The Chevrolet Firenza CanAm is the very angry distant cousin to the Vauxhall Firenza, a handsome enough coupe based on the otherwise homely Vauxhall Viva. Look at it…are you getting an odd hint of shrunken 1968 Chevelle? A homologation special for racing in South Africa, the Firenza CanAm ditched the four-cylinder that was normally in the engine bay for Chevrolet’s Trans Am special, the rev-happy 302ci small block that turned the normal Camaro into a high-winding maniac, the automotive equivalent of a street preacher on speed. In a vehicle that compares in size with a 1970s Capri, jamming the V8 in made for an exciting ride for the 100 people who were lucky enough to buy one of the homologation cars made. Roughly 30 of the monsters still exist, but luckily plenty of four-cylinder Firenzas were created, offering up the opportunity for someone with skill and ability to make their own. As far as the video car, we don’t know if it’s original or a well-done clone, but that doesn’t matter. A pissed-off Chevrolet small block screaming it’s lungs out can make us look past tiny details like that.