The 2017 Rezvani Beast Alpha has arrived image

Following an extensive teaser campaign, drug Rezvani has taken the wraps off its more luxurious but just as capable Beast Alpha sports car, still lightweight and packing 500 horsepower.

Rezvani’s idea of a “tamer” Beast – the Alpha is finally officially up into the world, complete with its forward-sliding Sidewinder doors that allow access into a more upscale and luxurious supercar. This is not a grand tourer though, thanks to the 500 horsepower coming from the turbocharged Honda K24 2.4-liter four-cylinder, which allows the Beast Alpha to sprint to 60 miles per hour (97 kilometers per hour) in 3.2 seconds when packing the optional sequential automatic and onto a maximum speed of 175 mph (282 km/h). The standard manual will take you to 60 in just 3.5 seconds.

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The Alpha is clearly related to the standard Beast, but the new model has an A-pillar leading into a removable hardtop roof panel so the twin nacelles at the rear are now less prominent to account for the updated styling. Inside there’s leather and Alcantara and unlike the Beast there’s also things like an airbag, power windows, air conditioning, and a connection for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The weight has been kept in check though at 1,950 pounds (885 kilograms), compared to 1,650 pounds (748 kg) for the Beast. The carbon fiber body and Lotus-derived aluminum monocoque chassis package in a compact roadster at 165.2 inches (4,145 mm) long and 43.5 inches (1,105 mm) tall.