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Old 12-03-2012, 04:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2014 Corvette Stingray - 30mpg hwy

Yeah, it's a big, American V8 sports car...

But, early reports indicate there will be an "Economy" version of the new Vette that brings back the Stingray name with highway fuel economy rated at 30+mpg. Not bad for a 400hp 5.5L V8 with pushrods.

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Old 12-03-2012, 05:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Have a little story.
Friend of mine raced a 79 Mazda Rx7 in Showroom Stock II. I decided I had to have one too and went out and got a used '79. Drove over to his house to show him...... and he had a BRAND NEW 1986(pretty sure) Corvette!!!!
He drove to my wedding and got 26 mpg!!!! had two overdrive gears.
I couldnt believe it because the Rx7 only got like 16mpg!
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corvettes are essentially a cheap, relatively, race car. so they are light, again relatively, and are very aerodynamic. even the c06 should have no problem getting 30+ mpg combined with the right driver.
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I used to daily drive a '94 LT1/6-spd Vette, and would regularly get 27-29mpg highway. But that's a big difference from being rated at 30mpg hwy.

I imagine if it were rated for 30mpg, many drivers on here could get 40+ mpg with a little effort.
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And I've also heard of the older Camaro/Firebirds sometimes getting upper 20s on the freeway.
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I get upward of 29 in my V6 auto '92 Camaro on the highway. I got an average of something like 24 round trip to GA and back towing over 1,000 lbs on the way back.
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Corvette Stingray Most Efficient Sports Car on the Market - 2014 model unmatched in combo of 455 hp and EPA-estimated 29 mpg highway
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And I've also heard of the older Camaro/Firebirds sometimes getting upper 20s on the freeway.
I had a 1985 5-speed V6 Camaro that would get 26 to 29 mpg on the highway even with my immature attempts to make it go faster.
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Looks exciting! I imagine the smallest engine, with the seven speed standard, could hit 40 mpg.
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You would think an 8.4 liter v10 would get terrible mileage, but in fact I read a review of the 2nd gen viper srt10 that stated they averaged about 24-26 mpg on the highway. Not bad considering the 500 hp and huge engine.

So a corvette getting 30 mpg doesn't really surprise me. They have so much torque that they can cruise at about 1200 rpm at 65 mph. Not to mention technologies like cylinder deactivation that the viper didn't have.

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