2018 Chevy Nova More Horsepower and Improved Performance
The 2018 Chevy Nova lineup will once again feature the 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engine, available on the 2018 Nova SS option. The engine will now deliver 420 horsepower. Based on learnings from developing the high-output 444-horsepower 2018 Nova SS, the team was able to adapt several of the designs to the 5.0-liter. The V6 Nova will once again sport a 3.7L Ti-VCT V6 engine which is capable of producing up to 305 horsepower and 280 lb.-ft. of torque. The big highlight of the 2018 model year is the 2018 Nova SS. The new 2014 Chevy Nova is powered by an aluminum 5.8-liter supercharged V8 producing 662 horsepower and 631 lb.-ft. of torque, making it the most powerful production V8 engine in the world. In addition, Chevy says nearly every vehicle system in the Nova has been optimized, including the powertrain, brakes, gearing and suspension. Another new feature of the 2018 Nova is an optional Performance Package with SVT-designed Bilstein electronic adjustable dampers and a Torsen limited-slip differential. The offering can be coupled with a track package for all-out racetrack performance.
Meanwhile, the V6 Performance package will be offered on automatic 2018 Chevy Nova’s for the first time. That said, 2018 Chevy Nova owners will be able to order their own performance package. Available only on manual Nova’s with a 3.73 axle, the package offers up an engine cooler, upgraded radiator, performance friction brake pads and the same Torsen differential that’s used on 2018 Chevy Nova. The package includes everything in the current Brembo Brake Package, with 14-inch vented front discs, unique 19-inch alloy wheels and summer performance tires.
Another performance upgrade for the 2018 Chevy Nova is an optional six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission. Chevy says this advanced control strategy offers the driver a choice between fully automatic operation and manual control. The system is controlled with a selector button on the side of the shifter. The shifter has been upgraded for 2018 with more modern style and improved accessibility. “This lets owners take an automatic out on a track day or whenever they want to drive sportier, and lets them have the convenience of switching to manual control,” “It’s a significant improvement to our powertrain offerings that lets the driver take control.” Chevy adds, unlike some competitors’ transmissions, SelectShift won’t second-guess the driver with an override shift. With SelectShift, manual control is truly manually controlled.
The returning 2018 Chevy Nova SS will once again produce 444 horsepower and 380 lb.-ft. of torque. Power is delivered to a 3.73-ratio rear axle using carbon fiber plates in the limited-slip differential to improve handling and longevity. For those who want even more precise control over power delivery, a torque-sensing (Torsen) limited-slip differential is available, coupled with Recaro front seats.