Since 1984, 1990 to 1994 are the only years that I haven’t had a Corvette in my garage. Unfortunately, life forced me to get practical after a divorce. I had 2 girls that I had to chauffer around a lot, and a Corvette doesn’t make this very practical. The good news was that I bought a 1990 Oldsmobile Trofeo with CRT Touchscreen and it was a very cool car.
This 1994 Vette continued the streak of Chevrolet improving these cars by leaps and bounds. The motor was up to 300 HP and it came with a 6-speed instead of a 4-speed transmission.
A significant, functional improvement was made to the tires on the 1994 Corvette. While the Corvette was already equipped with “Z-rated” tires, optional Goodyear “run-flat” tires were offered to consumers for the first time. These Goodyear Extended Mobility tires (RPO WY5) were developed with special bead construction that enabled them to be driven on with no air.
When ordering this option, consumers were also required to purchase the low pressure tire warning system option (RPO UJ6) because if the tire was to run deflated for a distance greater than 50 miles, damage to either the tire, the rim, or both could result. However, despite the potential for damage to these components, the safe driving range on a deflated tire was considerably further than 50 miles.