The moment of truth. Yes, this really is the same car. We tested this Nova against the Nova Z28 that ran in our September '07 issue. In all its aged OE glory, these are the numbers we managed to squeeze from this bucking bronc. Through the 420-foot slalom, the fastest run we made (without hitting the cones or spinning out) is 7.01 seconds, which translates to 40.9 mph. On the skidpad, we ran the Nova clockwise and counterclockwise (the skidpad has a circumference of 628 feet and a radius of 100 feet), and the average time of both runs was 12.9 seconds, which translates to 0.74 g. When it came to braking, we tested the Nova from 60 mph to 0. The best stopping distance was 174 feet. The more we tested, the hotter the drums got, and the longer our distances became.