Equus Bass 770 a mix of 70’s Chrysler, current day Camaro and 60s Shelby Mustang
It sounds more like a horse trailer with a thumpin’ stereo system than a muscle car, Equus’ Bass 770 is all about the modern day realization of a “what if” scenario. What if you took DNA from a 1967 Mustang Fastback, a 1968 and a 2013 Camaro, plus a ’71 Plymouth Satellite, and stirred it all up in a big aluminum pot?
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More Mustang than anything else, the car communicates old world design in a variety of ways. The fastback, roofline and overall profile speak of mid-60’s Mustangs. The front end is a mish-mash of 70’s Chrysler and new-age Camaro headlight treatments, the taillights recall late 60s Chrysler products and … we could go on, but you get the picture. This is a mixed bag.
It has 640 hp supercharged aluminum V8. These power figures, in partnership with 605of torque and a 6-speed manual gearbox, translate into a reported 0- 60 mph (0-96 km/h) acceleration time of only 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 200 mph (321 km/h).
The Bass 770 plays homage to, the handcrafted interior of this car isn’t what you’d call bare-bones. It’s saturated in black leather with more that a hint of chrome and the retro steering wheel sits proudly next to the console mounted touch screen.
The Bass 770 tips the scales at a hefty 3640 lb. (1650 kg). A “superformed aluminum body” with carbon fiber inners is in place to enhance structural rigidity and strength.
And, unlike a 1965 Mustang, Equus has seen to incorporating key driving technology into the car. Items like Magnetic Selective Ride Control, Performance Traction Management, an Active Handling System with traction control and variable-ratio power steering are noted as
standard on the Bass 770.
The Equus Can be found on the market for 535 000 $ (Over half a million dollars )