10. 1990 Corvette ZR1
The Chevrolet engineers knew the C4 chassis had enormous potential. So, they always looked for ways to improve their power and performance. And 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 the Corvette was capable of. And, in 1990, they presented the mighty ZR-1 with 400 HP and performance numbers that could beat any Ferrari at the moment.
They named it the “King of the Hill,” and the Corvette ZR1 was exactly that. It was the king of all Corvettes they made up to 1990 when they unveiled the ZR1. And immediately, it was obvious that Chevrolet hit a home run. Under the hood was an LT4, a Lotus-engineered V8 engine with 375 HP, and later 400 HP.
Also, it had quad-cam heads and 32 valves. The engine was an engineering marvel and performed exceptionally well. With the beefed-up suspension, gearbox, and extra-wide rear tires, the Corvette ZR1 could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. And that made it one of the fastest cars of the era and a true modern classic today.