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    I was looking at the original window sticker of a friends ZR1 and noticed there was over a $2,000.00 gas guzzler tax on it. For those who have already purchases a C8, is there a gas guzzler tax on this car?

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    No, thankfully not.
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    • #3
      Thank you John.

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      • #4
        I'm expecting it for the z06
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        • #5
          Isn't one of the reasons the C8 doesn't have gas guzzler tax is the AFM (active fuel management)?

          Cheers, PB
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Panic Button View Post
            Isn't one of the reasons the C8 doesn't have gas guzzler tax is the AFM (active fuel management)?

            Cheers, PB
            That, and it isn't making 755 HP like the ZR1.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by meyerweb View Post

              That, and it isn't making 755 HP like the ZR1.
              Good point, but you wouldn't think 495 HP would be in the economy class, LOL.

              Cheers, PB
              Previous Vettes '59, '61, 62. Current other toys: LS1 powered '92 Mazda Miata, aka Panic Button.

              2020 C8 Corvette Stingray Coupe, 3LT, Z51, Elkhart Lake Blue Metallic, Full-Length Dual Racing Stripe, Jet Black Napa Leather with Adrenaline Red Stitch, Magnetic Ride, Front Lift, Chrome Exterior Badge Package, Battery Protection.

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              • #8
                Corvettes large displacement low weight v8 s along with dod and a dct really allow for excellent fuel efficiency ...even more so in the real world.

                just a fabulous engineered sports car capable of zero to sixty mph in 2.8 seconds...

                really quite an engineering accomplishment showcasing how awesome GM engineering is.


                not perfect of course but clearly world class..

                one of the reasons I so enjoy owning gm products...

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                • #9
                  JB, you every well stated the excellence of the GM Powertrain engineerIng, not only in terms of fuel efficiency and power, but also a third measure of excellence, e.g., incredible reliability. There is a C5 motor that went over 800,000 miles on its original engine block, and one not too far behind at over 700,000 miles who did the same.

                  Maybe we should even add a fourth leg of GM excellence, that of low maintenance costs compared to its competition.
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                  • #10
                    With some reporting as much as 31 mpg, it is an economy car. And, I was shocked when I called my insurance company for a quote to add this car to my policy. $ 702 per year.
                    As a second car. My Toyota as a first car is $922.

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                    • #11
                      Don’t forget on the LT1, variable valve timing was added, as well as, direct fuel injection. The LT2’s AFM is also an improvement over the LT1’s. The LT2’s intake manifold and true exhaust headers not only added “hotrod” horsepower to the LT1’s output, it also helped in the area of fuel efficiency!
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                      • #12
                        I was curious what the minimum fuel economy was before the GGT kicked in... per epa.gov

                        Manufacturers of new cars that fail to meet the minimum fuel economy level of 22.5 miles per gallon (mpg) have to pay a “Gas Guzzler Tax.”
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ZoraC2 View Post
                          I was curious what the minimum fuel economy was before the GGT kicked in... per epa.gov

                          Manufacturers of new cars that fail to meet the minimum fuel economy level of 22.5 miles per gallon (mpg) have to pay a “Gas Guzzler Tax.”
                          But mpg isn't always mpg. What, you ask? The EPA has multiple measurements and adjustments, so what you see on the sticker isn't necessarily the same thing that is written into regulations. The sticker mpg, for example, is "adjusted" from the actual test result to reflect that owners complained they never got the the same city mpg that the EPA tests reported. (That's because the EPA city test was modeled after LA traffic a few decades ago, and LA streets didn't have nearly as many traffic lights as eastern cities.)

                          So the City and Combined mpg on the sticker is lower than what the actual test results are. I suspect the gas guzzler tax is based on the combined mpg as determined by the test, so not as strict as it sounds.

                          There are other measurements and adjustments that reflect the CAFE fleet average requirements, so the 55mpg standard that was to go into effect wasn't really as high as that sounds, either.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ZORA 69 View Post
                            With some reporting as much as 31 mpg, it is an economy car. And, I was shocked when I called my insurance company for a quote to add this car to my policy. $ 702 per year.
                            As a second car. My Toyota as a first car is $922.
                            What insurance company? Mine was wanting like $1200/yr for it.

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                            • #15
                              My Vette is the most Fuel Efficient car I have
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