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1997 Chevrolet Corvette
The 1973 Aerovette Prototype
David R. McLellan, Corvette Chief Engineer of the C4 Corvette.
Exposed View Of The Conceptual C4 Corvette.

The C5 Corvette was not simply a re-design of the C4, but a completely new design from the ground up. It was the first truly unique Corvette since the C1 Corvette. Since the C5 Corvette was a completely original design, the car did not borrow many parts from previous models. In fact, there are very few parts on the C5 Corvette that were not specifically designed for the car.


Front View of the Conceptual C4 Chevrolet Corvette.Front View of the Conceptual C4 Chevrolet Corvette. (Image Courtesy of GM Media.)
Rear View of the Conceptual C4 Chevrolet Corvette.Rear View of the Conceptual C4 Chevrolet Corvette. (Image Courtesy of GM Media.)
Red C4 Chevrolet CorvetteRed C4 Chevrolet Corvette
A single piece, removable roof panel was introduced for the first time on the C4 Corvette.
Interior of the 1984 C4 Corvette.Interior of the 1984 C4 Corvette.
Chevrolet Corvette C4 1984
Example of the "Unidirectional Wheel" Developed for the C4 Corvette.Example of the "Unidirectional Wheel" Developed for the C4 Corvette.
C4 Engine BayC4 Engine Bay
The Cross-Fire Injection emblem became a unique identifier of the 1984 C4 Corvette. Only two Corvettes used Cross-Fire Injection - the 1982 C3 and the 1984 C4 models.
Corvette Of The Day: 1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
1984 COrvette

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C4 Corvette Production Summary

While the C4 was known as a good handling car it wasn’t until the additional of a lot more power in 1992 with the second-generation LT1 (300HP) that the Corvette became embedded in American sports car history. In all, the C4 Corvette started selling strongly but over time it petered out. A total of 358,180 C4 Corvettes were produced between 1984 and 1996.

C4 Corvette Technical Research

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