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EQUUS AUTOMOTIVE Inc., an American automobile manufacturer, was formed in 2009 as a corporation in the State of Georgia and is currently based in Rochester Hills near Detroit. [1]

The founder and President of EQUUS is Bassam Abdallah. He formerly partnered with Panoz on the early EQUUS TOM1 project, which has been designed by Tom Tjaarda and displayed at 2008 SEMA show. According to , the EQUUS TOM1 "is the re-incarnation of a legendary car that will commemorate the recent Maharaja's Road Event that took place in India." [2]

Since EQUUS AUTOMOTIVE Inc. has fully engineered and designed the EQUUS BASS770.[3]

" - When it comes to retro styling the major car-makers have nothing on Detroit's newcomer, EQUUS. The startup has become legendary in just a few short years and though it may take its styling cues from a generation ago this car has super modern suspension and technology. Bloomberg's Matt Miller has more on the auto throwback to the '60s." (Source: Bloomberg) [4]


The fastback design was inspired by the 1960s and 1970s American muscle cars. It has a carbon-fiber and aluminum car body on an aluminum frame and a curb weight of 3635 lb. General Motors LS9 6.2-litre supercharged V8 engine from Chevrolet Corvette rated 640 bhp and 605 lb ft torque, rear-driven double clutch 6-speed transaxle. It has 0-62 mph in 3.4 seconds and to a top speed of 200 mph.

The EQUUS BASS770 was unveiled in 2014 Detroit North American International Auto Show.[5]

The vehicle went on sale as a 2015 model year vehicle.