An Auto Lover’s Guide to Corvettes

1990 Corvette ZR-1

1990 Corvette ZR1
1990 ZR1
This model of Corvette will truly astound you. It has an engine designed by the legendary Lotus designers. The Mercury Marine built motor features a 32 valve V8. Opening this motor up while you are cruising along at 70 miles per hour would unleash a fury of power. The car uses Goodyear Eagles P315/35ZR17 tires to ensure the car grips the pavement when you are speeding down the road. This model remains the only Corvette that is not powered by an overhead valve engine.

Motor Trend reported that this 405 horsepower ZR-1 could reach 117 miles per hour in 13 seconds in the quarter mile. The car can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in under 5 seconds. But the most impressive thing about the ZR-1 is its ability to climb from 60 mph to 100 mph in 4.8 seconds. These statistics are impressive, considering when the car was built.

The C5 and the C6 Corvettes have surpassed the ZR-1; however, this does not decrease or diminish the achievements that the ZR-1 garnered.

1963 Fuel Injected Corvette Coupe

1963 Coupe
1963 Coupe
It has been almost a half a century since the 1963 Corvette coupe was introduced to the American market, yet it still remains one of the most sought after and alluring designs ever conceived. The car’s razor-sharp fenders, shark=like mouth and tapered tail make the coupe look aggressive and beautiful. Additionally, this was Corvette’s first-ever fixed-roof coupe.

Looks are not the only thing that separates the C2 from the original C1. The chassis on the C2 models featured independent suspension by using transverse leaf springs, which improved the Corvettes comfort and competitiveness both on the track and off the track. This new suspension system was vital to ensuring the Vette could compete with the new Cobras introduced by Shelby.

The engine in this model featured a 327 cubic inch small block V8 and produced an amazing 360 horsepowers. This coupled with the Rochester mechanical fuel injectors produced one of the most powerful engines on the market. Although the engine is powerful, it is also flexible and easy to handle. For car shoppers wanting to get the most out this engine, they could opt for the Z06. This option had stiffer suspension, a tighter Muncie gearbox, larger drum brakes, an enormous 36.5-gallon gas tank and a beautiful set of finned, cast aluminum wheels.

The 1963 Chevy Corvette coupe featured a fitted split rear window, which makes it a one of a kind. However, the most important thing was the standard the car set for all Corvettes in the future.

Here’s Jay leno’s 1963 Split-Window Coupe… GORGEOUS!!!!