The Rezvani Beast Alpha's SideWinder Doors Are the Definition of Awesome - Maxim

The Rezvani Beast Alpha's SideWinder Doors Are the Definition of Awesome

The 500-horsepower supercar is available for orders now.
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California specialty manufacturer Rezvani used the Los Angeles Auto Show to introduce its first closed-roof sports car, the $200,000, 500-horsepower Rezvani Beast Alpha.

The Beast uses a mid-mounted turbocharged 2.4-liter Honda four-cylinder for shocking power from a compact package, but the car's most eye-catching feature is its forward-sliding "SideWinder" doors.

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Photo: Rezvani

These cool apertures are a result of Rezvani's other cars all being open-top convertibles which have no doors. To preserve the regular Beast's structure in the Beast Alpha, the company needed to find a way to add doors to the sides in a way that doesn't interfere with the car's frame.

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Photo: Rezvani

The Alpha launches to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds and reaches a top speed of 175 mph.

Photo: Rezvani

Photo: Rezvani

The company also touts the car's carbon fiber racing seats, its LED headlights and its racing-style instrument display panel.

Photo: Rezvani

Photo: Rezvani

The Beast Alpha's transmission is a traditional close-ratio six-speed manual gearbox, so enthusiasts who are dismayed by the displacement of these driver-centric transmissions by various automatic-shifting gearboxes will be thrilled.

Photo: Rezvani

Photo: Rezvani

Photo: Rezvani

Photo: Rezvani

Photo: Rezvani

Photo: Rezvani

Photo: Rezvani

Photo: Rezvani

Photo: Rezvani

Photo: Rezvani