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Old 06-19-2017, 12:48 PM   #41
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2017 Z06 with a 6.2L 650 HP engine with an auto transmission gets 13 city/23 highway.

Now lets look at the Ford GT with a 3.5L HP 647 HP with an automatic transmission that gets 11 city/18 highway.

Now lets look at the Audi R8 with a 5.2L V10 with an automatic transmission with 610 HP that gets 14 city/22 highway.

If you want to compare lower HP models(460-470 HP), then the base Stingray has a 6.2L V8 automatic transmission with 460 HP that gets 15 city/ 25 highway(30+ highway in the real world), but the Cadillac ATS-V with it's 3.6L V6 and 364 HP automatic transmission gets 17/25 MPG. Not much of an improvement(only in the city) and the ATS-V won't accelerate 0-60 in 3.2/3.4 seconds(it will do it in 3.8 seconds with a top speed higher than the Corvette at 189 MPH, because of it's better aerodynamics vs the C7).

When you look at cars with comparable horsepower, the small displacement V6 gets worse gas mileage than the larger displacement V8/V10.

My honkin' 7L 505+ HP C6 Z06 is rated at 15/24, but in the real world, it gets over 30 MPG on the highway. I can add an E-Force to it and have 657 HP(comparable to the C7 Z06 and the Ford GT), and my city/highway gas mileage wouldn't drop below what I now get, as the EPA does not measure fuel economy with your right foot on the floor.

That's my argument for the Corvette staying with a big V8.
Even my stroked 402, with a Vortech T-trim and 3.90 gears does better than those V6's. I really don't get where people are coming from with this 'change' that they want from Corvette.
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:43 PM   #42
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Now lets look at the Audi R8 with a 5.2L V10 with an automatic transmission with 610 HP that gets 14 city/22 highway.
So true. The small turbo engines aren't delivering on real world fuel economy either. They look good to the EPA, but the EPA isn't driving my car.

Small Turbo Engines Donít Deliver on Fuel Economy Promises: Consumer Reports

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Old 06-20-2017, 12:23 PM   #43
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If corvette made a 3.9L 235ci engine like the one that was in the original C1 would you be interested?

I was thinking about it and something like the LZ9 with 240hp and 240ftlbs could work. Modernized that engine could work and give better gas milage and a lower cost.

but would corvette owners go for that?

honestly I would be interested.
That's great... for a Prius
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I don't know...I think this V6 sounds pretty damn good

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No V8 no interest no matter how much power it made;same goes with no manual trans option
Sound is part of its character.

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