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If you follow new technologies and automotive companies, one that’s popped up a lot in recent years is Rezvani Motors. Revani is a relatively new but rapidly growing American automaker known for its high-performance sports cars and rugged off-road vehicles and the stuff they produce is even linked to the military. The company, based in Irvine, California was founded by Ferris Rezvani in 2014 and in just 10 years has made a name for itself after making waves with the introduction of its first production vehicles, the Beast, that hit the streets in 2015. The Rezvani Beast is a lightweight, high-performance sports car designed for track and street use and is known for its aggressive styling, carbon fibre bodywork, and impressive performance capabilities. The underpinnings were based on the Ariel Atom and the Lotus Elise. Since then we’ve also seen other amazing cars like the Beast Alpha, Beast X, and the Tank. The Tank is next-level cool and would have suited the Beast name better because it's beast-like in many ways with a rugged, military-inspired design and off-road capability. Over and above the cars they create, Rezvani also carries out special projects that see them either tailoring the cars they offer to specific client needs or creating a completely new styling package, and they’re now expanding on that service with the new Rezvani Retro side of the business. Rezvani Retro is inspired by iconic race cars of the 1970s, and the RR1 is the first model to be released. The RR1 revives the essence of classic racing vehicles and in this case, the base car for this line of special builds is the Porsche 911.

The cars stay true to their heritage, and to give them a wider appeal, the base model Porsches used come down to three different options. RR1 550 uses a Carerra S with a turbocharged 3.0 litre flat 6 turbo that will have 550 hp for the track-spec build and 520 hp for the street-spec. The RR1 565 uses a GT3 or GT3 RS with a normally aspirated 4.0 litre flat 6 with 565 hp in track-spec and 535 in street-spec, and lastly, the RR1 750 is based on the big daddy Turbo S with its turbocharged 3.8 litre flat 6  that’s rated at 750 hp in track-spec and 715 hp in street-spec. The RR1 550 and RR1 565 can be had with a 6 or 7-speed manual of Porsche’s PDK transmission, while the RR1 750 is a PDK-only affair. These conversions will be limited to 50 numbered units for worldwide distribution, although we’re unlikely to ever see one on local shores. As you can see from the images, the bulk of the conversion is made up of some amazing new classic-style bodywork using cutting-edge advancements in modern technology and engineering and copious amounts of carbon fibre. The end result is a modern car with all the best modern components but with dynamic styling made popular in motorsport in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. As you’d expect, this calibre of work doesn’t come cheap - one of these complete reworks will set you back a cool $149,000 (around R2,840,000), and that’s also only for the first 5 customers, the price will rise after that. The price also doesn’t include the actual Porsche that will have the work done to it - the base car needs to be supplied by the customer. It does look absolutely stunning though, there’s no denying that.

Take a look at the YouTube video from the chaps at The Car Academy as they delve into the Rezvani company and explain everything there is to know about the California-based automotive concern. Yeah, it's not about the Retro project because that video hasn't been created yet: From Fighter Jets to Fast Cars: The Story of Rezvani Motors | The Car Adademy

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