If you missed out on the Equus Bass 770 then you have a second chance to support the luxury muscle car movement over at Equus Automotive. This time we have a Corvette donor that is transformed into the Equus Throwback.
Using the Corvette allows the 25 car production run of the Throwback to start at around $130k and rocket up from there into a 220+ mph, 1000 hp / 822 lb-ft of torque vomitting battle axe that will be a sheet-covered heirloom upon arrival.
Equus is making like a tree and branching out into American vehicle customization. The goal is to be like Brabus or Alpina, where they make a great car more exotic and exclusive. Though only around since 2014, I personally think that Equus has their game face on and can deliver a far more modern coachbuilder experience than many companies in the US.
Here is the BASS 770 for those that have forgotten. The Bass (think pitch not fish) utilizes a 6.2L supercharged LS9 V8 engine making 640 hp and 605 lb-ft. There is a rear mounted 6-speed dual clutch manual transmission that I didnt know ever existed and the Bass has a curb weight of a scotch over 3,600 lbs.
Only 15 of these completely handcrafted aluminum and carbon fiber luxury muscle cars were produced. That means prices were in the $250,000 to $500,000 range.
Personally, I would have called the Throwback the Treblemaker...