Stealthy Blackbird sports car inspired by jet

 
 
Updated 2/6/2018 6:17 AM
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  • Rezvani Beast Alpha X Blackbird

    Rezvani Beast Alpha X Blackbird Photos Courtesy of Rezvani

  • Only five of these Blackbird edition Beast Alpha X sports cars are being built.

    Only five of these Blackbird edition Beast Alpha X sports cars are being built.

  • The first Beast Alpha X Blackbird was just delivered to MMA champion and actor Rampage Jackson.

    The first Beast Alpha X Blackbird was just delivered to MMA champion and actor Rampage Jackson.

  • The interior features carbon fiber details, leather seats and an Alcantara sport steering wheel.

    The interior features carbon fiber details, leather seats and an Alcantara sport steering wheel.

  • Starting price for a Blackbird is $225,000.

    Starting price for a Blackbird is $225,000.

Rezvani's Beast Alpha X supercar is fast, but for those who feel a deeper need for speed, they've released a special edition it calls the Blackbird.

Inspired by the once supersecret Lockheed SR-71 "Blackbird" military spy jet, the car is painted all black. That stealth look carries over to the wheels, too, which are deep-dish 18-inch forged alloys.

Beyond the car's cosmetics, power has been massively boosted. The standard Alpha X is capable of 600 horsepower but this Blackbird-edition's turbocharged, 2.5-liter engine pumps out 700 horsepower. Transmissions include either a six-speed manual or an optional sequential automatic. AP Racing brakes are standard and can be had with carbon ceramic discs.

The body is constructed of a handcrafted, high-grade carbon composite and features a removable targa top, as well as Rezvani's trick Sidewinder doors. Inside the cabin, there's carbon fiber door panels, additional carbon fiber detailing and a leather and an Alcantara sport steering wheel.

If you want to be the pilot of one, lock yours in soon. Only five Blackbirds will be built, with each having a starting price of $225,000.

• Share your car's story with Matt at auto@dailyherald.com.

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