This Infographic Comparing the 1987 Corvette to the 2017 Corvette Is Fascinating

One takeaway: The 2017 Corvette is cheaper than the 1987 Corvette when adjusted for inflation.


It isn't surprising to hear there is a drastic difference in performance statistics between the 1987 and 2017 Chevrolet Corvette. The American auto manufacturing industry has seen a lot of ups and downs in the past 30 years. From 707 horsepower muscle cars to corporate bailouts, U.S. car lovers have seen it all. However, in the fast-paced world that is the automotive industry, we often don't stop and look to see how far a model has evolved. Fortunately, BRIDJIT Curb Ramps has made a clever infographic comparing the 1987 Chevrolet Corvette to its modern-day counterpart.

Although we don't want to ruin the chart for you by revealing all the statistics, it is worth noting a few points. The 2017 C7 Corvette is actually $5,000 cheaper than the 1987 version when adjusted for inflation, even though it makes 455 horsepower—215 horsepower more than the 240-horsepower 1987 C4 Corvette. It is also worth mentioning that even after all the improved safety and performance technology, the 2017 C7 Corvette is only 73 pounds more than the 1987 C4 Corvette.

If you were wondering, you can get a 1987 Corvette with less than 75,000 miles for a little under $8,000. A new Corvette Stingray, however, will run you quite a bit more.