1000HP Equus Throwback Pays A (Tooth Buck) Homage To Corvette

Equus Automotive, based in the U.S., has just unveiled its second model, dubbed the Throwback and created as a homage to classic Corvettes.

Like the firm’s Mustang-inspired Bass 770, the Equus Throwback provides a mix of modern and retro designs. With that in mind, there are side scallops, a set of secondary headlights up front and arches similar in shape to those of the C7-generation Corvette on which it is based. Other noteworthy Corvette design elements include a power bulge in the hood, circular taillights and three comically-large circular tailpipes.

Moving to the interior and it too is very similar to the C7 but now benefits from a dose of Alcantara, diamond quilting on the seats and turned metal trim on the center console and door pulls.

Beyond investing some serious time and money into the vehicle’s interior and exterior designs, Equus Automotive has also ensured the Throwback offers performance fitting of the car that inspired it. As a result, the unspecified powertrain will deliver a cool 1000 hp and 822 lb-ft of torque in range-topping guise, allowing the creation to reach 60 mph (96 km/h) in a rapid 2.5 seconds and a top speed exceeding 220 mph (354 km/h).

Just 25 units of the Equus Throwback are set to be produced, each priced at $130,000.

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  • 25 @ 125,000

    I don’t know what to say other than good luck selling all twenty-five. The price seems fair for the amount of work and customization, but the styling is a wee bit cocked.

    • Perry F. Bruns

      Lose the center-mounted twin fog lights and about $50,000 and they’ve got something.

  • Bash

    Equus is a name that Hyundai once had.

    • Lol there was an article about it in J4lopnik. At least they don’t go cheap and use Hyundai badges.

  • Honda NSX-R

    Not feeling that front end

  • thunder bolt

    $130,000 is pretty cheap considering the horse pwr, look and 1 of 25 exclusive club.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      I was going to lambaste the thing, but yeah, as you said the price makes sense for the power, look and exclusivity. I think there are only 25 people in the world who like the look and have the money to buy it though 🙂

    • Six_Tymes

      yep, very good point. but from a design stand point, they blew it with the side design. imo

  • Dr Strangefinger

    Ok, now that looks ridiculous AF!

  • Mill0048

    Not a bad effort. The side sculpting aft the front wheels makes the front end visually ‘heavy’ and cumbersome. The rear end treatment looks good with the Corvette body, except the exhaust: too big or too many.

    Also, what’s with the headline, is CS trolling us? I’ve never heard ‘tooth buck’, just ‘bucktooth’.

  • Six_Tymes

    I’m not gonna hate on it. certain things i like, front and rear look good, different. but the sides they blew it, rid that scoop retro design and the car would look much better. Because that side scoop retro thing pushes this design way over board.


    • SteersUright

      Hahaha. Love your subtlety. But you’re damn right.

  • That Ross Chap

    The back looks as amazing as the front looks terrible.

  • Puddingpopper

    Well this looks b)avoid name calling c) keep it civilized

  • Mynameis Taylor

    I don’t know what’s happening with the front end. however I can say that I prefer the rear end of this that on the current Corvette.

  • Bullitt2605

    They actually made an uglier Corvette, I did not think that was possible.

    • There was that chrome bumper, 7 fake exhaust Corvette in CS article few days ago.

  • SteersUright

    The real shame here is that if anyone has the means to develop a rebodied sports car on good bones (and the C7 is good) you’d think they’d make it look stunningly better, not shockingly worse.

    • Makes me remember C6, I remember a lot of cars were based on that. Callaway, Soleil, Bertone Mantide, Karls Kustom Coupe, Codatronca and the list goes and on. Some of them look ugly.

  • brn

    Wants to build?

  • Bo Hanan

    Uh, I just wish we could’ve talked about it before you went and painted it…..

  • This the same company that made hideous Bass 770, and now… I kinda like the back, hate the front but at least it’s cheap.

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