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Oct
08

History of the Corvette part 4: From Braun to Brains

When the time finally came to replace the third-generation Corvette, Chevy engineers put every bit of technology into the 1984 ‘Vette.  Everything from a new type of plastic on the body panels, to the first TPI fuel injection, to a digital speedometer went into building GM’s next supercar.  In fact, they put so much effort into the 1984 model year Corvette, they forgot to release a 1983 model.

That’s right, the awesomeness of the C4 Corvette was so intense the factory actually had to take time off to get ready.

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2 Responses to “History of the Corvette part 4: From Braun to Brains”


  1. October 15, 2008 at 8:40 am

    I don’t think it looks as impressive as it should. The front is too bland, it’s hard to tell that it’s even a Corvette if you don’t see the back of it.

  2. October 15, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    You might be right, but you have to look at in the context of what was available in the 80’s. Compare that to a 1984 Cadillac:

    http://www.4wheelz.net/virtual/1984-cadillac-deville-213.htm

    I’m not agreeing or disagreeing, but you really have to consider that 80’s sportscars were designed back when Michael Jackson was considered sane…


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