Chevrolet Brings 2.0T Equipped 1967 Nova To 2015 SEMA Show

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Chevrolet is showing its resto-modding skills, bringing a 1967 Nova with a modern powerplant to the 2015 SEMA show.

Where the original Nova used to pack a 275-hp 5.3-liter V8 in the ’67 Nova SS, or a 195-hp 4.6-liter V8, this SEMA special Nova uses a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 272-hp, not far off the original SS’s power rating.

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The smaller engine gives the car less weight to handle, allowing for a 6.2 second sprint to 60 MPH. The car also gets a modern six-speed manual transmission rather than the old four-speed that used to reside in the Nova.

The modern hot-rod is a showcase for Chevrolet Performance catalog. Both the 2.0-liter turbo engine and six-speed transmission are available from the parts shop for whatever duty you see fit.

Chevrolet also notes that this Nova sports other modern and unique hot-rod inspired touches like its billet aluminum grille, narrowed and tucked bumpers, shaved door handles, custom bronze 17-inch wheels and four-wheel disc brakes. The suspension is also height-adjustable via air bags in the front and rear.

  • No way

    Very cool.

  • Hearseman

    Is this a foreign website? The 67 Nova had a “327 CID” engine. Liters were in imported cars. If your going to talk about American Automobiles use American terminology

  • MikeB

    Don’t forget the original engines you mentioned were rated in “gross horsepower”, whereas the newer engine is rated in “net horsepower”. Net hp on the 283 and 327 would have been anywhere from 10% to 25% less than their gross hp ratings, depending on how the measurements were made. My point is the 2.0T engine makes 10%-25% more hp than the 327.

  • Jack

    Interesting but GM is still fighting our right to access and modify the ECM software required to do a swap like this, so why bother showcasing something that they want to be illegal!
    Scott

  • MikeB

    Yeah, if it’s older than a 1990s car, it’s cubic inches. Nobody I know of had an “5.3 Nova” or an “SS 6.6 Chevelle”. I suspect the author is not an old car guy, and/or GM’s press release listed the 67 Chevy II Nova’s displacement in liters.

  • dbc105

    Jack, you need to check out Mega Squirt.

  • sanman99

    What a great idea!!!

  • Tre Deuce

    ” I suspect the author is not an old car guy, and/or GM’s press release listed the 67 Chevy II Nova’s displacement in liters.” ” Liters were in imported cars. If your going to talk about American Automobiles use American terminology”

    It’s about relative ‘like’ displacement regime for those who are stuck in a mossy box and can’t translate metric into English/inch measure… Ford had a 7-Litre model in 66′-67′. Old car Guy…very old car Guy who can think in metric or inches.

  • Tre Deuce

    Hot Rodders won’t be denied and GM crate engines usually offer stand alone electronics.