Vehicles | September 21, 2015 9:00 am

Beauty and the Beast

A performance machine that lives up to its name

By The Editors

What Sugar Ray Leonard was to boxing, the Rezvani Beast Speedster is to the streets.

Sister to the 500-horsepower Beast Roadster, this new composition from supercar pioneers Rezvani sports a best-in-class power-to-weight ratio.

“We really wanted to put the emphasis on agility over speed,” said CEO Ferris Rezvani. “The Speedster focuses on handling, and pure open-top performance for the road.” In execution, that means 300 ponies packed into a delicate carbon-fiber body — including seats, steering wheel and shift knob — and a fighting weight of just 1,650 lbs.

The result: a corner-hugging, minimalist powerhouse with the agility of a caffeinated ballerina.

Damage starts at $139,000 for 0-60 in 3.5 seconds. Unless you’re up for holding your breath for the third edition, to be announced at “a later date.”