The New Equus Bass 770

Written by Benjamin Hunter. Posted in Cars

One boutique manufacturer in Michigan managed to create its own interpretation of the muscle car, while the big automakers continue to battle for market share. The Equus Bass 770 is a muscle car with a taste for life’s luxuries that mixes the old and the new.

Just looking at the Equus Bass 770 tales you down on memory lane, evoking moments in a ’68-’69 Mustang or a 1967 Charger. It takes only one glance at the Equus to fall in love. At first, you see a Dodge Challenger, but if you look for a little while it reminds you of a Camaro. However, at a different angle you see a Mustang. This car would look right at home wearing any of these three badges. The design has been slightly modified, and not it has sort of a grumpy –looking face. The classic badge has been italicized, probably for legal reasons, but it still has that hard-core muscle car look.

However, the Equus is rather modern. The car uses an aluminum chassis to keep performance figures up and weight down. As a result, the Equus Bass 770 weighs only 3640 lb. (1650 kg). The structural rigidity and strength is enhanced by the super-formed body with carbon fiber inners. The muscle car has carbon ceramic discs, Brembo brake calipers and big 255/40 ZR19 tires up front and 285/40 ZR19’s on the back.

The Equus Bass 770 is powered by a 6.2 litre supercharged aluminum V8 that in partnership with its 640 hp at 6,500 rpm and 820 Nm at 3,800 rpm and 6-speed manual gearbox result into a reported 321 km/h top speed and 0-60 mph (or 96.5 km/h) reached in 3.4 seconds. The 770 only comes in manual transmission form.
The Equus Bass 770 is equipped with 19-inch wheels, and with 255/40 front and 285/40 rear Michelin Pilot Sport tires. Moreover, it has carbon ceramic brakes and six-piston front and four-piston rear calipers. Unlike the 1965 Mustang, this car has incorporated key driving technology, Performance Traction Management, Magnetic Selective Ride Control, variable-ratio power steering and an Active Handling System with traction control.

On the interior, the Bass has a black leather-wrapped interior with black leather seats, an USB port, cruise controls for long hauls, tire pressure monitor and a radio/CD/DVD player. However, don’t expect Lexus or Infiniti levels of kit – standard equipment. The console mounted touch screen sits next to the retro steering wheel. A fully equipped Equus Bass 770 costs $250,000 and reaches the $290k mark with enhancements.

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