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What Fuel Efficiency Will The ME Be Capable Of Getting ?

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  • What Fuel Efficiency Will The ME Be Capable Of Getting ?

    Just wondering what everyones thoughts are on Fuel Efficiency? Considering around 450-500 HP that is introduced.
    I will take a guess around 15 City and 26 Highway. Hopefully!
    Rocket City Florida

  • #2
    Since our Z06 is rated 23 highway and gets a little better I’d guess 27-28 highway.
    There is a madness to my method!

    2015 Z06 Torch/adrenaline
    2001 coupe Torch/oak R8C
    79 coupe Silver/oyster
    All one owner
    Museum lifetime members

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    • #3
      I am expecting the ME to have less drag (compared to the equivalent C7 version) due to advancements in aero knowledge the past six years. As Plasboy noted, getting more actual than listed mileage is occurring, and I believe for many. On a super long trip with friends, they averaged 30 MPG highway in their Stingray, and have seen more than isolated posts of folks getting 32 MPG or greater on trips in their Stingrays.

      I will therefore hazard a guess that the 2020 ME will get many of its owners 30+ MPG on long trips. As to around town, locations vary so much, as do our driving styles, so I am guessing that many will get in the range of 16-20 around town — less for those who live in a primarily stop-n-go world, as it will for those who love the acceleration of living over 2,500 RPM almost all of the time.
      GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 22 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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      • #4
        Going to enjoy my ME, and whatever my mileage will be what it is. When it gets to needing fuel but not less than a 1/4 of a tank, you know where I will be heading.
        Last edited by Shadow; 08-04-2018, 02:06 PM.
        Looking forward to our ME arriving.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by John View Post
          I am expecting the ME to have less drag (compared to the equivalent C7 version) due to advancements in aero knowledge the past six years. As Plasboy noted, getting more actual than listed mileage is occurring, and I believe for many. On a super long trip with friends, they averaged 30 MPG highway in their Stingray, and have seen more than isolated posts of folks getting 32 MPG or greater on trips in their Stingrays.

          I will therefore hazard a guess that the 2020 ME will get many of its owners 30+ MPG on long trips. As to around town, locations vary so much, as do our driving styles, so I am guessing that many will get in the range of 16-20 around town — less for those who live in a primarily stop-n-go world, as it will for those who love the acceleration of living over 2,500 RPM almost all of the time.
          John, your probably right, it should get over 30 MPG highway as technology advancements and hopefully a newer transmission with higher gears for the highway as the ZO6 could even use another gear on the highway. My 2002 ZO6 gets around 29 highway if feathering the pedal but that's only 405 HP. I often wonder why the designers havent put another gear in them for better highway MPG?
          Rocket City Florida

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          • #6
            I really admire your environmental concerns and the professional responses above, but let's get real...… WHO CARES!
            C8 Deposit July 2018 (HTC). In the system: Jan 20. Torch Red with lots of goodies. Museum Delivery in Sept.... maybe.

            Other toys in the garage: Ferrari California, BMW i8 Roadster, Bentley Flying Spur

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            • #7
              I understand both sides of this question. Allow me to please note a comment that Tadge has noted. He has said, at least twice that I have personally heard him, “when I first meet people at a major Corvette event, the thing that they often tell me, more than any other thing, is something like, “one my trip here to the Corvette Museum, we got over XX miles per gallon.”

              So while most Corvette owners might not, per se, care, they are often very, very pleased with how fuel efficient their amazingly powerful Corvette is.
              GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 22 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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              • #8
                I usually keep a log of the fuel economy of my vehicles, it is a sure sign there is some type of problem. Also The Vette is one of the higher horsepower cars and shows how the technology is improving the efficiency as the years and horsepower increases.
                Rocket City Florida

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                • #9
                  My wife refers to our C7 as our 'economy car' …… It's 8 to 10+ MPG better than anything else in our garage. The down side is that I spend a lot less time filling up at the gas station. I always seem to meet the most interesting people when I'm filling up one of our cars.... except for the Prius drivers. WOW..... do they have an attitude!
                  C8 Deposit July 2018 (HTC). In the system: Jan 20. Torch Red with lots of goodies. Museum Delivery in Sept.... maybe.

                  Other toys in the garage: Ferrari California, BMW i8 Roadster, Bentley Flying Spur

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                  • #10
                    That is part of the fun of owning the car, the folks who come over to look and talk.

                    Some of the most fun is when folks ask, “okay if I can sit in it.” This was at a National Park stop in Wyoming on a 4,544 road trip, where about six kids took turns — with pictures of each that I air dropped to their Mom right there.

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                    Then an 86 year old man came slowly over, had owned a C1 years ago, and he excitedly asked is he could sit in it. Of course! He was just beaming behind the wheel and we talked and talked about his 1957 Corvette that he once owned. He was floored with the answer to my question, “it has 650 HP and 650 TQ from the factory.”

                    I will bet our car in now in many hundreds of pictures from folks who have asked, “can I take a picture of it?”

                    Fun; fun!

                    Can we imagine the comments when they approach our ME’s, i..e, for already even in our C7, as took the Corvette “letters” off the rear fascia (our first mod), we have had some interesting questions along the way, including a couple of times, is that a Ferrari?’” Bet we get that question 100+ times when we have our ME.

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                    Last edited by John; 08-05-2018, 10:03 AM.
                    GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 22 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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