A $250,000 muscle car is exciting vehicle aficionados this week and trending in the news, as MSN reveals this Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, that although the Equus Bass 770 may have remained a bit overlooked at the start of the Detroit Auto Show this year, it’s now getting the attention it deserves. While the ride may appear like a classic Ford Mustang at first glance, a deeper look at this hotrod reveals its true identity: one supercar boasting a vintage veneer.
The $250,000 muscle car was placed away in a corner of the illustrious Michigan Hall this week, and the Equus Bass 770 is just beginning to start some revving of its own among car fans. This sleek vehicle seems to bring to mind a sense of style and power that the historic designs of 1960s and 1970s automobiles boasted back in the day. While certain features of the car take from a variety of classic models, an overview of the Equus (and especially its fastback roofline) pay apparent tribute to the unmistakable Ford Mustang.
Underneath its ever-iconic tones are some new advancements in technology related to cars — an aluminum chassis, as well as an aluminum body that is lined with carbon fiber. The sturdy vehicle is also built with Brembo carbon ceramic brakes, Magnetic Selective Ride Control suspension features and (as shown in the model at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show) Michelin Pilot Sport tires.
Three of these hotrods were available for public appreciation at the auto show this week and coming in three different colors: red, white, and a cool blue. Although actual production isn't yet underway, Equus alleges that they have already pre-sold a total of 20 of these expensive rides to interested buyers in China and other regions across the globe.
Finally, the source site offers some specifics on this pricy $250,000 muscle car:
“The Equus Bass 770 is powered by the General Motors LS9 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine that also powers theChevrolet C6 Corvette ZR1. The 640 horsepower is delivered through a 6-speed dual-clutch gearbox. Performance specs from Equus indicate a top speed of 200 mph and 0 to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds.”
How much would you pay for a drive in this hotrod that boasts both vintage looks and great speed?