Video: Equus - The modern day muscle car

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Video: Equus - The modern day muscle car

There is little cooler than a vintage muscle car. The ludicrous lines, the chunky light clusters and the timeless style of a Ford Mustang or a Chevrolet Corvette still possess the ability to divert attention away from even some of the most expensive modern cars.

One problem with glorious vintage muscle is that fact that it tends to be fairly unreliable... and some of the horses will have likely fled the stable... and they are expensive to run... and we could go on and on.

Luckily, American car tuning firm Equus Automotive has created the almighty Bass 770 – a car that exudes American cool but features all the mod cons of a brand new motor.

The exterior is custom built from the ground up but takes styling cues from the aforementioned Mustang, the Dodge Challenger and the iconic Dodge Charger but under the bonnet is a very modern 6.2-litre V8 lifted from the Chevrolet ZR1.

The enormous lump produces 640bhp and a massive 819Nm torque that is enough to destroy the 0-62mph run in just 3.4 seconds and on to a top speed of 199mph.

No expense has been spared on the brakes, which come courtesy of Brembo and produce an impressive amount of stopping power thanks to their carbon ceramic design.

The cabin also features plenty of modern luxuries such s sat-nav, cruise control, GPS, airbags, a modern sound system, USB ports and tyre pressure monitors amongst other tech niceties.

Prices start at a massive $250,000 or £155,144 but that is a complete bargain considering the performance figures and cool points on offer here.

Watch the almighty Bass 770 in action below