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Old 12-25-2014, 05:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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V8 fuel economy

I have a goal of building an engine for my 2001 camaro that will allow me to get 50 MPG. I know most people don't think of a V8 when talking about fuel economy but I think this goal is achievable. When the car was stock other than about 200 lbs worth of weight reduction I was getting 33 miles per gallon on the highway without any special techniques. If anyone is interested I'll post about how I plan on getting 50 MPG without aero mods.

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I'm intersted to hear your plans.
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It was rated at 26 mpg hwy so driving easy at 60 would get you close to 33. But not 50.
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At least this platform is lighter than the current Camaro, so it makes your goal easier. Regarding engine, I'd keep an eye for a Vortec 4800 or a 5300.
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