But this Chevy Nova isn’t just a case of “big engine in a compact car.” Hot Rod & Coffee also reinforced the car’s chassis, which now sports Ridetech coil-over shocks, Wilwood brakes, and a four-link suspension setup in the back. Power travels rearward through a GM four-speed automatic, and a Ford 9-inch rear end, packed with 3.50 gears, helps distribute that supercharged grunt to a set of sticky Michelin tires. It’s a serious brute, for sure.
Part of that sinister demeanor comes from its no-nonsense paint job, said to be a shade of Mercedes Graphite. Inside, things are equally serious, yet highly fit-and-finished. The vintage dashboard contrasts a modern gauge cluster, racing steering wheel, Recaro leather seats, and a roll cage.
Interestingly enough, before it entered the marketplace, the supercharged Chevy Nova was used as a wedding vehicle…perfectly suited for dashing away after the service. Jeez, imagine that ride.