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  • Gas Guzzler Tax

    Here's something that just occurred to me: Will the stock Corvette be subject to Gas Guzzler Tax?

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    I think we'll be ok, as I expect the LT2 C8 (with cleaner aero than the C7 Stingray, equipped with AFM, and with the 8 speed DCT) to have superior fuel economy to the C7 M7.

    My $0.02

    I'm curious how pervasive the C8 AFM system will be... I expect it will be active in all driving modes, and I have read (MotorTrend?) that GM is still fine-tuning the DCT for the transitions from V4 to V8, to reduce shudder.

    I expect there will be aftermarket AFM disablers available by the middle of next year.
    Last edited by Mobius; 09-12-2019, 09:30 AM.
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    • #3
      Do you know if the engine shuts off at stop lights? If so, will there be a 'button' to defeat it?

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      • #4
        I hope the AFM is disabled in manual mode, as it is with the A8 transmission. AFM disablers may be more difficult with the new highly secure / encrypted electrical architecture of the C8.

        Originally posted by Ralston View Post
        Do you know if the engine shuts off at stop lights? If so, will there be a 'button' to defeat it?
        No stop start system on the C8.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Ralston View Post
          Do you know if the engine shuts off at stop lights? If so, will there be a 'button' to defeat it?
          As meyerweb noted above, no start/stop of any kind on the C8. Thanks Tadge! We remember your saying many years ago that you would fight like heck to be the very last GM vehicle to have it and hoped it would never have it.
          Last edited by John; 09-12-2019, 11:43 AM.
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          • #6
            Since it is not paid on the C7, standard or Z51 models, I would expect it would not be necessary on the standard or Z51 models of the C8.

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            • #7
              I went to Les Stanford Chevy on August 21 for the C8 road show. There were a few C7 ZR1’s there. The gas guzzler tax on them was $2100.00. I would imagine the ZO6 version or whatever they call it will follow suit.
              Just my opinion, you’d may differ.
              Regards Brian

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              • #8
                ZR1 invoice

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