There’s just something very cool about classic American muscle cars.
Trouble is, when compared to a lot of today’s vehicles, the idea of giving up a those contemporary luxury amenities for say a ’69 Mustang just hasn’t been all that appealing to some.
Well, aside from folks like me who’ve always had a deep passion for American muscle – even if the car doesn’t come with an eight-inch touch-screen or park assist.
I guess you can chalk it up to my roots as a native of the Midwest and more than 15 years I spent in the heart and soul of it all, Detroit.
Either way, I’m betting that the new 2014 Equss Bass 770 will even win over the least likely fans of American muscle cars. Personally, I was in love the second I stumbled on a photo of the car online.
Featuring many of the styling elements of iconic cars from the sixties, the 2014 Equus Bass 770 is a completely new take on classic American muscle packed with a lot of today’s automobile technology. The car’s most noticeable design influence is clearly the sloping lines of the Fastback Mustang, but there are some hints of past Camaros and Challengers as well.
But make no mistake about, with a starting price of $250,000, the Bass 770 is far from your typical old school ride.
The car, built by the Detroit-based Equss Automotive, is powered by a handcrafted 6.2-liter aluminum supercharged 640 horsepower V8 engine with 605 lb-ft. of torque matted to a six-speed rear mounted dual-clutch transmission, which is good for 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 200 mph – according to the company’s official website. Other performance features include Brembo carbon ceramic brakes, a magnetic suspension system, and a performance traction management system.
Interior features on the Bass 770 include black leather seats, and a radio/CD/DVD player, as well as a USB port. Delightfully, for your long hauls, the car is also equipped with cruise control.
Yes. We know: those features are pretty basic by today’s standards. But before you rail against the Bass, keep in mind I never said the car was advanced. In fact, I think it would lose some of its appeal if it got too high-tech. That said, it’s still much more advanced than anything else we’ve come across to date with these kind of classic muscle car styling cues.
Options, which can push the price of the car up to $290,000, include colored or chromed brake calipers, interior and exterior black chrome accents and a few other custom enhancements.
So, has the Equss Bass 770 changed your opinion about American muscle cars?