Cross-country in a Corvette Stingray

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    Cross-country in a Corvette Stingray

    Cross-country in a Corvette Stingray: Day One
    Follow Autoweek across the US in a 2014 C7 Corvette
    By: Rory Carroll on 8/20/2013

    Day One
    As you've heard before, it's an incredible sports car. What we didn't expect is how fantastic it is as a grand tourer. Over 15 hours and around 720 miles, the 'Vette returned decent fuel mileage (haven't calculated an exact figure yet), exhibited excellent road manners, and perhaps most surprisingly -- was incredibly comfortable.

    Day Two
    What was initially assumed to be a barely noticeable driveline shudder was actually the engine going from eight to four cylinders and back. Once we figured out that it wasn't something to worry about, we found ourselves noticing it less and less.

    Day Three
    We'd heard that Corvette chief engineer Tadge Juechter has said that the Stingray is capable of 40 mpg on the freeway. So, that morning -- over a particularly flat stretch of highway in Nebraska -- we slipped behind a semi and made careful use of our right foot to average 40.5 mpg over just more than 26 miles at 70 mph. Before we stopped feather-footing it, the average fuel mileage was still rising. Frankly, that's astounding.

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    Re: Cross-country in a Corvette Stingray

    40.5mpg - WOW!

    A good justification for a Corvette commuter car.

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    Re: Cross-country in a Corvette Stingray

    Quote Originally Posted by EJD1984 View Post
    40.5mpg - WOW!
    One of the small reasons why I ordered a C7 Z51 over a Camaro ZL1.

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    Re: Cross-country in a Corvette Stingray

    Porsche is on notice.

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    Re: Cross-country in a Corvette Stingray

    Prius who?

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    Re: Cross-country in a Corvette Stingray

    Good stuff, GS/Wider version will be my next car
    IF IT AINT RWD; AND A CHEVY I DONT RIDE IT!!!!!

    ALL CHEVY'S NEED TO BE RWD!!!!!

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    Re: Cross-country in a Corvette Stingray

    Are we officially allowed to hate Autoweek people for the privilege of taking such a trip???

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