The car's Owner is Mikey V. Mikey has this car since new. He shares his Father worked for American Motors and asked his Son Which car would he want car to drive, a Hornet or a Javelin? Mikey chose the Javelin and this became his car.
This is the first model produced by the Equus Automotive group -building high performance machinery. The company was started by a group of muscle car enthusiasts that wanted to take their chosen sport to a new level on their terms. They felt that there was an untapped market of prospective clients out there that would be interested in driving a newly designed hand built muscle car. This is the starting point and first offering from this group, the Bass770 coupe, able to seat you and three friends.
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First glance at the sheet metal makes you think that it looks a bit like a retro Mustang coupe, possibly a 1968 Mustang GT that someone has done some custom fiber glass work on. But under that carbon fiber and aluminum body is a newly designed muscle car sitting on an aluminum racing chassis that has undergone some modifying for legal street use. You hear it and you see its sitting low, raked, and with a sloped nose you can tell this is a no nonsense car that's meant to go and your right it does go quick.
The supercharged 6.2 liter V8 engine is the same as in the Corvette ZR1 which puts out 640 hp and puts 602 lb-ft of torque to the wheels at 6,500 rpm. The console houses a shift stick for the six speed manual transmission equipped with a heavy duty twin-plate clutch and sorry, no automatic is available. With this power train combination Equus claims the Bass770 can accelerate from 0-60 (97 km/h) in 3.4 seconds and can achieve a top speed of over 200 mph or 320 km/h if you perfer metric. Who would have expected that a marriage of Ford lines and General Motors could have such a mutually beneficial relationship?
This custom built automobile is basically equipped with non fade carbon ceramic brakes by Brembo sporting six piston calipers activating the front disks and four to the rear for guaranteed stopping ability. The aluminum chassis rests on the new and widely acclaimed “Magnetic Selective Ride” suspension control system by General Motors. The 19 inch rims are mounted with Michelin Pilot sport tires 255/40 in front and 285/40 rear so you can ride over road irregularities in comfort. The driver assistance items include traction control and variable ratio power steering. Safety is important and the basic offer comes with front and side air bags included. The interior is not like your basic showroom floor mass produced vehicle but it is still well equipped with leather seats, a GPS for navigation, tire pressure monitor, cruise control, and a CD/DVD equipped stereo that also has a plug for your USB.
The bass price for the Bass770 is around the $250,000.00 U.S. range but depending on the finish outside, the upholstery choices on the inside, and possible options available this smooth looking automobile could hit the $290,000.00 mark without a problem. Should you decide to put your order in there will be a four month wait while the factory custom assembles your unique package. Equus is filling orders now bound for Europe, the Middle East, and of course the good old US of A.
The Bentley SSS C2 race car manufactured in 1965 is a rare find with only two units ever built, although neither vehicle was ever raced formally. There is one of them in the Bentley museum in the U.K., and the other, imaged below, has recently been sold, "Somewhere in the U.S.A.", is all I could come up with. The company had a long standing policy of not participating in racing, however, the two cars were produced in defiance of that ban. Each of these is powered by a blueprinted 6.23 L all aluminium, dry sump, solid lifter, V8 engine. The intake manifold sports a supercharged twin four barrel carburetor arraignment to provide maximum power for the track. Also included is a single four barrel carburetor set-up along with fenders (not shown) to make it roadworthy for a Sunday solo jaunt. The latter two items were produced to make the vehicles legal for public sale, but only as an after-thought, thereby conforming with managements no racing edict.
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The Audi R8 V10 MTM 5-liter Biturbo was first unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2011, but by 2013, this model had come a long way. I’m talking about under the hood; the exterior and cabin changed very little. The Biturbo with the GT option for ’13 now developed 802hp (589.87 kW) with 892 Nm (657 lbs.-ft.) of torque between 2750-6280 rpm and did 0-100 km/h in 3 seconds flat with a top speed of more than 358.9 km/h (223 mph).
The Audi R8 V10 chassis now had a three-way adjustment feature, and the wheels were 9x20 inches in front and 12.6x20 inches for the rear and wore Michelin Sport Cup tires. The car’s stopping capabilities increased with dimpled rotors and eight-piston calipers. The model, as equipped from the showroom, had a sticker price at the time of around $600,000 US or 450,000 British pounds.
The Audi Coupe 4.2 FSI quarto, as with all Audi products, came with the signature AWD, which sent 30 percent of the power to the front wheels and 70 percent to the rear. The original all-aluminum block 32 valve, 4.2L V8 engine was reworked for 2010. This engine has a dry sump lubrication system, two chain-driven overhead cams, and had a variable timing system in place for both the intake and the exhaust valves. The choice in transmissions was either the six-speed manual by Lamborghini or the Audi R-tronic seven-speed semi-automatic, which could shift or drive in the auto-mode. There’s no clutch in the R-tronic, but an S-tronic version was scheduled for a 2010 release with a double clutch, direct shift.
The Audi R6 Spyder 4.2 FSI quarto for 2011 was available with the 4.2-liter engine delivering 428 bhp (319 kW; 434 PS), or the coupe version would put out 442 bhp. The other engine for the Spyder was a V10 power plant that did 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.8 seconds with a top speed of 299 km/h (185 mph). Both engines have the Audi R-tronic transmission. The Spyder version had an electric folding cloth top as standard equipment.
The Audi R8 TDI LeMans was a road-legal V12 concept vehicle shown in 2008. The unit displayed was a bright red color with rhombus patterned coverings on the air inlets as well as the outlets. The roof had two large transparent inserts with the NACA duct-mounted between the two. The engine compartment had a carbon fiber liner, located behind the front seats, with a glazed compartment face. Other external features were the continuous spoiler lip made of aluminum and LED headlights.
The well-appointed interior had a three-spoke manganese steering wheel, leather seats, and an interior extensively trimmed with aluminum. The braking was with six-piston calipers, aluminum in front with fixed versions to the rear, stopping the vented carbon fiber reinforced silicon carbide discs. Audi shelved this concept model due to the very high retail price.
The sixth generation Plymouth Belvedere is on Chrysler's "B" mid-sized body platform. This model could be powered with a light duty 273 cu in ((4.5 L) engine although there are four larger engine power options on the table including the 426 cu in (7.0 L) Hemi V8 and these would be bolted to three speed automatic or a three speed standard transmission on a factory correct Belvedere. The most powerful version of the Belvedere is an icon of the muscle car era and badged as the GTX .
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