Car enthusiasts can’t look at cars that were made 40, 50, and even 60 years ago and not feel like we missed out. Modern vehicles, even luxury sports cars, simply don’t feel the same way. They lack the rough and tumble appearance and sound of the classic muscle and sports car.
The good news is that there is an automotive company that loves vintage vehicles as much as you do and is devoted to providing you with another opportunity to get your hands on your dream classic car. Their latest creation is the 1,000-HP Equus Throwback.
What is the 1,000-HP Equus Throwback?
The 1,000-HP Equus Throwback is designed to appeal to drivers who love the look of the ’70s Corvette Stingray. The 1,000-HP Equus Throwback has the same sporty, yet rough vibe of the stingray. It’s a vehicle that tells everyone who sees it that the drive is adventurous, likes living on the edge, and never backs down from a dare.
The 1,000-HP Equus Throwback is the product of Equus Automotive, a company that garnered a great deal of attention a few years ago when they created the Equus Bass 770. The company has a solid reputation for creating vehicles that pay homage to classic vehicles that become instant classics.
Is the 1,000-HP Equus Throwback a replica of the Corvette Stingray?
Instead of simply modeling the 1,000-HP Equus Throwback on a specific version of the Corvette Stingray, the company took various elements of various classic Stingrays and combined them into a single-vehicle. The result is a nice multi-generational vehicle that will be the envy of your car-loving friends.
The 1,000-HP Equus Throwback isn’t just a showpiece. The vehicle is also built to perform. Equus equipped the vehicle with a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine (the same engine found in the Corvette ZR1) The engine has 640 hp (477 kW) and 605 lb-ft (819 Nm) of torque.
A six-speed dual-clutch gearbox allows all four tires to grab onto the asphalt, allowing for tight turns and rapid acceleration. Taking the 1,000-HP Equus Throwback to your local racetrack is the best way to experience the vehicle’s ability to go from 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds. The racetrack is also the perfect venue to find out how smoothly the Throwback when it reaches its top speed of the 220 mph.
The body of the 1,000-HP Equus Throwback is crafted out of high-quality carbon fiber. Exterior features that were borrowed from various Corvettes include round taillights, spotlight-style headlights, three exhaust pipes, split windows, a split window, and a large power bulge built into the hood which creates the space needed for high-quality heat extractors.
The interior is nice, but surprisingly simple considering the massive price tag attached to the 1,000-HP Equus Throwback. It features turned metal trim on the interior door handles and the center console. The seats are equipped with Alcantara upholstery that features diamond quilting.
Want one? Don’t wait
There is little doubt that the 1,000-HP Equus Throwback will follow in the footsteps of the Equus Bass 770 and become an instant classic. It’s a vehicle that you’ll enjoy looking at as much as you enjoy driving it. Whether you’re a collector or someone who simply likes to own fancy vehicles, you’ll be delighted with the 1,000-HP Equus Throwback.
If you want to park a 1000-HP Equus Throwback in your garage you’ll need to act quickly. There won’t be many of these vehicles available. Equus has announced that they only intend to build a total of 25 Throwbacks. According to Equus, the price starts at $130,000 and goes up to