2014 Equus Bass770

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Developed by the newly established Equus Automotive Company, the new Bass770 is a car inspired by the muscle cars of the 1960’s and 1970’s. Unlike these muscle cars, the Equus Bass770 features all the modern technology that they lacked. You may remember the Singer 911 , which was one the first model to combine these elements, and the Bass770 is the newest arrival to this class.

It is pretty obvious that the Equus Boss770 was inspired by the fastback design of the earlier Ford Mustangs , but it is filled with modern features, like a bespoke, aluminum frame and body, a tailored leather interior with Alcantara and carbon fiber, and a 6.2-liter, LS9 V-8 engine taken from the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 .

Buyers can order the Equus Bass770 in its base setup or in one of its six different series — Accent, Accent Plus, Design, Design Plus, Edition and Collection — and prices range from $253,000 to $290,000. The company is also offering a dedicated design program that allows customers to create the model of their dreams.

Click past the jump to read more about the new Equus Bass770.

Exterior

Equus Bass770

The new Bass770 has unmistakable classic Mustang cues, like the fastback profile, and the general front and rear look, but it separates itself from the `Stang with features like its distinct front grille, LED headlights and taillights. Up front the Equus also receives a redesigned horse emblem — obviously Equus’ take on the Mustang emblem.

The body is made from superformed aluminum and is lined with carbon fiber for a low weight but extreme strength. There is no doubt that this body is a thing of beauty and its construction process is one that is typically reserved for supercars.

Buyers can choose from 10 different exterior colors: Navy, Storm (grey), Silver, White, Black, Red, Blue, Cream, Green and Burgundy.

Exterior Dimensions:

Length4,927 MM (193.97 inches)
Width1,934 MM (76.14 inches)
Height1,390 MM (54.72 inches)
Weight3,640 Pounds

Interior

Equus Bass770

For the interior, Equus opted for an entirely leather-wrapped cabin, with tastefully chosen pelts and delicately highlighted by bright metal accents. Customers can choose from a very long list of elegant colors, materials and finishing.

Standard features include: A/C, GPS, AM/FM/CD/DVD audio, USB connector, tire pressure monitor, cruise control, airbags, Isofix and much more.

Drivetrain

Equus Bass770

Under the hood Equus placed a Chevrolet sourced 6.2-liter LS9 V-8 supercharged engine that delivers a total of 640 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 605 pound-feet of torque at 3,800 rpm. The engine is mated to a rear-mounted 6-speed dual clutch gearbox and will sprint the new Bass770 from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds and up to a top speed of 200 mph.

EngineSupercharged 6.2L (8 x 770 cm3)
Type90 degree V8, aluminum block and heads, titanium valves, hydraulic lifter with dry-sump oil system
Horsepower (HP @ RPM)640 @ 6,500
Torque (LB.-FT. @ RPM)605 @ 3,800
Top Speed200 mph
0 to 60 mph3.4 Sec.
GearboxSix-speed, rear-mounted, dual clutch

Suspension and Brakes

Equus Bass770

As standard equipment, the new Bass770 comes equipped with Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes with ventilated and cross-drilled carbon-ceramic matrix (CCM) rotors on all four corners. These CCM rotors measure 15.5 inches up front front and 14 inches rear, and get the squeeze from six-piston calipers and four-piston caliper, respectively.

The list of features also include: Magnetic Selective Ride Control, Performance Traction Management, Active Handling System, Traction Control and variable-ratio power steering.

Prices

The base Equus Bass770 comes in at $250,000. Buyers can order one of the six different series — Accent, Accent Plus, Design, Design Plus, Edition and Collection — with prices ranging from $253,000 to $290,000.

Competition

Singer 911

Singer 911

While not a true competitor for the new Equus Bass770, the Singer 911 was one of the coolest models we have seen yet combine classic look with modern technology.

The Singer 911 is offered in two versions — Luxury and Touring — with both using a 3.8-liter, flat-six engine. Buyers can specify 360 horsepower or 425 horsepower. This is enough to get the Singe 911 from 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds,= and up to a top speed of 170 mph.

Conclusion

Equus Bass770

It is pretty obvious that the new Equus Bass770 is a model that is aimed muscle car enthusiasts with supercar money. That’s still a pretty high price tag to pay for a car like this, but we haven’t gotten behind the wheel of one yet, so we’re not too sure how it drives. If it drives and handles like a supercar, then more power to Equus!

LOVE IT
  • That classic Mustang look is iconic
  • Oh so powerful and 3.4 seconds to 60 mph
  • Superformed aluminum over carbon fiber; yeah it’s light...
LEAVE IT
  • Super expensive
  • Equus? C’mon guys, have you never visited a Hyundai dealer?
  • We wouldn’t drop $250k on a car with so little dealership support...

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