It’s difficult to capture the essence of the Corvette as it’s shifted its design motif over seven generations, but we think Equus has done a pretty bang-on job. The firm revealed the Throwback, which works to exude a little bit of every Corvette.
The shape is certainly reminiscent of the C3 and C7 Corvettes, though small details such as the split window and circular taillights, recall the C2 Corvette. The body is made entirely of carbon fiber, which should prove helpful in keeping weight down. We all see some massive fog lights at the front and giant rear tailpipes.
The Throwback’s cabin is awash with alcantera and diamond stitching on the seats. The metal trim is love-it-or-hate-it, but it doesn’t look all too bad.
We don’t know what engine lurks under the hood, but Equus says an optional upgrade will produce 1,000 horsepower and 822 pound-feet of torque. Specs seem promising, too, with a 0-60 mph time of 2.5 seconds and a top speed in excess of 250 mph.
Naturally, this won’t be an inexpensive vehicle. Equus estimates pricing to start at $130,000. Only 25 Throwbacks will be made.