2,500 HP 1967 Chevy Nova Gets "The Hulk" Nickname for a Reason

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We've never wondered about The Hulk's inner struggle, but perhaps we should have - we're not talking about the movie character here, but the car that borrows the name.
Last year, the US drag racing scene saw the birth of a memorable 1967 Chevy Nova, one that fully deserves "The Hulk" nickname due to its muscle and appearance.

The machine, which you might have seen on the Discovery Channel's Street Outlaws show, packs about 2,500 hp, but this doesn't mean its journey towards the quarter mile goal set by the owner was an easy one.

To be more precise, the driver aimed for a six-second pass at 200 mph and it took some months of drag strip presence to reach the goal, at least the one concerning the trap speed.

The video below takes us through the early runs of this '67 Nova, while offering us a good view of what makes up such a behemoth.

With most of the car relying on good old steel, the Chevy tips the scales at 3,550 lbs (1,610 kg), with the driver being included.

As for the tech side of this Chevrolet, we have to admit that, once you open the hood, the scenery looks more like an industrial site than a simple engine bay. The massive piping, for instance, is enough to tell you just how serious things are.

We're talking about a 632 ci (10.35 liters) heart that beats to the tune of twin pro-mod 88mm turbos. To achieve the output mentioned above, the turbochargers deliver 22 lbs of boost. The powerplant works with a Turboglide transmission to send its power to the massive rubber at the back of the racecar.

As we said, it took about four months for this Nova to hit a 203 mph (327 km/h) trap speed, but the contraption still hasn't descended into the six-second area desired by the driver.

Then again, the man now has a full year to achieve his goal, so we're looking forward to seeing his Nova playing the 1320 feet game in 2016.

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About the author: Andrei Tutu
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In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
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