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Old 07-08-2013, 03:54 PM   #1
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2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray Rated at 29 MPG Highway

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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DETROIT – The 2014 Corvette Stingray will deliver up to an EPA-estimated 17 miles per gallon in the city, and 29 mpg on the highway, making the new Stingray the most fuel efficient sports car on the market as no other car offers more than 455 horsepower and greater than 29 mpg highway.

“The Corvette Stingray establishes the benchmark for modern performance cars by using technologies to deliver more performance and more miles per gallon,” said Tadge Juechter, executive chief engineer for the Corvette. “We expect more and more performance cars will follow Corvette’s example.”

The EPA estimate of 17 city and 29 highway is for the Corvette Stingray equipped with an all-new, seven-speed manual transmission. The estimate reflects an average of fuel economy in both the default “Tour” mode, which delivers 28 mpg highway, and driver-selectable “Eco” mode, which delivers 30 mpg highway. For Stingrays equipped with the seven-speed manual transmission, Eco mode enables Active Fuel Management, which disables four of the cylinders for improved fuel economy during light engine loads.

For Corvette Stingrays equipped with the six-speed automatic, Active Fuel Management is active in all drive modes until the driver engages the manual-shift mode using the steering-wheel paddles. Fuel economy estimates for Corvette Stingrays equipped with the six-speed automatic will be finalized soon.

The highway rating represents an 11-percent increase in fuel economy over the previous Corvette, while the all-new 6.2L LT1 V-8 delivers 455 horsepower, a 6-percent increase over the previous Corvette. The LT1 delivers 460 horsepower with the available dual-mode exhaust.

By comparison, the Porsche 911 Carrera S delivers 400 horsepower, and an EPA-estimated 27 mpg highway.

Sports cars with more than 455 horsepower typically offer significantly lower highway fuel economy estimates than the Corvette Stingray. For example, the Jaguar F-Type S offers 495 hp and 23 mpg highway while the Audi R8 V10 offers 510 hp and 19 mpg highway.

Sports cars that deliver more than 29 mpg highway based on EPA estimates typically deliver significantly less engine output. For example, the Porsche Cayman offers 30 mpg and 275 hp while the BMW Z4 sDrive28 delivers 34 mpg and 241 hp.

The 2014 Corvette Stingray coupe goes on sale this fall, with a convertible following by the end of the year.
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That's impressive!!!
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:08 PM   #3
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That's really good considering the horsepower increase. Would have been nice if they could have hit 30 though.
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I suspect 30-32MPG highway will not be uncommon in real world use. Pretty good for such large displacement!
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So with all of this economy BS in the engine, all they could pull out of it is a 3 MPG increase? Not impressed. The rest of the stats are great though
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So with all of this economy BS in the engine, all they could pull out of it is a 3 MPG increase? Not impressed. The rest of the stats are great though
Only on Camaro5 would a 455 HP, 29 MPG sports car be unimpressive.
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Old 07-08-2013, 06:15 PM   #7
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That has to be industry leading with that kinda displacement and power. Kuddos to Chevy!

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Put it in perspective my V6 Camaro is rated at 18 city 28 Highway....a car with 117 more horsepower that gets better highway mileage IS impressive to me.
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Only on Camaro5 would a 455 HP, 29 MPG sports car be unimpressive.
It is. In 6 years (intro of LS3) they added 20 hp and 3 MPG highway + 1 MPG city. That's not impressive at all. Imagine if they weren't worrying about increasing MPG? We would see at least 475 HP. The car is very impressive in its design, interior, and handling capabilities.
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Put it in perspective my V6 Camaro is rated at 18 city 28 Highway....a car with 117 more horsepower that gets better highway mileage IS impressive to me.
Remember, it is mostly running as a 3.1L 4 cyl during that test, so it really isn't that impressive when you think about it.
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It is. In 6 years (intro of LS3) they added 20 hp and 3 MPG highway + 1 MPG city. That's not impressive at all. Imagine if they weren't worrying about increasing MPG? We would see at least 475 HP. The car is very impressive in its design, interior, and handling capabilities.
Where are you getting your figures according to the EPA the corvette with the 6.2 6 speed manual has a 14 city and 21 highway rating.
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It is. In 6 years (intro of LS3) they added 20 hp and 3 MPG highway + 1 MPG city. That's not impressive at all. Imagine if they weren't worrying about increasing MPG? We would see at least 475 HP. The car is very impressive in its design, interior, and handling capabilities.
And it'll still give exotics a run for their money for hundreds of thousands less. And now it'll do it with great fuel economy.

To say the performance is not impressive is downright ludicrous.
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And it'll still give exotics a run for their money for hundreds of thousands less. And now it'll do it with great fuel economy.

To say the performance is not impressive is downright ludicrous.
Where did I say the performance is not impressive? I said that the economy in relation to the performance is unimpressive. I agree that the car is fantastic and I would buy one in a heartbeat.
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I'm sorry but a 455 HP car that does 29 MPG (and will probably do well over 30 MPG in real world driving) is very impressive. Please feel free to compile a list of cars that will offer that balance of performance and fuel economy.
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Where are you getting your figures according to the EPA the corvette with the 6.2 6 speed manual has a 14 city and 21 highway rating.
That has to be the ZR1 ratings. The C6 LS3 is rated at 17 city 26 highway, and my fat pig LS3 is rated at 16 City 24 Highway (note that I am getting 14.1 )
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I'm sorry but a 455 HP car that does 29 MPG (and will probably do well over 30 MPG in real world driving) is very impressive. Please feel free to compile a list of cars that will offer that balance of performance and fuel economy.
Honestly if you care about fuel economy you will not buy this car, however it really isn't impressive compared to the outgoing LS3 when you consider how much they talked about the economy with these engines.
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It's still a selling point. Fuel economy is important with every class of vehicle these days, from subcompacts to sports cars.

All they said regarding fuel economy was that it would do better than the LS3's 26. You can go back and watch the first presentations. Hell most people were just expecting 27-28 MPG as GM's definition of "better than 26."
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It's still a selling point. Fuel economy is important with every class of vehicle these days, from subcompacts to sports cars.

All they said regarding fuel economy was that it would do better than the LS3's 26. You can go back and watch the first presentations. Hell most people were just expecting 27-28 MPG as GM's definition of "better than 26."
Weren't they calling for at least 30? I swear Jordan Lee said that in one interview. I know that magazines were saying at least 30 (not that I believe them).
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That has to be the ZR1 ratings. The C6 LS3 is rated at 17 city 26 highway, and my fat pig LS3 is rated at 16 City 24 Highway (note that I am getting 14.1 )
That must be it but its funny they would have it as the first 6.2 listed, the regular 6.2 is listed as the second 6 speed. It is rated 16/26. They should list by model not just engine and transmission when you can have more than one with the same displacement. My mistake.
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Weren't they calling for at least 30? I swear Jordan Lee said that in one interview. I know that magazines were saying at least 30 (not that I believe them).
The auto may achieve that depending on gearing.
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Where did I say the performance is not impressive? I said that the economy in relation to the performance is unimpressive. I agree that the car is fantastic and I would buy one in a heartbeat.
Hmm. Can you please direct me to a car that has a more impressive fuel economy/performance combination? Because I can't think of another car that has that much power getting that good of mileage.
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No. A few people were talking 30 since current LS3 Corvettes can hit 30 on the highway if you try. GM's official position on the preliminary FE rating was over 26 MPG.

If the C6 will hit 30 in real world driving the C7 will have an even easier time doing the same.
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That must be it but its funny they would have it as the first 6.2 listed, the regular 6.2 is listed as the second 6 speed. It is rated 16/26. They should list by model not just engine and transmission when you can have more than one with the same displacement. My mistake.
I've seen sites do that a lot, and I'm not sure why. I think the Camaro was listed with the ZL1 numbers, but they never designated the model. I think the LS7 gets 24 highway, so that listing must be the ZR1.
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Hmm. Can you please direct me to a car that has a more impressive fuel economy/performance combination? Because I can't think of another car that has that much power getting that good of mileage
Porsche 911 Carrera S.
However, it isn't an apples to apples comparison since the Porsche is an auto and the C7 is a manual. HP goes Stingray, but with a claimed 3.9 sec 0-60 the performance is a wash, and it has 1 mpg city more, but loses 2 on highway. Again, not apples to apples considering the transmissions. The C7 auto should get highway milage close to this. I would like to add though that you couldn't even give me a Porsche. I hate them. C7 is a vastly superior car especially when price is factored in.
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