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1995 Chevrolet Corvette Review
The 1995 Chevrolet Corvette is a sports car manufactured by General Motors and now in its fourth generation. The first model was a convertible, which was the result of Harley Earl’s design. This iconic American sports coupe's namesake comes from a small and highly maneuverable warship.
Engines: 5.7-liter V-8
Transmissions: four-speed automatic, six-speed manual
Models: Chevrolet Corvette, Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
The 1995 Chevrolet Corvette base model gets heavy-duty brakes that were otherwise standard for the performance-enhanced ZR1 model. Models with automatic transmission are now fitted with a temperature gauge. The ZR1 is only available until spring 1995, after which a new version called the Corvette Grand Sport will take its place.
The 1995 Chevrolet Corvette is part of the fourth generation, which was the first all-new version since 1963. It's the first fully redesigned Corvette in 15 years, and its evolved, modern, and aerodynamic look is well known. It breaks away from the trend of fiberglass panels to use sheet-molding compound (SMC) for its rear bumpers and panels. This particular model is the first coupe to ever use a glass hatchback for greater storage access.
The 1995 Chevrolet Corvette has the same pit-like cabin from the fourth generation’s introduction in 1984. As expected, it's difficult to get in and out of the low-slung, deep bucket seats. Visibility is not so great either, and space is at a premium. There is barely enough legroom and headroom to stretch out, and cargo space in the rear is lesser than average.
Performance & Handling
The 1995 Chevrolet Corvette is available with two versions of its iconic 5.7-liter, V-8 engine. The base version of the engine delivers 300 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque, whereas the ZR1 gets a dual-overhead-cam version gets a boosted output of 405 horsepower and 385 lb-ft of torque. It has always been about performance over comfort, but the fourth generation addresses the numerous squeaks and rattles present in previous generations. The improved suspension offers a smoother ride without compromising on firmness. The fourth generation offers greater grip and better reflexes.
The 1995 Chevrolet Corvette has noisy V-8 engine in both models. There is always a prominent husky exhaust note, and tire noise rises to a very high level at highway speeds. Both engines offer incredible acceleration, but the ZR1 delivers a continuous flow of power at any speed, which pushes the driver back in the seat without hesitation. There is an undeniable gap between the performance of the base model and the ZR1, but the base model is so powerful that the high price difference would not be justifiable for most people.
The 1995 Chevrolet Corvette has no crash test data available.
EPA Fuel Economy
- Powerful performance
- Responsive steering and handling
- Amazing good looks
You Won't Like
- Poor ride quality
- Noisy cabin
- Difficult entry and exit
- High price tag
An American icon that will never die.
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