2014 Chevy Corvette C7 Coupe - front three-quarter view on show stand, red



With each bit of advance information that trickles out about the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, we can’t help but be more amazed and eager to drive it. First, it was announced that the C7 would start at a reasonable-sounding $51,995 and then Chevy revealed the LT1 V8 will generate 455 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, but now we’re getting the latest piece of the Corvette puzzle: fuel economy.



Few people buy a Corvette for fuel economy, but recent generations have offered downright impressive consumption figures considering the model’s performance envelope. And now owners of the new Stingray Coupe will be able to save a little bit more money at the pump thanks to fuel economy ratings of up to 30 miles per gallon when driven in Eco mode – that’s an 11-percent improvement over the C6′s already robust number. *EPA window sticker ratings will be 17 miles per gallon in the city and 29 mpg highway when equipped with the standard seven-speed manual gearbox, with the latter figure representing something of an average between the 28 mpg when the car is in Tour mode and the 30 mpg when it is in Eco mode using cylinder deactivation. There is still no word as to what the fuel economy will be on cars with the optional six-speed paddleshift automatic, but at least on paper, this is a big win for the Corvette over key rivals, including less powerful cars like the Porsche 911. Scroll down for more info on the 2014 Corvette Stingray and its fuel economy performance.

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By Jeffrey N. Ross