1995 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
The fourth generation (C4) Corvette was produced from 1984 - 1996. It was known for its evolved, sleek and modern look. The C4 coupe was the first general production Corvette to have a glass hatchback (the limited edition 1982 Collectors Edition being the first Corvette equipped with this feature) for better storage access. It also had all new brakes with aluminum calipers and came standard with an electronic dashboard with liquid crystal dash and graphics for speed, RPM and other important engine functions. The base engine in early production cars was 250 horsepower.
In 1986, GM acquired Lotus, a UK based engineering consulting and performance car manufacturing firm. The Corvette team approached Lotus with the idea of developing the world's fastest production car, to be based on the current C4 generation Corvette. With input from GM, Lotus designed a new engine to fit in place of the standard V8. The result was the ʻLT5ʼ, an aluminum-block V-8 with four overhead camshafts and 32 valves. The new engine yielded 375 horsepower while at full throttle. Mercury Marine of Stillwater, Oklahoma was contracted to assemble the engines and ship them to the Corvette factory in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The Corvettes with this package would be called ZR1 which included upgraded braking and handling.
A total of 6,939 ZR-1s were manufactured over a six-year period. This car is #335 of #448 which were manufactured in 1995. A car just like this one holds the world record of 175.885 mph for 24 hours (4,221 miles), a record which stands to this day.
This particular car is in its original Torch Red, red leather interior, 6 speed transmission and 34,000 miles. Since it is a later production ZR1, it has the improved 405 horsepower engine. This is one of the nicest examples you will find and we are glad to have it in our museum.
Model: Corvette ZR1
Style: 2 door
Serial No: N/A
Engine Cyl: 8
Engine Size: 405 cubic inch
Engine HP: N/A
Trans: 6 speed