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The car, styled by Richard Oakes with engineering by Phil Sayers, has been called by some one of the most beautiful cars ever. The two seater Nova with its dramatically opening roof/door combines elements of the Ford GT40 and Lamborghini Miura in a fiberglass shell on a VW Beetle chassis and mechanicals.
Licenced version of the Nova have been built in Austria as the Ledl, in Australia as the Pervis Eureka, in France as the Défi, in Italy as the Totem and Puma, in New Zealand as the Scorpion, in South Africa as the Eagle, in Switzerland as the Gryff, in the USA as the Sterling and Sovran and even in Zimbabwe as the Tarantula. There have also been numerous un-licensed copies. Some versions featured pop-up head lamps and gull-wing doors, but the basic silhouette remained the same.
Nova cars in the media
Versions of the Nova have appeared in number of films, including: Cannonball Run II, Death Race 2000 and Condorman.
- Nova Owners Club website
- Nova International
- Nova apperances in movies from the Internet Movie Car Database