THIS FRANKENSTEIN’D CORVETTE TRIBUTE COMES WITH 1,000 HP

Corvettes are like denim jackets: intrinsically American, and vacillating in and out of style since their inception. But sometimes you find one collecting dust in a garage, take a long hard look and think to yourself, “Why the hell haven’t I been wearing that?”

The anwer is that it probably just needed a little update.

Enter the Throwback from Equus Automotive, an attempt to bridge the gap between old-school ‘Vette clout and modern performance. In their words, it’s “the ultimate American performance car.”

If Equus rings a bell, it’s because they’re the Frankensteinian gearheads behind the Bass 770: the luxury muscle car that mashed up elements of golden-era Challengers, Mustangs and Camaros. For numbers guys, some were dismayed at that build’s $534K price tag for 640-HP and a 200 MPH top speed. But that was their debut, and after a steep learning curve, Equus is pulling no punches with the Throwback.

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