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Old 10-12-2008, 04:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Talking 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

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Old 10-12-2008, 05:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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,
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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.
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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.
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I would opt for a old Opel GT and stick a 1.0 Geo motor in it.
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Old 10-13-2008, 11:53 AM   #6 (permalink)
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yeah a vette at like 60mph what is it 1200 rpm or less.

edit i beat the vette
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Old 10-15-2008, 12:26 AM   #7 (permalink)
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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!
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Are they talking imperial or U.S. gallons?
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This proves the ecomodder adage that the most important thing is the nut behind the wheel.
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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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