Next time, take the car with you, dude.
The year is 1973, the place is Budapest, the man in power in Moscow is Leonid Brezhnev, and the car casually parked on the street is a white Chevrolet Corvette C3 showing googly eyes and the stripes of freedom.
The in-house competition at Chevrolet between the Camaro SS and the Corvette C7 just heated up with a recent dyno test of the SS putting more horsepower down at the rear wheels over its not-so-superior sibling.
1,730 horsepower at low-mid boost with a two-stage N2O setup sending everything to the rear wheels. Yes, that might be too much for a Corvette to handle.
I’m no great fan of the third-generation Chevrolet Corvette, mainly because of the way it descended from sexy badass ‘60s muscle-sports car to a sad malaise-mobile by the early ‘80s. But much of that isn’t the C3 Corvette’s fault, and if you do one right, it can be deeply amazing.
[GM said they will get her back, and some four months and 1,200 man-hours later, here is the result! Photo credit: GM]
Want to read a promotional brochure for the 1984 Chevrolet Corvette? Hell yes, you do. Head on over to Wild About Cars Online to check it out. It talks about computers!
We already got more than 500 responses from you to the question of daily driving a cheap C4 Corvette, and here’s some first hand experience on what’s it like to live with one of these beasts.
While Regular Car Reviews is here to tell you all there is to know about the most important Corvette generation, I keep wondering: is it time to buy a five grand C4 and just daily the hell out of it?
As he did often, 72-year-old James Rogers took his Shih Tzu to the Waffle House he frequented in Port Arthur, Texas on Monday in what his family said was his dream car: a 2007 Chevrolet Corvette. Unfortunately, getting trapped in that car was what cost Rogers and his dog their lives.
This white C4 Chevrolet Corvette left the Bowling Green assembly line in 1992 and fell into the sinkhole at the Corvette Museum last year along with eight other rare Corvettes. Now the General Motors Design Center is working hard to return her to prime condition.
[The seat on Bertone's 1984 Ramarro (a rebodied C4 'Vette) still blow my mind. Photo: Bertone]
The haters wanna hate, hate, hate on the fourth-generation Chevrolet Corvette, but I think it's actually a pretty interesting machine, and one that successfully moved a legendary nameplate into the modern era. And of all C4 Corvettes, none stand above the mighty Corvette ZR-1.
This is the 1956 Corvette SR-2 'Sebring Racer,' the first purpose-built Corvette racer GM ever made. Now it's going up for sale for $6.885 million.
Even in its darkest, most malaise-iest days, the Chevrolet Corvette has embodied the spirit of American optimism, freedom and pure driving fun. This was true even at the very beginning — just look at this rare cascade green 1956 Corvette he's driving for the latest Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
It seems to be a tradition around Thanksgiving that a Corvette driver does something dumb and then we have a new video to watch over and over. Well, have no fear, because it's 2014 and Corvette drivers are still doing dumb things. Here's Exhibit A.
Last week, the General Motors company sent me one of their Corvette Stingrays. Only unlike every other Stingray I've driven so far, this one had two pedals instead of three. Normally, this outcome would plunge me into a deep existential crisis, like when I drove that automatic Mazda Miata over the summer. This time…