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Old 07-08-2013, 08:35 PM   #43
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If the car defaulted to Eco mode every time then they could use the 30 MPG figure.
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:55 PM   #44
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Eco mode and vette in the same sentence, what is the world coming to?
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:06 PM   #45
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I think 33-35 mpg's will be no problem in real world driving. When I did the power tour in my baby cammed/bolt-on 99 trans am with a 6-speed and 3.42's I was doing 27-28 mpg's with the ac blasting. Guys that I traveled with did 30-32 in there stock vettes so this should do very well IMO.
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:17 AM   #46
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EPA rates eco mode @ 30mpg.....tour mode @ 28...this rating is an average of the two.

I don't think some people truly appreciate how difficult it is to increase fuel economy even just one mpg. They improved an average of 3...AND increased hp from 430 to 460 (not to mention the huge torque of the LT1)....this is absolutely incredible.

Way to go Chevy!!
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:46 AM   #47
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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.
7% horsepower increase and 11% increase in fuel economy. Yes, what a terrible disappointment
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:48 AM   #48
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First post updated with press release.
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:57 AM   #49
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7% horsepower increase and 11% increase in fuel economy. Yes, what a terrible disappointment
11% increase on 4 cylinders... 7% on all 8.
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:33 AM   #50
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Laguna Blue. It's the way I'm leaning right now.

Because I'll be out of state for 6-8 months, I won't be getting whatever I get until I get back. I am upgrading from my Sonic because I need to be carrying lots of stuff to North Carolina, so both cars are out for the short term. Almost certainly getting an Audi Q5 in the next few days though, which will become my DD.

This works out well because the C7 production will be well underway by then. The difficult decision is then whether to immediately get a Z51, or wait until the Z06 (if that's what they'll call it). I'm very curious to know when they would announce and start taking orders for that.

What's interesting is that I never really felt this way about the C6. I loved the Camaro because it was a looker. This Stingray is as well...and thus the desire to get one. Awesome looking car.
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:37 AM   #51
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Laguna Blue. It's the way I'm leaning right now.

Because I'll be out of state for 6-8 months, I won't be getting whatever I get until I get back. I am upgrading from my Sonic because I need to be carrying lots of stuff to North Carolina, so both cars are out for the short term. Almost certainly getting an Audi Q5 in the next few days though, which will become my DD.

This works out well because the C7 production will be well underway by then. The difficult decision is then whether to immediately get a Z51, or wait until the Z06 (if that's what they'll call it). I'm very curious to know when they would announce and start taking orders for that.

What's interesting is that I never really felt this way about the C6. I loved the Camaro because it was a looker. This Stingray is as well...and thus the desire to get one. Awesome looking car.
Mmmmmm Laguna is my favorite
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:01 PM   #52
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:26 PM   #53
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Id tey to make an argument that 662hp and 24 mpg in a heavier, less aerodynamic brick shape, non-cylinder deactivating Mustang is more impressive...but I wont.

instead, im looking forward to seeing one in person...im 50/50 on the photos thus far.
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:06 PM   #54
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Nice!

My buddy got 33 mpg on a 150 mile trip in his 08 C6 (stock). Impressive for a sports car with over 400hp!
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