Wasn't the original C4 Vette Slow?

Not to be taken by an insult by any means. I really want one but wasn't that the key problem as to why the C4 got a bad rep. I don't remember exact numbers but I though the original had about 215hp and was like 0-60 in 7sec. I think that was the problem with the early C4s. But I still want one anyways. Maybe someone who owns one can educate me on how they drive. Perhaps an Oppo review???http://oppositelock.jalopnik.com/why-does-the-corvette-c4-get-so-much-hate-1615152299