Rezvani Automotive Designs

The Rezvani Beast, the company's first sports car based on the Ariel Atom.

Rezvani Motors is an automotive designer and manufacturer of high-performance sports cars based in Irvine, California.[3][4] Rezvani Motors was founded by Iranian-American entrepreneur Ferris Rezvani, one of the designers of the Vencer Sarthe[5] who formerly worked with Aston Martin, Ferrari,[6][7] and DBC.[8] The company's main product is the Rezvani Beast,[6] a self-funded project by Rezvani.[9]

History

Rezvani Motors was founded in 2014 by Ferris Rezvani. In June of that year, Rezvani Motors introduced the Rezvani Beast based on the Ariel Atom.[7][1][10] Rezvani Motors' vehicle production is done in a 50,000-square-foot facility RAD is operating in Santa Ana, California.[9] In May 2015, Rezvani Motors released details and photos of the Rezvani Beast.[11] In June 2015, Rezvani unveiled the production version of the Beast[12][13] allowing customers to order the car with an 8- to 12-week production process.[14][15]

Entertainer Chris Brown purchased the first Rezvani Beast in 2015 for $200,000. The car was used in the filming of Brown's single "Liquor."[16] The 500 horsepower street-legal race car has no doors, no roof, and weighs just 1,650 pounds.[17] Entertainer Enrique Iglesias drove the Rezvani Beast Alpha in his music video "El Baño".[18]

Rezvani unveiled its extreme utility vehicle named TANK[19] in November 2017. TANK is designed to be a military-style truck for the road. Some of the key features the TANK offers are as follows, optional ballistic armor bulletproof to B4 and B7 Levels, glass and all opaque armor, firewall, bomb protection, reinforced suspension, Military Runflat Tires, Intercom System and the TANK is powered by a 6.4L V8 Dodge Hemi engine[20] and on-demand 4 wheel drive. The TANK[21] has more advanced options such as a thermal night vision system, bulletproof glass rated at up to Ballistic level 7 (high caliber weapons including armor-piercing rounds), composite armor around the passengers, a rear tack dispenser, electrified door handles, magnetic deadbolts, blinding lights, gas masks, hypothermia kit, hidden radiator, and kevlar wrapped fuel tank. The Rezvani TANK is built in the US in Rezvani's Irvine, CA plant. The Rezvani TANK has an offload suspension system designed by FOX racing suspensions.

Notable owners of TANKs include Jamie Foxx,[22] Rampage Jackson, and Chris Brown.[23]

Products

Beast

In June of 2014, Rezvani Motors introduced the Rezvani Beast based on the Ariel Atom,[7] using the Ariel Atom chassis[24][25] with a lightweight carbon fiber body.[26][27] It is American-made using several British built Ariel Atom parts.[7] The car has a six-speed manual transmission with a rear-wheel layout.[28] The windshield is removable[29][30] and the car weighs approximately 1,650 pounds.[1][31][32] The custom production uses custom fit[10] 3D printing and CNC milling technology[8] for an estimated 1,500 labor hours of work.[6] CNC routing is used to make a 3D version of the car. The 3D print is used as a mold for the carbon fiber panels.[4][33] 3D printers create other parts of the vehicle such as lights and mirrors.[33] The first Beast will be delivered to an owner in Texas.[34]

Beast X

Rezvani Motors introduced their next model: the Beast X. The Beast X is street legal and weighs in at 1,850 lbs, with 700 horsepower.[35] The car is powered by a 2.4-liter motor with Borg Warner turbochargers, which allows it to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds. Only 5 Beast Xs will be produced, with an anticipated price tag of $325,000.

Beast Alpha

In November 2016, Rezvani unveiled the Beast Alpha[36] as an upcoming version. The Alpha will add Rezvani's newly patented "Sidewinder doors",[37] a hardtop, power windows, power locks, airbags, and full climate control.[38]

Beast Alpha X "Blackbird"

In February 2018, Rezvani unveiled the Beast Alpha X "Blackbird". Inspired by the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, the Alpha X "Blackbird" is their most performance-oriented car, with a reduced body weight of 2,150 lbs., a 700 horsepower 2.5 liter turbocharged engine and a 0-60 mph time of 2.9 seconds.[39]

Watches

Rezvani Time Machine is a series of 100 Swiss Automatic Mechanical Chronograph based on Valjoux 7750 mechanical chronograph, made in Switzerland.[40]

TANK

Side view of the Rezvani Tank
Rezvani Tank

Rezvani unveiled its extreme utility vehicle named TANK in November 2017.[41] TANK is designed to be a military style truck for the road.

Rezvani Tank

The 2020 Rezvani Tank is a military inspired Extreme Utility Vehicle (XUV). Its offered with an optional 6.4L SRT HEMI V8 producing 500 HP or an optional 1,000 Horsepower 6.2L Supercharged V8 found in the Dodge Demon. Tank uses upgrade FOX suspension.[42][43] Rezvani tank has been in movies such as Men in Black International and has been owned by notable celebrities such as Jamie Foxx.[44][45]

Rezvani Tank Military Edition

The Rezvani TANK Military Edition is an Extreme Utility Vehicle sold to the Civilian market. It comes with standard bullet proof ballistics armor protection in the glass and body capable of withstanding bullets from an AK-47. The Tank Military Edition has standard equipments like Bullet proof glass and body armor, Underside explosive protection, Smoke Screen, Military Runflat Tires, Thermal Night Vision System and many more.[46][47] Notable celebrities who own Rezvani Tank Military Edition include singer Chris Brown and Xzibit[48][49]

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