Custom car manufacturer Equus has come up with a new vehicle, the Bass 770 that mixes old-school and new-school design elements, as well as features of two of America’s most iconic car models ever, the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Corvette. And according to the company, the Bass 770 has been a good six years in the making.
The Equus Bass 770, from outside, closely resembles a classic Ford Mustang, but instead of being slightly to noticeably heavy like ‘60s and ‘70s muscle cars are, the Bass 770 makes use of an aluminum body with carbon fiber lining that makes it lighter than it appears. But outside is where the Mustang similarity ends, as Equus has outfitted the Bass 770 with a Chevrolet Corvette engine. The car’s powertrain is a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 that produces 640 horsepower and 605 lb/ft torque; that’s fairly close to the 2013 Corvette ZR1’s engine stats of 638 horses and 604 lb/ft. torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed dual-clutch transmission, and according to Equus, the Bass 770 is capable of going 3.4 seconds on the zero to 60.
Interior design is largely a tribute to the muscle cars of old, but there are some contemporary elements, particularly the black leather dashboard. Pricing for the Equus Bass 770 is a rather premium $250,000,while the custom version costs a heftier $300,000; the custom, or bespoke version allows owners to be matched with a designer who could optimize the Bass 770’s appearance for racing, among other things.