New Eight-Speed Transmission Could Give Corvette Stingray 30 mpg
If there were any skepticism about General Motors’ commitment to making the Corvette Stingray one of the most competitive sports cars in the world, then a recent report by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) eradicates any doubt. According to the top engineering industry source, GM is pretty certain its all-new 8L90 automatic transmission will give the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray an EPA-certified 30 mpg on the highway.
Have you ever wondered what happened to that 1988 Callaway Corvette Sledgehammer that was predicted to go for up to $1 million at a Mecum auction earlier this year? Well, it appears the car is still on the market if you’re looking to pick up another piece for your collection. The high-powered ’88 Corvette, which cranks out a whopping 898 horsepower and has a top speed of 250 mph, remains listed as available on the Mecum.com site.
Chances are if you own a new Corvette Stingray you’ve been itching for a couple of pointers on how to get the most out of your baby’s performance capabilities … that is unless you already consider yourself in the ranks of greats like Mario Andretti. Either way, Chevy wants to help you get a better handle on how to get the most out of your new Corvette Stingray by offering a reduced rate to 2014 Corvette owners who attend the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School.
For this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday, we’ve got a “little red Corvette” for your enjoyment. Prince may call it little, but this Grand Sport packs a big 430-horsepower wallop.
How’s this for a piece of Corvette history? The Corvette CERV II: it certainly would rank as one of the wildest Corvettes built by Chevy, in my opinion. The concept stems from a ’60s experiment centered on speed, and it will be on display at the upcoming Corvettes at Carlisle.