Alpha X Blackbird, which sits atop four other models, including the Beast, Beast Alpha, Beast X, and Beast Alpha X. Rezvani says this latest model is even more hardcore than those that came before, once again combining impressively low weight and high horsepower to make for the “quickest, most powerful vehicle Rezvani Motors has ever built.”

Continue reading to learn more about the Rezvani Beast Alpha X Blackbird.

  • 2018 Rezvani Beast Alpha X Blackbird
  • Year:
    2018
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    inline-4
  • Transmission:
    6-speed manual
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    700
  • Displacement:
    2.5 L
  • 0-60 time:
    2.9 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    200 mph
  • Price:
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Rezvani Beast Alpha X Blackbird Exterior Styling

- * Very aggressive exterior style
- * Unique design
- * Low, wide, mean
- * Carbon fiber exterior construction
- * LED lighting
- * Targa top roof
- * Black paint, lime green details
- * 18-inch forged wheels
- * “SideWinder” door style
- * Smoked rear taillight strip
- * Custom exterior colors offered
- * Exhaust note can be “heard for miles”

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The whole thing is constructed from hand-crafted carbon fiber to keep it as lightweight as possible.

Outside, the Rezvani Beast Alpha X Blackbird uses an aesthetic penned by Samir Sadikhov, the same award-winning designer who also crafted the Rezvani Tank, the Ferrari Xezri, and the Cadillac C-Ville. Rezvani’s CEO, Ferris Rezvani, provided direction on the design as well.

The whole thing is constructed from hand-crafted carbon fiber to keep it as lightweight as possible (check out the Drivetrain And Performance for more info on the lightness aspect of this vehicle). The styling is extremely aggressive, with a broad, flat, curving nose section, high-rising fenders, and deep-cut intakes. Forward illumination is provided by a set of high-intensity LED headlights, which are mounted in two thin housings just underneath the long hood line, placed low to the ground and following the curvature of the front splitter. Equipped with the X package, the exterior also gains some lime green detailing bits around the front fenders and side.

Up top is a removable targa roof to provide you with extra headroom if the driving conditions call for it. The profile is dominated by a set of deep-dish 18-inch forged alloy wheels, which come with a black finish as standard, as well as a riveted construction around the outer lip. You’ll also find a unique “SideWinder” door design to aid ingress and egress. Basically, this door design will slide towards the nose of the vehicle, rather than up like you get with scissor doors, or out like with normal doors.

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Rezvani describes the exhaust note as “muscular and exhilarating,” adding that it “can be heard for miles.” So yeah - your neighbors are sure to love it.

In back, we find a unique squared exhaust tip, which is set in the center of a deep diffuser and mounted just above the pavement. Rezvani describes the exhaust note as “muscular and exhilarating,” adding that it “can be heard for miles.” So yeah - your neighbors are sure to love it. Stretching between the rear fenders is a thin taillight housing strip, which comes with a smokey tint that adds a cool stealthiness to it.

Finally, the Blackbird is draped in a Mirror Black Metallic paint as standard, which is exactly as it should be. However, if you want something with a bit more flash, Rezvani also says it’ll deck yours out in a custom paint job, if desired.

Rezvani Beast Alpha X Blackbird exterior dimensions

Height 1,104.9 mm (43.5 inches)
Length 4,145 mm (165.2 inches)
Width 1,981 mm (80.1 inches)
Wheelbase 2,345 mm (92.3 inches)

Rezvani Beast Alpha X Blackbird Interior Design

- * Minimalist interior
- * Driver-focused, little opulence or luxury
- * Three interior colors offered
- * Loads of carbon fiber everywhere
- * Leather and contrast stitching for upholstery
- * Optional carbon fiber steering wheel
- * Full carbon fiber seats
- * Digital racing Instrumentation
- * Digital shift lights
- * Optional infotainment center with Apple CarPlay

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Step inside the cabin, and you’ll find a minimalistic, simple layout, with very little to offer in terms of extraneous luxury.

Step inside the cabin of the Rezvani Beast Alpha X Blackbird, and you’ll find a minimalistic, simple layout, with very little to offer in terms of extraneous luxury. The whole thing is clearly focused on providing as much feedback as possible to the driver, with as few distractions as possible along the way.

Interior color options include Black, Camel (orange), and Red. Carbon fiber appears to be the dominant material throughout, used for the door panels and the trim pieces, among other bits. Options include even more carbon fiber pieces here and there, while the optional hand-crafted contrast stitching added around each leather panel gives it a splash of extra premium feel. Leather floor mats with unique stitching can be had an extra $650.

Meanwhile, the X package adds in a leather and Alcantara steering wheel, with complementary lime trim along the rim of the steering wheel echoing the exterior aesthetic. When equipped with the optional sequential transmission, the steering wheel also comes will carbon fiber shift paddles along the sides. An all-carbon fiber steering wheel will run you an extra $1,500.

The seats come with an ergonomic design and, according to the automaker, “just the right amount of padding.” These sitters use a fixed-back bucket design, and should do well to help keep you in place while slinging through the corners with vigor. Full carbon fiber sitters with manual adjustments are offered for an extra $5,000, while the Sport Leather seats are an extra $3,700.

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Behind the steering wheel, drivers will get their info via a digital racing instrument cluster, complete with a set of shift lights.

Behind the steering wheel, drivers will get their info via a digital racing instrument cluster. Offering programmable display modes, the screen also comes with a series of shift lights for perfectly timed cog swaps.

If you need a few extra technological niceties on deck, then the options list also includes an Alpine infotainment hub with Apple CarPlay support, which mounts an 11-inch touchscreen centrally in the dash. Pricing for this adds another $3,500 to the price tag.

Rezvani Beast Alpha X Blackbird Drivetrain And Performance

- * Mid-engine, RWD
- * Turbocharged and intercooled 2.5-liter four-cylinder
- * Tuning by Cosworth
- * Maximum output of 700 horsepower
- * 0 to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds
- * Six-speed manual or six-speed sequential automatic
- * Weighs just 2,100 pounds
- * Lotus chassis underneath
- * AP Racing brakes
- * Optional carbon ceramic brakes

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Powering this beast is a turbocharged 2.5-liter ‘four, which is a bit of a break from the traditional turbo V-8’s you see in most modern mid-engine supercars

Mounted in the middle of the Rezvani Beast Alpha X Blackbird is a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder powerplant, which is a bit of a break from the traditional turbo V-8’s you see in most modern mid-engine supercars.

With tuning done by Cosworth, the British-based performance company best known for its Formula 1 engines and high-spec road and racing cars, the high-strung ‘four comes equipped with a ton of extras to support the Blackbird’s big power claims. These include new racing forged pistons, rods, cams, and valves, as well as new springs from Carillo racing.

With every psi of boost sufficiently intercooled and subsequently stuffed into the cylinders, the Blackbird produces upwards of 700 horsepower. That’s a huge amount of muscle from such a small engine, and it’s a 300-horsepower upgrade over the standard Beast Alpha and 100 horsepower more than the standard Beast Alpha X.

All told, this thing can provide some truly neck-snapping acceleration, with Rezvani quoting a 0-to-60 mph time of 2.9 seconds. Compared to the standard Beast Alpha, the Blackbird is much quicker, undercutting the older model’s 3.5-second 0-to-60 time by a significant margin.

Rezvani didn’t disclose the model’s top speed, but if we were to guess, it should be close to that magic 200-mph mark.

Every pony is routed to the rear axle thanks to a new six-speed sequential automatic transmission. The Blackbird is the first car to come with the company’s new six-speed sequential gearbox, and it costs an extra $15,000 to equip. Alternatively, you can also get yours with a six-speed manual, if desired.

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One of the Blackbird’s greatest strengths is its ultra-low curb weight, tipping the scales at just 2,100 pounds.

One of the Blackbird’s greatest strengths is its ultra-low curb weight, tipping the scales at just 2,100 pounds. Much of that is down to the chassis, which comes from a Lotus Elise. Paired with all that carbon, it starts to make sense.

Finally, the brakes come from AP Racing. If you need even more stopping power, the Blackbird is also offered with optional carbon ceramic units.

Engine Cosworth 2.5 L Turbo with Intercooler
Horsepower 700 HP
Transmission 6-Speed Manual
0 to 60 mph 2.9 seconds
Top Speed 200 mph
Weight 2,150 Pounds (750KG)

Rezvani Beast Alpha X Blackbird Prices

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Limited to just five examples total, pricing for the Rezvani Beast Alpha X Blackbird starts at $225,000. That’s $96,000 more than the standard Beast Alpha and $46,000 more than the standard Beast Alpha X. Each purchase also includes a 1-year unlimited-mile warranty.

Rezvani Beast Alpha X Blackbird Competition

Noble M600 Speedster

2015 Noble M600 Speedster Exterior
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If you’re looking for options in the low-weight, high-powered boutique supercar segment, then the Brits over at Noble are offering this - the M600 Speedster. Like the Blackbird, the roof is missing from this one, but the power is all correct and present, with as much as 650 horsepower and 654 pound-feet of torque hammered out thanks to a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 behind the cabin. The Noble is lightweight too, tipping the scales at just 2,645 pounds. The interior is a bit more dressed-up than the Blackbird as well, arriving to the party with high-end upholstery and a pleasingly well-executed layout to boot. Of course, all this goodness doesn’t come cheap, and pricing is therefore a bit higher than the Blackbird, starting a bit north of $350,000.

Read our full review of the 2015 Noble M600 Speedster.

Spyker C8 Preliator Spyder

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If you’re looking for a bit more flash and style than what’s offered with the Blackbird, then Spyker might be the way to go. Inspired by the world of aviation, Spyker’s vehicles are unique creations in the segment, looking at home on either a ritzy boulevard or at a private airstrip. The latest C8 Preliator Spyder is no different, and its got the performance specs to match, coming equipped with a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V-8 powerplant from Koenigsegg pumping out 600 horsepower. Throw in a six-speed manual transmission and a carbon/aluminum space frame chassis, and this thing can move, topping out at over 200 mph. Then, of course, there’s the incredible interior spec, which gets drenched in high-quality switchgear and detailing. Beautiful!

Read our full review of the 2018 Spyker C8 Preliator Spyder.

Final Thoughts

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To make this thing any more testosterone-fueled, it would have to be made from steaks and beard hair and you’d have to win a bare-knuckled boxing match to start it.

When you give your car a name like “Beast Alpha X Blackbird,” you make a certain number of very specific promises - namely savage performance and head-twisting speed. After all, if you’re giving a nod to the SR-71 Blackbird spy plane, a machine that, in it’s day, pushed the very limit of what was technically possible in a jet aircraft, you better come proper.

Unsurprisingly, Rezvani isn’t blinking. “The Beast Alpha X ‘Blackbird’ truly lives up to its name,” said Rezvani CEO, Ferris Rezvani. “Our design team worked closely with Rampage Jackson to come up with the perfect vehicle to match his signature style and Beast-like personality.”

For those of you who may be unaware, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson is an MMA fighter, actor, and retired professional wrestler, as well as the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion.

“Born from the vision of a pure driving experience, the Rezvani Beast Alpha X Black Bird Edition was designed with one thing in mind: brutal power.”

So then - it was inspired by both a physics-twisting supersonic spy plane and an MMA fighter, and it was built for the sole purpose of producing “brutal power” delivery. To make this thing any more testosterone-fueled, it would have to be made from steaks and beard hair and you’d have to win a bare-knuckled boxing match to start it.

The choice to go with a turbo four-cylinder seems a bit odd.

We’re definitely loving the performance spec - after all, who can argue with 700 horsepower? Still, the choice to go with a turbo four-cylinder seems a bit odd, but we’re guessing the feeling of all that boost coming online is a bit like hitting the afterburners on the actual Blackbird.

So even if it doesn’t come with an eight-cylinder rumble, and even if the interior is sparse at best, the Blackbird is still an impressive effort.

  • Leave it
    • * Four-cylinder exhaust note and power delivery
    • * Spartan cabin space
    • * Still very expensive

References

2016 Rezvani Beast High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2016 Rezvani Beast.

Rezvani Beast Alpha Wows LA With Its Sidewinder Doors High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2016 Rezvani Beast Alpha.

2018 Rezvani Tank Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2018 Rezvani Tank.

Press release

A new Rezvani Beast has taken to the streets. In this case, a hardcore, 700-horsepower Beast Alpha X dubbed the ’Blackbird,’ its name inspired by the Lockheed SR-71 ’Blackbird’ military jet. Paired to a quick-shifting sequential automatic gearbox, it’s the quickest, most powerful vehicle Rezvani Motors has ever built. Thanks to its best-in-class performance, and curb weight of approximately 2,100 pounds, the Beast Alpha X is able to sprint to 60 miles per hour in just 2.9 seconds. Power is delivered via a turbocharged 2.5-liter engine with a Cosworth tune. The Beast Alpha X is the first car equipped with Rezvani’s six-speed sequential gearbox, but is also available with a six-speed manual.

The body is constructed of a hand-crafted, high-grade carbon composite. The Beast Alpha’s look was penned by award-winning designer Samir Sadikhov under the direction of CEO Ferris Rezvani. With the performance-oriented X package equipped, the Beast Alpha comes with a few defining design elements to note, including distinctive lime green detailing on the front fenders and side profile, and a leather and Alcantara finished sport steering wheel.

Other design features include custom, deep dish 18-inch forged alloy wheels which hide a set of sturdy AP Racing brakes behind them. Carbon ceramic brakes are optional. The cabin comes fitted with carbon fiber door panels and carbon fiber detailing throughout. This particular vehicle comes equipped with the optional Alpine Apple CarPlay unit.

Weight: 2,100 pounds (952 kg)
Height: 43.5 Inches (1104.9 mm)
Length: 165.2 Inches (4145 mm)
Width: 80.1 Inches (1981 mm)
Wheelbase: 92.3 Inches (2345 mm)
"The Beast Alpha X ’Blackbird’ truly lives up to its name," said CEO Ferris Rezvani. "Our design team worked closely with Rampage Jackson to come up with the perfect vehicle to match his signature style and Beast-like personality."

Limited to just 5 examples. A Beast Alpha X ’Blackbird’ has just been delivered to MMA champion and actor Rampage Jackson. The 2018 Rezvani Beast Alpha X ’Blackbird’ starts at $225,000.
About Rezvani Motors
Rezvani Motors was founded in 2014, in Orange County, California, with a mission to create the purest sports car driving experience on the market. All vehicles are designed and developed inthe United States with suppliers and partners from around the world.

BEAST ALPHA X "BLACKBIRD"
Its name Inspired by the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

0-60 MPH IN 2.9 SECONDS
700 HORSEPOWER
2,150 LBS
REZVANI 2.5L TURBO
STARTING AT $225,000

KEY FEATURES
Born from the vision of a pure driving experience, the Rezvani Beast Alpha X Black Bird Edition was designed with one thing in mind: brutal power

A POWERFUL HEART
At its core sits a reliable and powerful 2.5-liter 700 HP Rezvani built racing engine, and given an innovative and efficient Turbo charger. Rezvani builds the engine from the ground up using new Carillo racing forged pistons, rods, cams, valve, springs and Cosworth ECU. The results are astonishing performance — Beast is capable of 0-60 mph in just 2.9seconds, giving drivers the ultimate thrill. The engine also allows for a low cost of ownership and service.

REMOVABLE HARD-TOP
With a removable targa-style top, the Beast Alpha allows drivers to experience open-air driving pleasure without having to sacrifice usability.

SIDEWINDER™ DOORS
Trademark SideWinder doors provide a unique experience unlike any other. Even more available room when entering and exiting, and a design that’s sure to turn some heads in the process.

PURPOSE BUILT SEATS
Ergonomically designed seats with just the right amount of padding and optional carbon fiber fitments provide maximum comfort for hours of driving.

CLOSE RATIO 6-SPEED MANUAL
A close ratio 6-speed manual transmission provides accurate gear shifts and allows the driver to be fully involved in the driving experience. Available optional sequential automatic.

HIGH INTENSITY LED HEADLIGHTS
Utilizing the latest in lighting technology, our advanced LED Headlights provide maximum road illumination for late night driving.

SOUNDS THAT STIR EMOTIONS
Uniquely positioned dual exhaust tips provide a muscular and exhilarating exhaust note that can be heard for miles.

RACE-INSPIRED INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
A programmable dash displays all the critical information for the driver at a glance. Shift lights and shift points are pre programmed to tell the driver when to shift for maximum engine horsepower and torque bans.

CARBON FIBER CONSTRUCTION
A composite material used in aerospace and Formula 1 racing, carbon fiber Construction allows Beast to be one of the lightest sports cars in the world, and is critical to Beast’s handling and race car driving dynamics. Beast Alpha’s body is made entirely of carbon fiber.

DETAILD SPECIFICATIONS
0-60 MPH in 2.9 Seconds
Rezvani / Cosworth 2.5 L Turbo with Intercooler
700 Horsepower
6-Speed Manual Gearbox
Sequential Automatic Optional
Carbon fiber Body
Weight: 2,150 Pounds (750KG)
Length: 165.2 Inches (4,145 mm)
Width: 80.1 Inches (1,981 mm)
Wheelbase: 92.3 Inches (2,345 mm)
1 Year Unlimited Mile Warranty

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