May 14, 2022

Blog: 1990 Corvette ZR-1 in Polo Green

This 1990 Corvette ZR-1 is being offered by a seller in Calgary, AB for $39,500 with 60,000 kms on the odometer. Finished in a rare Polo Green Metallic (paint code #91), this targa top coupe is pure Detroit muscle. 

Wheel width on the ZR-1 is 11.0 inches in the rear and 9.5 inches in the front, with large vented disc brakes and tires so wide they feel glued to the pavement. Taking its powerful engine, solid body, and ultra wide tires into account, it’s no surprise that the ZR-1 is 200 lbs heavier than the standard C4 Corvette. Headlights are retractable, adding to its sleek styling, which was directed by chief Corvette designer Dave McLellan. Introduced at the 1989 Geneva Motor Show, other notable design elements include its convex rear fascia with four square taillights, and red ZR-1 badging.

The interior of this ZR-1 features leather sport seats in Saddle, with matching carpets. Seat backs, wings, and lumbar supports are all power adjustable. The ZR-1 came standard with Corvette’s UJ6 Low-Tire-Pressure Warning System, an ABS system by Bosch, and a Delco/Bose sound system. Its electronic dashboard utilises a digital liquid crystal display instrument cluster.

The ZR-1 is powered by a 5.7-liter DOHC 32-valve V8, with an aluminium block and heads, and port fuel injection - Corvette’s “LT5,” designed by GM’s Group Lotus Division. This came rated at 380 horsepower at 6200 rpm with 370 lb-ft of torque at 4200 rpm. The LT5 powers the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission.

Corvette’s FX3 selective ride control system, engineered by Bilstein, offers three settings - Touring, Sport, and Performance, each with six gradations of shock-absorber damping. The ZR-1’s all-independent lightweight multi-link suspension employs control arms, transverse fibreglass springs, thick anti-roll bars, and adjustable Delco/Bilstein gas-filled shock absorbers. 

You can view the listing here.