29 MPG! Is The New C7 Corvette Stingray Powered By Magic?Posted by: David Hurth / Category: Commentary, Corvette, News
New Corvette Stingray
We have heard rumors from reliable sources that once the EPA finalizes their numbers the new C7 Corvette Stingray will have a combined miles per gallon rating of at least 29 MPG. That is from a 455 horsepower sports car that is able to rocket from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds. This is quite a feat for a big 6.2-liter V8 engine and it makes us think about how it is even possible.
To get an idea of just how good that number is, it is very close to the combined gas mileage of the 1.8-liter 4 cylinder powered 2013 Honda Civic and better than the 2.4-liter model. Not only will you get good gas mileage, but it is hard to find any faster new cars for less than about $150,000.
Of course most people would say it is technology making the engines more efficient that makes the good gas mileage possible. Combine this with the new race inspired aerodynamics of the car and if you drive the Corvette in a reasonable fashion (not flooring it all the time) and you can achieve this kind of gas mileage.
We have our own theory on how the new Corvette Stingray can achieve this kind of performance and gas mileage, it is powered by Magic. While many will think of some kind of technology that makes this possible, we think that magic just makes the most sense.
Let us know what you think attributes to the cars performance and the bonus of good gas mileage.
Update: The official announcement has been made and the actual mileage is 29 MPG Highway and 17 MPG City. Depending on driving mode it can actually get up to 30 MPG. So, the rumor was incorrect about the combined number as the number was actually only the highway number. Even so, the combined rating should be about the same as a 2.4-liter Honda Civic.