We normally don’t cover hand modified cars on Motor Authority but this 1972 Chevy Nova simply amazes us. It fits the definition of a sleeper perfectly. Not many enthusiasts could spend thousands of dollars on modifying the internals of a car only to leave the exterior untouched. From the outside the modified Nova sticks to the original design right down to the factory paintjob.
Lift the hood and this car is a completely different beast. From the start this car was designed to showcase several new modifications, including a Rotex supercharger kit, a twin-head motor that can fit under the original bonnet plus a whisper quiet exhaust, despite the 1100hp output. The most important detail was the ability to the drive the car everyday on regular pump gas without any problems.
Almost all of the modifications are completely concealed and hidden to the untrained eye. Tucked away are a pair of liquid to air intercoolers, roll cage, parachute brake and several gauges and switches mounted inside the glove box. At the end of the day, this car is just damn cool.
[Source: Wheel to Wheel Powertrain]