Tag: manual

Automatic vs. Manual Corvette Fuel Economy

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If you want the most performance out of your C7 Corvette Stingray, a manual is your best bet, and when it comes to fuel economy, the seven-speed manual also wins the day with a 17-city/29-highway/21-combined EPA rating. Compared to the standard C6 with a manual (16 city/26 highway/19 combined), that’s a 10.5-percent improvement. Because most […] More »

  Comments | By - October 9, 2013

Corvette’s Manual Transmission Take Rate at 38 Percent

2014 C7 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Featured

Chevrolet delivered 485 Corvette Stingrays last month. Just to gloat a bit, let’s compare that to the 426 SRT Vipers that have been sold all year. On a side note, if you are a Viper fan, stop sitting on your checkbook because there are 565 Vipers sitting on dealer lots across the country right now. […] More »

  Comments | By - October 7, 2013

Manual Only?

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If you’ve been using Corvette Forum for longer than thirty seconds then you know that certain members have VERY strong opinions about some things. For instance: clay bars, originality, tail lights, and transmissions. And it’s that last item that brings us to this post.¬†Our recent speculation about GM’s newly patented DCT spawned quite a frenzy. […] More »

  Comments | By - September 30, 2013

GM Files Patent for 7 Speed, Dual Clutch Transmission

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We knew the C7 Corvette’s A6 automatic transmission was going to be phased out at some point and speculation has been rampant that a new, 8 speed transmission would replace it. After all, GM has been talking about the upcoming 8-speed for a while now. However, it now seems that the Vette’s next automatic might […] More »

  Comments | By - September 23, 2013