Published March 11, 2014
The best hot rod in America is Canadian.
The vehicle, named Rivision, is a ‘64 Riv modified with the boattail style of the 1970’s version of the model.
Front fender vents, a deep chin spoiler, lowered suspension, bright yellow paint and tons of original chrome enhance the donor car’s sleek and unique style.
Under its vented hood sits a modern, 6.2-liter Chevrolet V8 with 850 horsepower courtesy of twin-turbochargers mounted way back in the rear of the car, with dual exhausts exiting between the tail lights.
Rivision is the first Canadian car to win the award since 1987, but it won’t be parked in some museum to collect dust anytime soon.
According to The Province, Launier plans to put all that power to good use and see if the car can hit 200 mph.