9. 1990 C4 Corvette ZR-1
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