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26 Jul

A weaponized SUV designed to terrorize America…

Rezvani Motors recently unveiled its latest concept called Vengeance. This phenomenal SUV aims to bring state-of-the-art gaming technology to the real world. The Vengeance’s cracking wild design is the handiwork of talented digital artist Milen Ivanov who drew inspiration from both real-world and virtual military vehicles. 

According to Rezvani Motors’ CEO Ferris Rezvani, the primary goal of developing the Vengeance is “to put a science fiction video game concept car in people's driveways.” For many of us, that’s the kind of music we want to hear for the rest of our gear-filled lives. “Our audience is people who want to possess something unique, love design, and want to drive a car that gives them peace of mind if they should ever need it,” Ferris said. 

Now, listen here. If there were ever a zombie apocalypse – we aren’t joking; if there was ever a zombie breakout in your family – or city, you’re going to be completely safe as long as you can make it to the Rezvani Vengeance in time. What does that tell you? A Zombie-proof vehicle well equipped to deal with any attempt to breach it is more than capable of handling mere mortals trying to snatch, kidnap, rob, bite, kick, shoot, or do you any form of harm. It’s no longer Fear the Walking Dead; it’s Fear the Vengeance. 

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What Is The Vengeance?

What is the Rezvani Vengeance?

The Vengeance SUV is a bespoke vehicle designed to meet individual customer requirements. It represents the flagship model of Rezvani Motors, offering a more luxurious and higher-priced alternative to the Hemi-powered Rezvani Tank that made its debut in 2017. 

Despite a base price starting at $285,000, customers can spend as much as $782,250 with all bells and whistles included, including a Rezvani Bulletproof Military Package. 

The Vengeance fields advanced security features that are typically associated with military vehicles or seen in video games. These features include electrified door handles and wing mirrors equipped with pepper spray dispensers. 

Weighing approximately 6,200 pounds, the SUV has a robust and muscular body design, featuring a rear end with a strong presence. It rides on 35-inch pickup-style tires specifically designed for off-road driving. 

Who Is Behind The Rezvani Vengeance?

Who owns the Rezvani Vengeance?

Iranian-American automotive designer and carmaker Ferris Rezvani is the Founder and CEO of Rezvani Motors, founded in 2013, with the mammoth and radical Vengeance SUV as the company's flagship brand. 

The Vengeance is the company's flagship but not its first product. Rezvani’s first debut was the Rezvani Beast Speedster, introduced in 2015, an impressive and beautiful supercar based on the Ariel Atom and Lotus Elise. 

Despite using the same chassis as the Atom and Elise, the Beast carries a significantly higher price tag than its foundational models, commanding an average of $159,000. You have to wait eight to twelve weeks to get the car after placing an order. 

The company builds the cars in a 50,000 sqft facility in Santa Ana, Cali. Notably, Ferris was one of the designers behind the Le Mans-inspired Vencer Sarthe Dutch sports car. 

In October 2022, Rezvani Motors unveiled a large SUV based on the Cadillac Escalade and inspired by military vehicles and rugged off-road cars. Fun fact: Ferris was on his way to becoming a military pilot like his dad. 

You could view the Vengeance as the most powerful and luxurious Cadillac Escalade model and you wouldn’t be wrong. 

Unique Features Of The Rezvani Vengeance

Features of the Rezvani Vengeance.

The Vengeance SUV boasts several distinctive features, including electrified door handles and wing mirrors equipped with pepper spray dispensers. These additions contribute to the vehicle's advanced security capabilities. 

Furthermore, the Vengeance features electromagnetic pulse protection, autonomously steering the SUV away from potential threats. Additionally, the available bulletproof glass enhances the vehicle's resistance to explosions. 

Rezvani Vengeance military package.

In addition to the car itself, owners will have the opportunity to purchase additional security accessories such as bulletproof vests, helmets, and gas masks. 

To enhance safety and awareness, the Vengeance SUV boasts a 360-degree camera system and a rearview camera mirror that replaces the traditional rear window. 

These features provide blind-spot monitoring, collision alerts, and the ability to interpret the proximity and likelihood of potential collisions. When necessary, the vehicle's braking system will engage automatically. 

Inside The Vengeance

Rezvani Vengeance interior.

The Vengeance’s designer already wet his sword designing vehicles for video games, allowing him to execute an impressive job of creating a tank-like SUV that looks like it leaped from a video game. 

Inside the SUV, supported by 35-inch tires specifically designed for challenging off-road terrains, is a cockpit with the same dashboard as the Cadillac Escalade and a cabin for up to eight passengers across three rows of seats. 

The Vengeance's interior offers ample space for up to eight passengers, which should be enough to save your family and a few friends during an alien abduction. 

Customers have various options to customize their vehicle, including a three-seat bench upholstered in luxurious leather and an intercom system. 

Rezvani thought of everything to keep you safely holed up in the SUV until help arrives. “In a world of SUVs,” said Rezvani’s president, “you look at the Rezvani Vengeance and you see all the muscular proportions and definitely feel this is a confident and very aggressive design.” 

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The Rezvani Vengeance’s V8 Performance

Rezvani Vengeance performance.

For the 2023 model year, the Vengeance comes equipped with a 420-horsepower 6.2-liter V8 engine. However, Rezvani Motors also offers optional powertrain upgrades for those seeking more performance. 

These include a 277-horsepower Duramax 3.0-liter turbo diesel engine, generating 460 ft-lbs of torque as well as a supercharged 6.2-liter V8. 

Regardless of the chosen powertrain, all Vengeance models come standard with a ten-speed automatic gearbox featuring an electronic range selector. 

In addition to its impressive performance, the Vengeance SUV boasts several notable design and powertrain features, including 22-inch wheels, a trailering package, optional four-wheel drive, and a mechanical limited-slip differential. 

The vehicle also comes equipped with Magnetic Ride Control suspension comprising an independent rear configuration, ensuring a smooth and controlled ride. 

Is Rezvani Vengeance Road Legal?

The Rezvani Vengeance is road-legal.

Yes, the Rezvani Vengeance is perfectly road-legal, despite the pepper spray feature intended for you know who, the bolt-style door locks for extra security (as long as you don't lock a child in there in hot weather), the electrified door handles presumably to electrocute zombies, and the military-grade underbody shielding to protect the occupants against RPGs shot by real or imaginary Taliban. 

There's nothing 'imaginary' about the California-based automaker's claim that the Vengeance is "the world's most aggressive and most capable 3-row SUV." 

The first question people ask about the Vengeance is if it's legal because the SUV really is a spawn of video games, not just in design but also in functionality. It's the stuff of imagination made tangible. 

As the company’s president Cynthia Karimi said in an interview, “The concept behind Vengeance is to make a car that has a badass design, an element of security, and a car comes out of the world of dreams to be driven on the road every day.” 

And, oh, not everyone is as fond of the Vengeance as we are. The fantastical SUV, the company’s fourth after the Beast, Tank, and Hercules 6X6, has drawn criticisms from some quarters, most notably the Guardian newspaper architecture and design critic Oliver Wainwright, who accused the Vengeance of being no more than a “weaponized SUV designed to terrorize the streets of American.” 

How Much Does Rezvani Vengeance Cost?

Rezvani Vengeance price.

You should be happy to hear that Rezvani Motors is now accepting reservations for the 2023 Vengeance SUV and don’t let the price, almost at the same price point as the 2024 Rolls-Royce Cullinan, dampen your joy. 

To secure a reservation, customers can make a down payment of $1,500, and prices for the vehicle start at $249,000. In addition to the base model, Rezvani Motors offers various optional upgrades for customers to customize their Vengeance SUV. 

One notable upgrade is the military package, which includes 20 additional security measures, such as bulletproof glass and an integrated solar charging station. 

So, yes, the Rezvani Vengeance is bulletproof if you want it to be. “Our client base currently consists of accomplished people, celebrities, and people who need a security vehicle," says Rezvani’s president.

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