Speed and practicality make for a fantastic combination, if done properly. However, not everyone is interested in a tall-riding SUV or pickup truck, which leaves the station wagon body style as the obvious go-to remainder. Now, we’re getting a look at one artist’s re-imagination of the classic Chevy Nomad, with the modern Yenko Camaro providing the inspiration.
Produced between the ‘50s and ‘70s, the Chevy Nomad nameplate is primarily associated with station wagons, with ties to the Tri-Five series, the Chevelle, and the Vega, among others.
These days, wagons are few and far between in the U.S. market, but what if Chevy reintroduced the Chevy Nomad nameplate? What might it look like?
Well, according to digital automotive artist Oscar Vargas, perhaps something like this. Recently posted to Vargas’ Instagram feed (@wb.artist20), this modern Chevy Nomad pulls heavily from the current Yenko S/C Camaro, making for a fantastic starting place for a go-fast longroof.
Produced by Specialty Vehicle Engineering (SVE), the latest Yenko Camaro backs the name with an upgraded 416-cubic-inch V8 producing a whopping 1,050 horsepower. With four-figures on call from the right pedal, this modern Chevy Nomad certainly has the goods to make some smiles. It also looks the part with a variety of styling upgrades.
Up front, we find a familiar Yenko Chevy Camaro fascia, with a prominent lower chin spoiler and raised hood scoop. The lighting signatures around the headlamps were also revised with a series of vertical slashes.
Moving into the profile, this modern Chevy Nomad sits low over a set of plus-sized wheels with a classic five-spoke design and polished lip. Large brakes with red-painted calipers help to shed some of the speed, and complement the striping nicely.
Of course, one of the coolest bits is around the rear quarter panel, where we see the extended roofline adding substantial rear heft to the design. The design also includes stylish fins that enhance the rear fenders even further.
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