Equus Automotive is an American car company nobody ever heard of, until now that is – the Bass 770 is an extremely expensive muscle-car mash-up that combines retro looks from all the Detroit three with modern technology – this could be Elanor’s car husband.
From a design point of view, it seems to blend several styling cues borrowed from the Ford Mustang, Dodge Challenger and Charger and several more, like the Plymouth GTX or even he original Elanor. Nevertheless, far from being an original design, the car’s overall appearance is really attractive – a reminder of the fastback Mustangs of the 60s.
Of course, a nice package is nothing without a good gift inside, so the Bass delivers its performance from a V8 6.2-liter supercharged engine borrowed from the Chevrolet ZR1, pumping out 640 hp (477 kW) and 605 lb-ft (819 Nm) of torque, all sent to the wheels through a dual-clutch six-speed gearbox. This hardware enables the Bass 770 to do a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in only 3.4 seconds and achieve a top speed of 199 mph (320 km/h).
Brembo’s carbon ceramic discs guarantee safety, while a smooth and effective ride is guaranteed by an advanced magnetic suspension system with adjustable shock absorbers. The cabin has been wrapped around in leather and features several goodies like GPS, cruise control, airbags, an audio system, USB port and tire pressure-monitoring system.
It would all look really good if it weren’t for the asking price – the model starts from $ 250,000 and can go north of 300,000 if we put in all the extras – this is really too much for a muscle car, as all these models usually have an underwhelming low price flavor.