22. Chevrolet Corvette C4 ZR1
The Chevrolet engineers knew the C4 chassis had enormous potential. So, they always looked for ways to improve power and performance. But finally, they got the green light from management to introduce the best Corvette model in years. They wanted to show the sports car world what Corvette was capable of.
So, in 1990, they presented the mighty ZR-1 with 400 HP and performance numbers that could beat any Ferrari at the moment. Chevrolet named it the “King of the Hill,” and the Corvette ZR1 was exactly that. It was the king of all Corvettes in 1990 when they revealed the ZR1. And soon, it was obvious that Chevrolet had hit a home run. Under the hood, there was the LT4, a Lotus-engineered V8 engine delivering 375 HP and later 400 HP. Also, it came with quad-cam heads and 32 valves. The engine was an engineering marvel and performed exceptionally well. With a beefed-up suspension, gearbox, and a pair of extra-wide rear tires, the Corvette ZR1 could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. And that is what made it one of the fastest cars of the era and a true modern classic today.