America’s Sports Car: The History of Corvette

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Fourth Generation: 1984 Corvette C4
The all-new fourth-generation 1984 Corvette went on sale in March 1983 and was a dramatic step forward in both design and performance, with an aerodynamic new body and a much stiffer chassis. It was the first significant Corvette redesign in 16 years and the first new chassis since 1963. Power originated from a 205-horsepower 350 V8 with an automatic transmission or a 4+3 transmission, which is a 4-speed manual with overdrive for the top three gears. This new-generation Corvette features a removable targa roof panel and digital instrumentation. For 1985 the L98 350 V8 engine joined the force with Tuned Port Injection, producing 230 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque.

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