The Corvette Stingray receives Sports car fuel efficiency distinction

 2014 Corvette Stingray hood 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.

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible top view

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.

2014 Corvette Stingray 6.2l V8 LTI engine

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.

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray sweeping silhouette

The 2014 Corvette Stingray coupe goes on sale this fall, with a convertible following by the end of the year.

Edited: GM

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