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.
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.