|The Corvette Stingray 2014 has received a distinction of being the most fuel efficient sports car in the United States. At an estimated 17 mpg (miles per gallon) or 16.6 liter per 100km on city drives and a remarkable 28 – 30 mpg or 9.6-9.9l/100km on highways. In all, the new Corvette Stingray’s is 11 percent more fuel efficient than its predecessor.|
The Stingray with its 6.2-liter LT1 V8 powerplant and available dual-mode exhaust bring out <455 – 460 horsepower which is 6 percent better power output than the previous Corvette. Whereas, the 400-hp Porsche 911 Carrera S, a notable Sports car comparative to the Stingray, is estimated at 27 mpg on highways; 2 mpg lesser than the Stingray. Other fuel efficient sports car notables include; the 495hp Jaguar F-Type S at 23mpg, the 510hp Audi R8 V10 at 19 mpg, the 275hp Porsche Cayman offering 30 mpg, and the 241hp BMW Z4 sDrive28 providing 34 mpg.
Thanks to a new 7-speed manual transmission, the Corvette Stingray’s fuel efficiency 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 hasn’t been finalized yet.
The 2014 Corvette Stingray coupe goes on sale this fall, with a convertible following by the end of the year.