Small automotive startup company Equus has recently been making waves on the internet for its retro styled modern muscle car, the Equus Bass 770. And while it may remind some of us of classic Camaros, it shares hardware with something a little more impressive.
The light, full aluminum body sits on a custom chassis with adjustable magnetic suspension, under the hood sits the 640 hp, 6.2 liter supercharged LS9 V8 from the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. According to its makers, the Equus Bass will do 0-60 in 3.4 seconds and accelerate all the way to 200 mph. It has the hardware to back up the big power too, with carbon ceramic brakes and a twin-plated clutch manual gearbox.
On the inside it’s more retro styling with modern technology. The Bass 770 is equipped with air conditioning, a radio with CD and DVD compatibility, GPS, a USB port, tire pressure monitoring system and cruise control. It’s luxurious, too, with leather seating surfaces and an Alcantara roofliner.
Sounds good, doesn’t it? Well it all comes at a price. $253,000 to be exact. So unlike some muscle cars, it’s not going to be known for its affordability. Then again, this isn’t just any muscle car.