17/29 mpg city/highway. That’s what the C7 Chevrolet Corvette is expected to return as far as fuel economy figures go. When the C7’s “Eco” mode is selected, it will apparently be capable of the magic 30 mpg mark.
The figures released yesterday are applicable to the 7-speed manual model running on premium gas. Opt for the automatic or use regular fuel and you can expect an unspecified penalty in terms of fuel consumption. In the mean time, I’m going to stare forlornly at my Miata, capable of a mere 26 mpg on the highway (frequently less in the real world) while delivering roughly 1/3rd the power. Anyone who denies that we are living in a golden age of automotive technology is a liar.