The Chevrolet Corvette (C4) was a sports car produced by the Chevrolet division of General Motors for the 1984 through 1996 model years. The editors of Consumer Guide stated: "The first fully redesigned Corvette in 15 years was more sophisticated and more practical than the beloved Shark.
The 1982 Corvette marked the last year for the third generation ‘Vettes known as “Sharks.” The new year introduced a fuel-injected engine for the first time in 17 years, and no manual transmissions were available.
The 1980 Corvette went on a diet losing 250lbs in its roof and doors, along with a new aluminum rear differential housing and intake manifold. Government mandated 85 mph speedometers were now being installed, and the optional spoilers from the previous year were now standard.
The new wrap-around rear window provided much more space behind the seats but was not a hatchback. All corvettes this year came with special 25th anniversary badging. A special “Anniversary Edition” included a unique Charcoal Silver/Silver Metallic two-tone paint job
The 1977 Corvette did receive minor changes, but they were more about branding than styling or performance. “Sting Ray” was dropped, and a new crossed flags badge adorned the front of the hood between the headlights as well as on the fuel filler door.