500bhp Rezvani Tank will be 'toughest SUV on the planet'

500bhp Rezvani Tank will be 'toughest SUV on the planet'

Rezvani becomes the latest company to add an SUV to its line-up. The brand claims military inspiration and bulletproof capability for its as yet unnamed new model

Rezvani will produce its own four-door five-seat SUV named Tank to sit alongside the Beast supercar in the small US-based manufacturer’s line-up. 

The new SUV has been revealed in early design sketches and previews and can be reserved by potential customers for a $1000 refundable deposit. The brand makes the bold claim that the car will be the “toughest extreme utility vehicle on the planet” – and as if to back that up, there is the option of bulletproofing on the equipment list. It also describes the design as ‘futuristic’. 

The only mechanical details revealed about the car are its 500bhp power output, and body-on-frame construction. 

Deliveries are scheduled to begin in late 2017, although the company has not revealed just how much the car will cost yet. The Beast supercar costs around £124,000 ($159,000) and it’s expected that the SUV will not exceed this figure.

Construction is body-on-frame and the company’s preview images suggest a very high ride height and rugged design, with chunky wheels adding to the off-road-friendly aesthetic. A four-door layout suggests either asymmetrical passenger doors or the lack of a conventional tailgate.

The California-based car company behind the Beast and Beast Alpha has revealed that the car features on-demand all-wheel drive and a choice between two as yet unspecified engines. The new SUV is being pitched as military inspired but built for civilians.

Rezvani was founded in 2014 by Ferris Rezvani, whose aim with the Beast supercar was to create a car to replicate a fighter jet’s driving experience. Despite the company’s small-volume production, celebrity owners have boosted the profile of the brand.

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Source: Autocar Online

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