Is that so? The 400-horsepower Chevy Corvette C5 has a fuel consumption of just 5.88 liters on the highway!December 10, 2019
Despite the fact that this sports coupe has a powerful LS1 V8 engine under the hood, it boasts a fairly affordable fuel consumption on the highway – only 5.88 liters per 100 km.
Here’s a little-known fact for sports car aficionados such as the legendary Corvette coupe. This car can boast surprisingly low fuel consumption on the highway. Take the C4 generation with its 6-speed manual gearbox or the C7 version, which is equipped with a 7-speed manual transmission, their motors consume 7.84 liters per 100 km of track.
The guys from the YouTube channel LegitStreetCars decided to experiment with this indicator and reduce it even more, and looking ahead, I’ll say what they did. The test result is as follows – a 400-horsepower version of the Chevy Corvette generation C5 spent only 5.88 liters.
Before we go any further, what is this crazy world where we talk about fuel efficiency in a great sports car like a Chevy Corvette? The simple answer is that in the current realities, gasoline is not as cheap as it was before, and modern supercars with hybrid power plants are quite expensive. If you can save some money while continuing to enjoy the husky American V8, why not get the most out of it? And Corvette is an excellent platform for such experiments, as its manual gearbox is equipped with a “higher” gear, which allows you to save fuel while driving on the highway.
However, getting 5.88 liters per gallon from the 5.7-liter LS1 V8 requires more than just riding at low speed. As explained in the video, this car has a special engine upgrade that runs on a depleted fuel mixture, which dilutes the air-fuel mixture at highway speeds, in particular between speed marks of 80 and 120 km / h.
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