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here is an interesting article in Car and Driver. The Corvette makes the list of the Top 10 Fuel-Efficiency Surprises. That is what I told neighbors when I first bought my C5. I told them that it was time I got my self a sub compact with good gas mileage. About time, do you think any were bought with Cash for Clunkers money??? LOL

2008 Chevrolet Corvette

2008 Chevrolet Corvette
16 mpg city/26 mpg highway

Zip it. Before you get your hemp panties in a cinch, reread the title of this article. The Corvette’s 26 mpg highway rating is better than that of the Highlander hybrid. This from a car with a 6.2-liter, high-test-swillin’, 436-hp V-8 that runs to 60 in four seconds flat, twice as fast as most cars on this list.

And then there’s the Z06, America’s David to so many hoity-toity Goliaths. Its quiver stocked with pushrods, the Z06 slays the Ferrari F430 and Lamborghini Gallardo and, at 24 mpg on the highway, does 7 mpg better than either, with a 7.0-liter engine.

The Corvette accomplishes the unlikely by combining enough torque to wrench the Eiffel Tower into a Twizzler with a 0.57:1 sixth gear and 3.42:1 final-drive ratio so that, at 70 mph, the V-8 is turning just 1750 rpm, within a throttle blip of idle. Cruise at 100 mph, and it will yawn along at 2550 rpm.

The Corvette is a sports car that people can, and regularly do, drive daily. A concerned enthusiast with a Toyota Prius for commuting and a Mazda Miata weekend car, simply by owning two new metal and plastic cars, has arguably scraped a greater serving of Mother Nature’s bounty onto his self-satisfied plate.
 
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