C4 (1984-96)

ZR-1 of None 1

ZR-1 of None

Lingenfelter’s “Gen III” LT5 provides a glimpse of what might have been with the original King of the Hill

Building the Beast 1

Building the Beast

Manufacturing the Corvette ZR-1’s high-tech LT5 engine required an all-new approach

Tuscan Run 1

Tuscan Run

We sample internationally renowned jeweler Nicola Bulgari’s rare export C4 in an idyllic Italian setting

Flogging the Beast 1

Flogging the Beast

Mike Godfrey is wringing every last ounce of performance from his bone-stock 1990 ZR-1

SoCal Custom 1

SoCal Custom

The GS90 was Dick Guldstrand’s way of giving the C4 ZR-1 the extroverted looks its supercar-grade engine deserved.

The Quest 1

The Quest

Dad planted the Corvette seed in 1967, then provided the needed words of encouragement to get his son to pull the trigger 44 years later.

Fourth-Gen Convert 1

Fourth-Gen Convert

More of a C3 guy at heart, Ralph Martino didn’t plan on buying a new C4 back in 1987—yet, 25 years later, it remains one of his prized possessions.

Turbo Time 1

Turbo Time

From 1987 to 1991, Chevrolet sold turbocharged Corvettes. It didn’t build the engines, however; that work was done by Callaway Cars.

C4 Seduction 0

C4 Seduction

A regular Corvette Magazine contributor goes in search of a used C5 or C6 but ends up buying a C4—a Competition Yellow 1990 coupe, which he scored for $6,000.

Low Down 1

Low Down

Does the fourth-generation ZR-1 deserve more respect than it currently garners? We examine one ownership experience to help find out.

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