1994 Corvette Tech Center

1994 Corvette in Copper Metallic

Back in 1994...
The Corvette now had the benefit of dual air bags and Corvette owners and enthusiasts now have the benefit of a new "home": the National Corvette Museum. The NCM opened its doors for the first time on Labor Day weekend with an attendance of more than 4,000 Corvette owners who traveled across the United States in caravans.
  • For 1994, two new exterior colors appeared: Admiral Blue Metallic and Copper Metallic. Only 116 Corvettes were built in Copper Metallic. The reason why so few Copper Metallic Corvettes where built was because the Bowling Green Assembly Plant couldn't get the pigment to match (the bumpers and body panels of the C4 back then were not painted at the same time because the bumpers required a special additive to make the paint on them more flexible), and there was also a problem with the metallic flake in the paint.
  • ZR-1s received new 5 spoke wheels.
  • Air conditioning systems were revised to use R-134A refrigerant.
  • Convertible rear windows were now glass instead of plastic.
  • Recommended tire pressures were decreased from 35psi to 30psi (except for ZR-1s). RPO FX3 spring rates were lowered to improve ride quality.
  • For 1994, all Corvettes came equipped with leather seats. Cloth seats were no longer an option.
  • Interior refinements included a new redesigned two spoke steering wheel, passenger-side air bag and knee bolster, new seat and door trim, express-down driver's side power window, new white white instrument graphics which turned to a tangerine color at night. The tire jack was relocated to a compartment behing the passenger seat.
  • Base LT1 engine refinements included:  new sequential port fuel injection system which improved response, idle quality, driveability and emissions by firing injectors in sequence with the engine's firing order. A more power igntion system reduced engine start times.

Brickyard 400 Pace Cars: On August 6, 1994, the inaugural Brickyard 300 race was held at the world-famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Twenty-five 1994 Corvette convertibles (13 red, 12 black) were used as parade or festival cars. The Corvettes were mainly used to parade VIPs and introduce the 43 Nascar drivers in a parade lap around the track. This is a listing of facts about those Corvettes.
C4 Corvette Forum
Gallery: An online gallery of high quality 1994 Corvette pictures.
Hooters Corvette - GM Press Release: Offering an eye-catching flashy exterior, the Hooters Corvette also offers attention-getting performance under its hood. A modified 1994 Corvette, this impressive machine produces 387 horsepower and participated in the One Lap of America.
Identification: VIN and engine identification numbers for the 1994 Corvette.
Knowledge Base: A collection of service bulletins and related technical information on 1984 to 1996 Corvettes.
Latest News: The latest news and headlines regarding 1984 - 1996 Corvettes.
Owner Manual: This is a 274 page, 15.0MB PDF document of the 1994 Corvette owner manual. Adobe PDF Document
Production Numbers: Options and production numbers for the 1994 Corvette.
Specifications: General specifications including paint codes for the 1994 Corvette.
Tech Article: C4/C5 Corvette EMT Run-Flat Tire Servicing by Hunter Engineering.
Videos - C4 Corvettes: Videos C4 Corvette videos provided by our sister site - VetteTube.com.
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