SEMA 2014: Steve Tornari’s 1967 Chevy Nova

1967-chevy-nova-meguiars-frontMeguiar’s is like the hotshot director of Hollywood in that they only invite A-list cars to their parties. This year was no exception, with Steve Tornari’s 1967 Chevrolet Nova taking center stage at the Meguiar’s booth.

This ’67 Nova was the GoodGuys Custom Street Machine of the Year for 2014, a Top 5 Finalist in the Barrett-Jackson Cup, and a Great 8 Finalist in the 2014 Detroit Autorama. Those are some extremely prestigious honors for a car!

What makes this different from any other resto-modded Nova? How about the fact that it makes 1,300 horsepower on race gas and is running 25 psi of boost? (It still does 950 hp on pump gas and 15 psi of boost). The Chevrolet 355cid cup motor is fed by a pair of Precision Turbo 62mm turbochargers through a custom intake manifold. That’s some big power for such a small car!

The car was built by Jeremy Miranda of Miranda Built in Delray Beach, Florida. Besides massive amounts of power, the car also features Corvette C6 Z06 front and rear brakes, 20″ front and 22″ rear wheels, and a Chevrolet 4L80E automatic transmission.

The suspension is also fully tricked out with a TCI front clip, 2×3 box custom chassis, custom 4-link rear, RideTech ShockWaves coilovers, and an air-ride suspension system from AccuAir.

There’s also a ton of body work in this custom car with flush-fit glass, shaved/tucked bumpers, one piece driver/passenger windows, custom grill, Corbeau seats cut 3”, and Dakota Digital dashboard instruments. Technophiles will appreciate the Apple iPad Air 2 in the dash, which is connected to a high-end Audison/Hertz audio system.

Having seen this car in person, I can attest that it truly deserves all of the praise that has been bestowed upon it. Miranda Built and their shop should be immensely proud of this amazing car!