Here is the fourth video in the Corvette Generations series from the Corvette Time Line at Detroit’s Woodward Dream Cruise. In this latest segment, Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles pays tribute to the C4 Corvette which was produced from 1984-1996.
The C4 Corvette marked a new turning point for Chevrolet. With an emphasis on technology, performance and aerodynamics, Corvette broke away from the previous generation with a more angular design, a unique 1-piece clamshell hood and another first for the model that is still with us today – the removable roof panel.
New technologies during the model run included an all-electronic instrumentation, anti-lock brakes, traction control and run-flat tires.
In 1990, the Corvette ZR-1 was introduced. With an all new dual-overhead cam V8 that could generate 375 horsepower, the ZR-1 was affectionately known as the “King of the Hill”. The ZR-1 also set a world endurance record which stood for 12 years by running at high speed for 24 hours and averaging over 180 mph.
The model run came to close in 1996, and Chevy celebrated that milestone with not one, but two special editions – the 1996 Collector’s Edition and the 330-hp Corvette Grand Sport.
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