IF you want something really potent – and really different – you might want to put your hand up for a new Rezvani Beast Alpha X Blackbird.

And you need to be quick, because Blackbird production has been limited to five cars.

That’s right, not 500, or 50 — just 5.

The Orange County supercar company, founded in 2014, says the 525kW Beast Blackbird got its name from the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird jet fighter.

Paired to a quick-shifting sequential automatic gearbox, it’s the quickest, most powerful car Rezvani Motors has ever built.

Thanks to best-in-class performance, and kerb weight of 950kg, the Beast Alpha X is able to sprint to 100km/h in 2.9 seconds.

Power is delivered via a turbocharged 2.5-litre Cosworth motor and the first to get Rezvani’s six-speed sequential gearbox.

The body is of a hand-crafted, high-grade carbon composite and the design is by Samir Sadikhov.

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, AP Racing brakes, carbon fibre door panels and carbon fibre detailing.

Cost? $225,000 – or about $280,000 in Oz money.


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Bill Buys, probably Australia’s longest-serving motoring writer, has been at his craft for more than five decades. Athough motoring has always been in his DNA, he was also night crime reporter, foreign page editor and later chief reporter of the famed Rand Daily Mail. He’s twice been shot at, attacked by a rhinoceros and had several chilling experiences in aircraft. His experience includes stints in traffic law enforcement, motor racing and rallying and writing for a variety of local and international publications. He has covered countless events, ranging from world motor shows and Formula 1 Grands Prix to Targa tarmac and round-the-houses meetings. A motoring tragic, he has owned more than 90 cars. Somewhat of a nostalgic, he has a special interest in classic cars. He is the father of Targa star Robert Buys, who often adds his expertise to Bill’s reviews.
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