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Equus Bass 770 is a Ford Mustang with a Chev LS9 V8 (video)

Isn’t there some sort of rule against this? It’s a Ford Mustang fitted with a Chevrolet engine. Yep, this ‘Bass 770’ might seem contradictory but in fact, it sounds bloody awesome.

Equus Bass 770-driving

The project is the work of Equus Automotive. The team decided to create a very unique Mustang by fitting it with a 6.2-litre supercharged V8 from a Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. This is the full tilt LS9 engine which produces 477kW and 819Nm.

Interestingly, all of that grunt is sent through a six-speed manual transmission. It, along with the brutal engine, enables the Mustang to accelerate from 0-100km/h in just 3.4 seconds, and on to a top speed of 320km/h.

To keep the ‘Stang running straight and handling well, the Bass 770 comes with magnetic suspension and adjustable dampers, as well as a set of proper Brembo carbon-ceramic disc brakes.

The interior is also mostly custom, with a bespoke dash including satellite navigation, a comprehensive sound system, and sports seats and steering wheel. It even comes with modern appointments such as airbags, cruise control, and active traction management with variable-ratio power steering.

If that isn’t interesting enough, Equus plans to build these for customer order. Prices start at US$250,000 and head upwards depending on what options you would like.

A video has been released showcasing some of the details of the cross-bred muscle machine. Take a look below.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.