For most of the 1990s and 2000s, the squared-off lines of the interior and the all-digital dash were the dated hallmarks of an overly optimistic car. Now, though, they're brilliant. A sort of presage to the instrument panels of today.
It was in this car where I first noticed a trend among the dashboards in Corvettes. As the original seemed like a 1950s, jet-era, Harley Earl-designed rocket ship, the C2 and C3 are more or less the cockpit of a fighter jet that you sit in and drive. The C4, in an odd way, is a combination of both, and when you study them, you'll see that the C5, C6, and C7 all continue that to this day.