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SuperTrooper 10-12-2008 05:55 PM

Corvette Z06 Wins MPG Marathon
Corvette Z06 wins MPG Marathon in the UK - AutoblogGreen

The winner was determined by highest percentage above the European combined rating, with the Corvette scoring 61.26% above.

Another part of the MPG Marathon included 2 Aveos; one driven "normally" and the other driven for best economy. Obvious results.

ECO-Driving Brings Huge Benefits, Proves Chevrolet

SVOboy 10-12-2008 06:32 PM

Since it's % over EPA and not raw MPG numbers, I think it would make more sense to say "driver of corvette z06 wins mpg marathon," since, really, he could've ecodriven a milk truck to 6mpg and made 60% over epa, :)

Big Dave 10-12-2008 08:17 PM

I've often thought the Corvette offers a great platform for a high-MPG car. It is light and aerodynamic and it has a great six-speed manual.

With a diesel we're talking 50+MPG.

Big Dave 10-12-2008 11:34 PM

I drive past a sad-looking C5 every day. If it has the 6 speed, I consider it with a 3.2 liter Benz dieselcirca 2004) engine as a great practical MPG machine.

ATaylorRacing 10-13-2008 09:39 AM

I would opt for a old Opel GT and stick a 1.0 Geo motor in it.

taco 10-13-2008 12:53 PM

yeah a vette at like 60mph what is it 1200 rpm or less.

edit i beat the vette:)

extragoode 10-15-2008 01:26 AM

I've always wanted a vette, but gave up that idea when I decided that I liked being able to fit all my vehicles in the garage and the same time. This makes me want an old vette to convert to electric!

fud2468 11-06-2008 11:54 PM

Are they talking imperial or U.S. gallons?
Ray Mac.

Big Dave 11-07-2008 11:22 PM

This proves the ecomodder adage that the most important thing is the nut behind the wheel.

Dust 08-28-2009 04:15 AM

There is a c4 vette with a 6.5 diesel getting 30 on the highway, but it's a C4 and a 6.5, so the numbers aren't really impressive. A c5 with a duramax or cummins would be awe inspiring.

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