The Equus Throwback Wraps Many Generations into One Unique Corvette
In the world of customized C7 Corvette coupes, Equus offers the broadest scope of modifications.
There are countless companies that offer exterior customization packages for the modern Chevrolet Corvette, but Detroit-based Equus Automotive has introduced what has to be the most elaborate restyling of the C7. Called the Throwback, this wildly-modified supercar is billed as “the ultimate Corvette,” incorporating exterior design cues from almost every generation into one odd-looking machine.
The Equus Throwback
There are plenty of upgrades in the cabin and under the hood, but the focal point of the Equus Throwback is the uniquely-designed body. Starting with a new C7 Corvette Z06, Equus designed a full carbon fiber body that combines key features from the first, second, third, fourth, sixth and seventh generation of the legendary Chevy sports car.
The basic body design of the Throwback is that of the C7 Corvette Z06, but there have been extensive changes made from front to back. The pointy front fascia is similar to the design found on the C3 Stingray, as are prominent flares over all four wheels. The detailed area trailing off from the front wheels is from the C1, the minimal split rear window design is loosely similar to the famous C2 Split Window Coupes. The angled rear panel is similar to that of the C4, right down to the big, circular taillights and the unusual pod-style headlights could be compared to the design of the C6.
Finally, the front end of the Throwback has a grille and fog light design that is unlike anything that we have seen on a past Corvette, but it is similar to the Bass 770. That is the other car made by Equus, featuring a unique design of the classic Ford Mustang.
When you put them all together, you end up with the Equus Throwback – a C7 Corvette with design cues from five of the other six generations.
More than a body kit
While the unique exterior of the Equus Throwback is the key component of the package, the company didn’t stop there. The Z06 interior is almost entirely wrapped in Alcantara with quilted seating surfaces and rough-finished metal trim is found on the dash, center console and door panels.
As for the powerplant, Equus hasn’t offered up any details, but the company has promised packages with as much as 1,000 horsepower and 822 lb-ft of torque, allowing this unique Corvette to hit 60 in just 2.5 seconds while running up to a top speed of over 220 miles per hour.
The company plans to build just 25 examples of the Throwback and each will have a starting price of $130,000, but with the promise of unlimited customization and personalization options, we are sure that the price can grow much larger when buyers begin tacking on other unique features.