Chevrolet Corvette (C4) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Chevrolet Corvette


The Corvette (C4) was a sports car by the Chevrolet division of General for the 1984 through 1996 years. The editors of Consumer stated: The first fully Corvette in 15 years was more and more practical than the Shark. And like previous the new C4 only got better in time. [ 1 ] The returned, as did higher performing exemplified by the 375 hp (280 kW) LT5 in the ZR-1.

In early March 1990, the would set a new record for the highest 24 mile land-speed by going 175 mph (282 km/h). [ 2 ] Though rose even as sales the fourth generation Corvette won its own following as one of the world’s most sports cars. The last C4 was on June 20, 1996. [ 3 ]


1984 Corvette Coupe

The C4 represented a clean break and a newer look with the generation of Corvette. Since regulations were still and electronic engine management was in its horsepower was, compared to generations, comparatively low. the primary design emphasis, at for the launch, was on handling.

The price of no-holds-barred emphasis on handling was comfort, especially with the Z51 handling package. The unit-body used in the C4 was prone to rattles and due to minimal sound deadening. due to the external unit-body frame, the sills were quite with entry and exit by contemporary auto journals to a in and climb out experience.

The emergency brake, located the door sill and the drivers was moved lower and toward the of the car in 1988 for easier entry and

From 1984 through the Corvette was available with a Nash 4+3 transmission – a manual coupled to an automatic on the top three gears. This transmission was a synergy that Corvette to keep a stout 4 but add an overdrive. As technology progressed, it was by a modern ZF 6-speed manual.

However, the C4 performance was hampered by its L98 (186 kW) engine until when the second-generation Chevy block, LT1, was introduced, improving the C4s performance. 1996 was a point of small block development and the 330 hp (246 kW) LT4 was in all manual transmission cars.

The 1986 Corvette saw the reintroduction of the and was named as the Pace Car for the Indianapolis 1986 also saw the introduction of the Key I passive anti-theft system, each key contained a special that could be detected and by the car’s computer system by electrical resistance. Being in the rollout of this new technology, were only 15 different values available, which, thieves discovered this markedly reduced the value of early system.

44 Corvettes were manufactured a 1983 Vehicle Identification (VIN), but none were to the public as official production All were destroyed except VIN 1G1AY0783D5100023 (white with blue interior), L83 350 cu in 250 hp (186 kW) V8, 4-speed transmission and was retired to the National Museum in Bowling Green, (MY 1984 Corvettes were for 17 months.)

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