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    Re: Motor Trend: 2020 Corvette Fuel Economy Rated 15mpg City / 27mpg Hwy

    Not to shabby for a car like this!

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    Re: Motor Trend: 2020 Corvette Fuel Economy Rated 15mpg City / 27mpg Hwy

    For those curious as I, the C7 got 16/25.

    C7 LT1 455hp/460tq
    C8 LT2 490hp/465tq
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    Re: Motor Trend: 2020 Corvette Fuel Economy Rated 15mpg City / 27mpg Hwy

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    Not to shabby for a car like this!
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    For those curious as I, the C7 got 16/25.

    C7 LT1 455hp/460tq
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    That's what I say. Considering they moved it more towards the supercar arena, not too bad.

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    Re: Motor Trend: 2020 Corvette Fuel Economy Rated 15mpg City / 27mpg Hwy

    i thought the C7 had better mileage than that.

    EDIT... the C7 had better Mileage.

    "The EPA officially estimates that the new C7, when equipped with the seven-speed manual (six-speed automatic figures still TBA), will get 17 mpg in the city, and 29 mpg on the highway."

    https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-car...return-30-mpg/

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    Re: Motor Trend: 2020 Corvette Fuel Economy Rated 15mpg City / 27mpg Hwy

    Quote Originally Posted by 1958carnut View Post
    That's what I say. Considering they moved it more towards the supercar arena, not too bad.
    Under 3 Seconds to 60, that is Hypercar last I checked

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    Re: Motor Trend: 2020 Corvette Fuel Economy Rated 15mpg City / 27mpg Hwy

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyDiablo View Post
    For those curious as I, the C7 got 16/25.

    C7 LT1 455hp/460tq
    C8 LT2 490hp/465tq
    I actually did better on my old C7 stingray. I'd get closer to 27 highway and 19 city, although city might have really been mixed according to EPA rules. I had one 50 mile stretch where the system calculated 35. Probably a downhill slanted 50 miles with a tailwind. Not enough miles on my GS to know, but I expect worse with the chunkier tires.

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    Re: Motor Trend: 2020 Corvette Fuel Economy Rated 15mpg City / 27mpg Hwy

    For comparison, here are EPA fuel economy estimates in miles per gallon for some competitors in the C8 Corvette's class. All have significantly lower mpg ratings than C8 in the highway test:

    • Acura NSX: 21 city, 22 highway, 21 combined
    • Audi R8: 13 city, 20 highway, 16 combined
    • Ferrari 488 Pista: 15 city, 20 highway, 17 combined
    • Lamborghini Huracan: 13 city, 18 highway, 15 combined
    • Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Coupe: 16 city, 22 highway, 18 combined
    • Porsche 911 Carrera (992): 18 city, 24 highway, 20 combined
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    Re: Motor Trend: 2020 Corvette Fuel Economy Rated 15mpg City / 27mpg Hwy

    Quote Originally Posted by gkr778 View Post
    For comparison, here are EPA fuel economy estimates in miles per gallon for some competitors in the C8 Corvette's class. All have significantly lower mpg ratings than C8 in the highway test:

    • Acura NSX: 21 city, 22 highway, 21 combined
    • Audi R8: 13 city, 20 highway, 16 combined
    • Ferrari 488 Pista: 15 city, 20 highway, 17 combined
    • Lamborghini Huracan: 13 city, 18 highway, 15 combined
    • Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Coupe: 16 city, 22 highway, 18 combined
    • Porsche 911 Carrera (992): 18 city, 24 highway, 20 combined
    It's kind of surprising how poorly most of those cars do considering they all have a focus on making them light.

    A Challenger with similar hp of most of the cars on that list but has way worse aero and weighs 800+lbs more does better than most on the list in the city and better than all on the highway. 15 city 25 highway.

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    Re: Motor Trend: 2020 Corvette Fuel Economy Rated 15mpg City / 27mpg Hwy

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    Under 3 Seconds to 60, that is Hypercar last I checked
    car or hyper car?

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    Re: Motor Trend: 2020 Corvette Fuel Economy Rated 15mpg City / 27mpg Hwy

    Quote Originally Posted by Vagon11 View Post
    I actually did better on my old C7 stingray. I'd get closer to 27 highway and 19 city, although city might have really been mixed according to EPA rules. I had one 50 mile stretch where the system calculated 35. Probably a downhill slanted 50 miles with a tailwind. Not enough miles on my GS to know, but I expect worse with the chunkier tires.
    I think the C7 was actually originally rated at 30 MPG in Eco mode, but since that wasn't the default setting the EPA knocked it down.

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    Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid 81 mpg EU gallon/ 67 mpg US gallon, it's 4,593 cc V8 engine/hybrid churns out 652 kW; (875 hp) and 1,280 N⋅m (944 lbf⋅ft) of torque, top speed 214 MPH 0-62 MPH in 2 secs, 0-120 MPH 7 secs..

    Awesome Corvettes offer absolutely superb value for money but are extemley difficult to sell outside the US which does have low gas prices low taxes, outside the US Corvettes can attract huge taxes and fines and cost a lot to run when the cost 70% of every tank. fill-up is tax on fuel.

    Corvettes aim should be going hybrid tech thats where the high performance global market will be at in the next decade. Can't Corvette just cheat a little do what the Japanese have been doing for years do what they use to do in the 60's reverse engineer a 918 hybrid and take it to bits see what the Germans have done, improve on it make it better more reliable, it cuts Corvettes massive R & D costs bill.
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    Re: Motor Trend: 2020 Corvette Fuel Economy Rated 15mpg City / 27mpg Hwy

    Quote Originally Posted by Oldsmobile stopped View Post


    Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid 81 mpg EU gallon/ 67 mpg US gallon, it's 4,593 cc V8 engine/hybrid churns out 652 kW; (875 hp) and 1,280 N⋅m (944 lbf⋅ft) of torque, top speed 214 MPH 0-62 MPH in 2 secs, 0-120 MPH 7 secs..

    Awesome Corvettes offer absolutely superb value for money but are extemley difficult to sell outside the US which does have low gas prices low taxes, outside the US Corvettes can attract huge taxes and fines and cost a lot to run when the cost 70% of every tank. fill-up is tax on fuel.

    Corvettes aim should be going hybrid tech thats where the high performance global market will be at in the next decade. Can't Corvette just cheat a little do what the Japanese have been doing for years do what they use to do in the 60's reverse engineer a 918 hybrid and take it to bits see what the Germans have done, improve on it make it better more reliable, it cuts Corvettes massive R & D costs bill.
    I think you missed the post where the 911, which sells well in europe does no better than the vette. Europe does not buy chevy's. They could make one that runs on air and I'll bet they'd snub it.

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    Re: Motor Trend: 2020 Corvette Fuel Economy Rated 15mpg City / 27mpg Hwy

    Quote Originally Posted by Oldsmobile stopped View Post


    Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid 81 mpg EU gallon/ 67 mpg US gallon, it's 4,593 cc V8 engine/hybrid churns out 652 kW; (875 hp) and 1,280 N⋅m (944 lbf⋅ft) of torque, top speed 214 MPH 0-62 MPH in 2 secs, 0-120 MPH 7 secs..

    Awesome Corvettes offer absolutely superb value for money but are extemley difficult to sell outside the US which does have low gas prices low taxes, outside the US Corvettes can attract huge taxes and fines and cost a lot to run when the cost 70% of every tank. fill-up is tax on fuel.

    Corvettes aim should be going hybrid tech thats where the high performance global market will be at in the next decade. Can't Corvette just cheat a little do what the Japanese have been doing for years do what they use to do in the 60's reverse engineer a 918 hybrid and take it to bits see what the Germans have done, improve on it make it better more reliable, it cuts Corvettes massive R & D costs bill.
    You forgot the pricetag too , errr $1,000,000.00 or thereabouts?

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