By Tom Gillespie @TomGillespie1

A HIGH-PERFORMANCE sports car dubbed the ‘Beast’ hits the track in California

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Videographer / Director: Rezvani Motors
Producer: Mark Hodge, Chloe Browne
Editor: Kyle Waters

Meet your maker: Beast creator Ferris Rezvani takes the car for a spin

The 500hp Beast can hit speeds of 165mph and is one of only three in the world.

Front runner: The designers claim its handling is amongst best in the world

The brainchild of award-winning car designer Samir Sadikhov reaches 60mph in 2.7 seconds, and weighs in at just 1640lbs.

Wild thing: The Beast looks at home in the California hills

After putting the car through its paces on the track, Rezvani Motors introduced the sleek-looking open-top to the market in June.

Coasting: The Beast at the edge

Ferris Rezvani, the company’s founder and CEO, said: “We really wanted to get people to enjoy driving again.

The car is kitted-out with carbon fibre seats

“By limiting as much electronic interference as we could, we were able to allow the driver to feel every inch of the road at their fingertips."

The Beast with a view of the ocean

The Beast runs off a 2.4 litre 4-cylinder engine and will set you back around $165,000.

The lightweight supercar has a carbon fibre body

Inside the car you will find carbon fibre seats and a carbon fibre steering wheel, which weighs less than the one you would find inside a Formula One car.

Earning its stripes: Ferris cruises through the streets of California
An artist's impression of the enigmatic sports car

The team used 3D-printing techniques to create the unique headlight casing, tail light casing, and mirrors.

An illustration shows the Beast's aerodynamic design
The car is fitted with an Apple CarPlay that allows you to plug in your iPhone

The Beast is available for public viewing at the Rezvani Motors Showroom in Red Hill Avenue,

Costa Mesa, California.

The tail-end of the Beast is captured by an artist