A "passive keyless entry" system was a new option for the 1993 Corvette.
To aid handling, base models followed the ZR-1's lead by adopting different width tires at the front and rear. The front tires were narrowed slightly to 255/45ZR17 and their rims slimmed by one inch, to 8.5 inches. The rear tires were widened slightly, to 285/40ZR17, on the same 9.5-inch wheels as before.
newly optional passive keyless entry system that was unique to the Corvette automatically
locked or unlocked the doors as the driver left or approached the car. The
proximity-based system engaged or disengaged when a specially encoded keyfob
sensor entered or left a magnetic field that surrounded the vehicle. In
addition to unlocking the doors when in range, the system would also turn on
the interior lights and disengage the alarm system, and it could be programmed
to unlock either just the driver's door or the passenger's as well.
the Corvette reaching yet another milestone in 1993, another special edition
was prepared: The 40th Anniversary Edition, RPO Z25, cost $1,455 and included
Ruby Red paint, matching leather seats and wheel centers, and special badges;
it was ordered on 6,749 cars. In addition, all cars equipped with leather seats
came with 40th Anniversary embroidery on the headrests, while standard black
cloth seats remained unadorned.
The 40th Anniversary 1993 Corvette featured Ruby Red
paint and matching leather-lined cockpit.
Greenwood Automotive Performance offered its ultra-high-performance G572 for 1993, which was a souped-up Corvette coupe with functional aero body panels and
a reinforced chassis. Under the hood was an aluminum-block-and-head 9.4-liter
(572 cid) Chevy V-8 rated at 575 bhp at 5400 rpm; it was mated to a GM
four-speed automatic transmission. The modified Corvette could reach 60 mph in
3.4 seconds, the quarter-mile in 11.5 at 135 mph, and a top speed of 218, all
Despite the added oomph to its LT5 engine, ZR-1 sales remained at a mere trickle, with only 448 produced for 1993. Overall, however, Corvette sales rose for the first time in four years, to a final tally of 21,590 units.
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