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California startup company, Rezvani has unveiled their latest creation, an open-top sports car which costs more than a Porsche Boxster Spyder and an Ariel Atom. Dubbed the Rezvani Beast Speedster, it’s slapped with a US$139,000 (RM596,000) price tag.

Underneath the hood of this Beast Speedster lies a 2.4 litre four-cylinder engine which is said to have been sourced from a Honda Civic Si coupe, oh, and it’s been supercharged too. As for power figures, the two-door sports car has a 300 hp in total, which allows it to sprint from 0-100 km/h in a mere 3.5 seconds.

A key contributor to the Speedster’s agility is its structure, it has a lightweight carbon fibre body that allows it to weigh just 748 kg. CEO Ferris Rezvani says that the focus that went into building the Beast Speedster was skewed more towards agility than speed.

“We really wanted to put the emphasis on agility over speed. The Speedster focuses on handling and pure open-top performance for the road,” the CEO said, comparing the Speedster to its 500 hp sibling called the Beast.

Inside, the Beast Speedster features “minimalist leather padding,” as the company puts it, alongside a couple of thinly cushioned carbon fibre seats with a three-point harness seatbelt, a carbon fibre steering wheel and a gear knob in the same composite.