You’d be forgiven for looking at the Equus Throwback and thinking you were looking at a concept of the next Corvette. And if you did, it means the company did what they set out to do with the Throwback.
They’ve already got a track-record for reimagining old-school muscle cars with new-school technology with their Bass 770 – which was based on a Mustang, and now they’ve drawn on another cult-classic muscle car: the Corvette.
Besides having a provocative but faithful silhouette that draws on all the most notable cues from past Corvettes, the Throwback’s primary draw will be what lies beneath the appealing exterior.
Powering the beast is an engine that’s capable of pushing out 1,000 horsepower and over 800lbs-ft of torque, which will be capable of launching it from standstill to 100km/h within as little as 2.5 seconds. Despite having these claimed stats, there hasn’t been much in the way of information released about the precise specifications of the engine or other performance technology, yet.
Unfortunately, it’s going to be an exceptionally rare model because only 25 will be produced, with the base model’s price set to be $130,000 (roughly R1.6m). For anyone with a penchant for rare muscle cars, it’ll be difficult to pass up.