Equus Automotive (no, it isn’t Hyundai-related) of Rochester Hills, Mich., has created a bespoke, luxury-oriented muscle car called the Bass 770. The mostly aluminum-bodied coupe resembles a 1965 Ford Mustang 2+2 fastback that has received a nose graft from a 1971 Plymouth Satellite. Beneath the skin is a custom-fabricated, racing-inspired aluminum chassis. Under the hood is a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 borrowed from the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. It generates an impressive 640 horsepower and 605 pound-feet of torque. Equus claims that the 3,460-pound street beast will hit 60 mph from rest in 3.4 seconds. Prices start at $290,000 and head up to $340,000, depending on equipment. Full details at www.equus-automotive.com.


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