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 |  Aug 19 2013, 4:01 PM

9. 1990 C4 Corvette ZR-1

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The C4 Corvette introduced an exciting and new element to the era of the Corvette. No, it wasn’t the functional hatchback trunk (besides, that came in the tail end of the C3) it was the super-awesome ZR-1 spec model.

With help from Lotus, the ZR-1 was one of the fastest cars of its time and wasn’t eclipsed by another Corvette until the next generation’s hot-shot product, the Z06. Lotus designed the new LT5 V8, which used 4 overhead camshafts and made 375 hp.While the Corvette was always a sports car, the 1990 ZR-1 really combined the racing heritage and the road-car into one unbelievable capable vehicle. With enhanced steering and braking systems, and a revised suspension the ZR-1 took the automotive world by storm. Only 6,939 C4 ZR-1s were made, and retailed for a price tag of $58,995

  • Mike

    #8 is a 1989 and not 1969 I think you meant to say.

  • Mike

    #7 is also wrong.

  • Mike

    Never mind, everything’s just lined up wrong.

  • Tyler Kenny

    Great list, nice to see it end on the original C1. My favorite is the 1969 and the 2014 Rays. Beautiful machines, with the power to excite.

  • ColumWood

    We’ve fixed it Mike. It should make significantly more sense now.

  • Alfie

    I know it wasn’t first, but the C6 Z06 is a SPECTACULAR machine and deserves to be on the list.

  • Chase

    Agreed. I was hoping for some FRC love too. Specifically in Nassau Blue Met.

  • Dave

    I’ve had several corvys here in the UK, all models are very much admired, and shock some other exotics, if only they had made them right hand drive how many more could they have sold. uk, australia, japan and so on,They are now to wide for the narrow uk roads.

  • Shane B

    This list is missing the Cadillac XLR, which was a more luxurious, and better looking Corvette. Such a shame they killed it off.

  • Bad

    How can you have missed the year that make most of these years possible? 1956 saved the corvette from being just a flash in the pan.

  • WTFwereyathinking

    Left out the most awe inspiring corvette of them all. The 1963 Grand Sports. How can you have a list of the top 10 corvettes of all time and leave out the Grand Sport?