Many young boys plaster their bedroom walls with posters of supercars and fighter jets, dreaming of someday piloting one. Iranian-born auto mogul Ferris Rezvani was one of those dreamers.
“I’ve been fascinated with car design since childhood, and I had aspired to be a fighter pilot like my father,” he says. In describing the motivation behind his most recent creation, Rezvani says, “I wanted to bring an experience and thrill similar to flying a fighter jet.”
Rezvani’s company, founded in 2014, released its third model, the Beast Alpha, in November 2016. His fighter-pilot father would be proud. With a price tag of around $200,000, the Beast Alpha features a 2.4-liter turbocharged K24 DOHC Honda racing engine that produces 500 horsepower. Paired with a sequential automatic transmission, the car goes from zero to 60 in 3.2 seconds. Traditionalists can choose to outfit their Beast Alpha with a six-speed manual gearbox.
Rezvani sculpted the Beast Alpha’s body from carbon fiber, utilizing the latest in 3-D printing technology, and started with a Lotus-sourced tub to minimize weight. The carbon-fiber Targa-style roof can be removed to cut additional poundage and provide an open-air driving experience.
But perhaps the most coveted component of the Irvine, California produced Beast Alpha is the company’s exclusive SideWinder doors. Designed by Rezvani himself, the doors slide out from the car’s body before shifting forward to allow easy entry and egress—further proof that Rezvani has fulfilled his childhood dream of creating a supercar unlike any other: a fighter jet for the road.