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Old 09-11-2009, 07:59 PM   #48 (permalink)
Formula413
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Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
(PS - my Firefly is a "performance car" of a different kind - high efficiency is high performance! I don't like that "fast" = the only kind of "performance".)
As a muscle car enthusiast I have to say that I wholeheartedly agree.

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I used to own a '94 Corvette. I didn't use hypermiling techniques, but I was able to achieve 29mpg hwy.

High 20's may not be great, but I thought it was for a 5.7L V8 originally designed in the 1950's.
Actually, your 'vette, like my Firebird, had the LT1 engine, also known as the second generation small block. It's based on the original design, but with much more advanced technology. Computerized fuel injection, aluminum heads, optical distributor, etc etc. My 3500 lb Firebird with an auto and 3.23 gears can get 23 mpg highway with this powerplant, I don't think a Gen 1 small block could match that.
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