The Nux Car
First Floor - Artistry
Driven in Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Designer: Peter Pound
Builder: Natoli Panel Creations
Based on: 1934 Chevrolet 5-Window Coupe
Following complete oil depletion, the world is plummeted into war, resulting in a nuclear apocalypse. Warlord Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne) controls the Citadel, the last oasis of water in the radioactive Wasteland. Nux (Nicholas Hoult), a devoted War Boy joins the hunt for Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) in his pursuit vehicle, which features a front-mounted crucifix to hold “blood bags”--healthy people forced to transfuse with the disease-ridden “half-lifes” in order to extend their lives.
Each vehicle from Fury Road is highly personalized to reflect its driver. The twin-turbocharged, nitrous-infused Chevrolet 5-window Coupe was chosen to reflect Nux’s wild “revhead” personality. Religious and talismanic objects, along with a rear lancer perch for throwing “thundersticks,” represent Nux’s fanatical devotion to violence and the “Cult of V8” led by Immortan Joe. To earn a place in Valhalla, Nux’s car is rigged to explode in order to ensure his death is anything but mediocre.
Courtesy of Kennedy Miller Mitchell