Among the many processes used to develop and build the parts of the Bass 770, including carbon fiber work for the body, Equus contracted its 3D printing work to Solid Concepts. Far from a simple shift knob or some buttons, the Bass 770's entire dash and many other components were first developed by 3D printing.
Once a design was drawn in CAD software, it could be 3D printed, fitted, and evaluated, eventually being used to create a mold for further production. Jump to 1:23 in the video below to see the process explained by Equus production manager Chuck Cox. For even more detail, visit Solid Concepts' site.
Other aspects of the design were prototyped the same way, including the grille, instrument panel, various levers and handles, headlight and tail light bezels, and more.
While none of these 3D-printed parts change the 640-horsepower, supercharge 6.2-liter V-8, they do help to control the 3,640-pound curb weight. More importantly, they're how Equus came up with its unique amalgamation of classic muscle car themes in the retro-modern, luxurious cabin.