Equus Throwback is like a tribute to former Corvettes

Article by Christian A., on March 20, 2018

Equus Automotive, an aftermarket specialist in the United States, is somewhat in the same field as the Brabus or Alpina. Today, their latest creation would be the Throwback. When you look at it, it gets most of its design cues from older versions, but injected with a modern twist. Now, for those of you who are interested, you’ll have to be pretty quick because the company will only be making 25 examples of these, each one with a price tag of $130,000.

Firstly, the Throwback’s exterior carbon fiber bodywork makes reference to several generations of Corvette. Some of these cues include side scallops that evoke the original. Theres is also the spear, stretching along the rear, that plays on the split window 1963 ‘Vette coupe. Up front, the Throwback features a set of large spotlights in the front bumper for cruising in the evening. In the hood, there is a big power bulge that have heat extractors. In the rear, the circular taillights remind us of the classic model, while the exhaust outlets look like trombones.

As we move into the interior, you would notice that it has been reupholstered by Equus Automotive. It now has a generous amount of Alcantara upholstery like diamond quilting on the seats. Turned metal trim then finishes the center console and door pulls.

As for performance, the tuner does not give us enough information just yet, especially with regards to its powertrain. However, an optional upgrade will give the coupe 1,000 horsepower (746 kilowatts) and 822 pound feet (1,114 Newton metres) of torque. Equus Automotive is confident that the Throwback can hit 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) from stand still in 2.5 seconds, before it continues to its too speed of over 220 miles per hour (354 kilometers per hour).

Before the Throwback came to life, Equus Automotive developed the Bass 770, which has a vintage-inspired look. It took most of its inspiration from the 1960s Ford Mustang, with a little more muscle car elements from Mopar up front. Under the hood is a 6.2 liter supercharged V8 engine from a Corvette ZR1, carrying out 640 horsepower (477 kilowatts) and 605 pound feet (819 Newton metres) of torque.

This works with a six speed dual clutch gearbox that sends power to the rear wheels, making the coupe reach 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in only 3.4 seconds. Overall, the said model has a too speed of 199 miles per hour (320 kilometers per hour). The Bass 770 has a price tag of $250,000 too.

Now, the question is: would you be willing to pay $130,000 for this? Well, if it is a limited edition model, it is hard to say no to.

Press Release

EQUUS Automotive is proud to introduce you to our new THROWBACK

In 2014, EQUUS Automotive demonstrated its dedication to honoring the design, power and
detailed styling of iconic 1960's and 1970's muscle cars with the release of the Bass770. Now
the manufacturer of the "ultimate muscle car", brings you its take on the ultimate American
performance car, the Throwback. Equus takes the customer down memory lane to an era
when Corvettes were synonymous with performance and class. The Throwback can be
personalized for the design orientated drivers or for the fastest paced performance centric
customer, always emphasizing the original love of an icon, desire for innovation and
uncompromised quality.
The new THROWBACK model by EQUUS Automotive
EQUUS Automotive, the manufacturer of the world famous BASS 770 - a car voted the
“ultimate Muscle Car”, has extended its product line with the new Throwback model. With the
knowledge and Brand recognition created during the ground up design, manufacture and
build of the BASS 770, EQUUS has expanded into the Exclusive customization market of
iconic American brands. Just as companies like Brabus and Alpina focus on European
brands, EQUUS Automotive is focused on providing American Sports car lovers the ultimate
interpretation of todayʼs designs. Maximum power, stability and quality.
The THROWBACK model uses unique styling language in its outer skin to create a
breathtaking vision of the ultimate Corvette.
The THROWBACK is more than just a Corvette, itʼs significantly upgraded with a high
degree of everyday utility making it the best in its class.
EQUUS Automotive caters to customers that want something special and the ultimate
vehicle in its class. The Throwback, starting at $130k, provides that platform! With options all
the way up to a 1000hp, 822 lbs. torque, hitting 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds and a top
speed of 220+ mph.
The customization and personalization opportunities are endless.
The THROWBACK will be a limited production model (25 cars), insuring collector status and
exclusivity.
Thank You,
EQUUS Automotive Inc

 

Source: EQUUS Automotive

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