Chevrolet Corvette C4

The Chevrolet Corvette C4 is a sports car and the fourth generation in the Corvettes series manufactured by Chevrolet between the years 1984-1996.

The Corvette C4 is well known for its looks where the body is made of injected molding plastics. It also contains electronic dashboard that displays speed and RPM and brakes with aluminum calipers. The very first Corvette C4 contained an L83 V8 engine with 4+3 manual transmission that delivered an output power of 205 hp and 290 lb-ft torque.

In the year 1989, 4-speed manual transmission was used, which was linked with automatic overdrive on the first three gears. Later in 1992, ZF 6-speed manual transmission was introduced and in that year, the LT4 engine was placed, which delivered an output power of 330 hp.

Chevrolet Corvette C4 red

Different types of Corvette C4

B2K Callaway Twin-Turbo
The B2K Callaway Twin-Turbo was launched in the year 1987, which is considered one of Chevrolet’s most technically advanced and high performance car. The early cars delivered an output power of 345 hp and 450 lb-ft torque and the next version cars delivered an output power of 345 hp and 450 lb-ft torque.

A version of this car called the Calloway Sledgehammer Corvette, which was limited to one car, delivered a record output power of 880 bhp and a record speed of 254.76 mph at the Ohio's Transportation Research Center track. Although this speed was never achieved on regular street and was never officially documented.

The ZR1 consisted of an LT5 V8 engine along with 32 valves and four overhead camshafts and delivered an output power of 375 hp. The car consisted of modified steering and braking systems and ensured perfect driving control. The car also set seven international records for its speed at different races. The ZR1 reaches the speed of 60 mph in 4.6 seconds with top speed of 180+ mph.

ZR1 Active Suspension Prototype
This model was launched in the year 1990 which includes the active hydraulic suspension specially designed for this car. A total of 25 cars have been manufactured in this model.


Vehicle Type: - 2 door coupe and convertible
Engine: - 5.7 L L83 V8, 5.7 L L98 V8, 5.7 L LT1 V8 and 5.7 L LT4 V8
Transmission: - 4-speed automatic, 4+3 manual and 6-speed Manual
Wheelbase: - 96.2 in
Length: - 4,480 in 1984-1989, 4,540 in 1990-1992 and 4,530 in 1993-1996
Width: - 1,880 mm in 1984-1992 and 1,800 in 1993-1996
Height: - 1,190 mm in 1984-1992, 1,180 mm in 1993-1996
Weight: - 3,239 lb

  • walt

    Every little boy wants one, so I just bought a Silver Beige 1987 Coupe. I don’t have a :bucket list” preferring, instead Spontaneous Living. If I had one, this would have been on it.

  • Alex

    wtf are you talking about the picture is a 240sx??!!

  • Doug

    For the record the 84′ (late year) did use the Doug Nash 4+3! Got one and it works great! But then I keep the maintance up 🙂