Code Bytes: The Equus Bass 770 from a few years ago, a homegrown $250,00 sports car inspired by classic American performance vehicles must be a memory for muscle car fans. It was the product of one company’s idea to combine design cues from iconic 1970’s muscle cars like the Dodge Challenger, Chevrolet Camaro, and Ford Mustang, and then modernize the result. The Detroit-based company who made that car, Equus Automotive, is back with another tribute car, this time inspired by the Chevrolet Corvette.
The Equus Throwback was designed to encompass the ultimate Corvette with multiple nods to previous generations. The shape of the Throwback is undoubtedly a combination of the C7- and C3-generations, but other elements are there. For instance, the split rear window design recalls the C2-generation Corvette, and the side coves come from the first generation. The round taillights also recall every generation Corvette prior to the current car, which moved to a more angular look. Equus said in the announcement that the entire body is made from carbon fiber.