July 9, 2013/Detroit Free Press -- General Motors said the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will get 29 m.p.g. on the highway and 17 m.p.g. in the city.
The numbers are for the coupe version of the redesigned sports car when it's paired with a seven-speed TREMEC TR-6070 manual transmission. The performance compares with 26 m.p.g. on the highway and 16 m.p.g in the city for the 2013 'Vette.
A key competitor, the Porsche 911 Carrera S, gets 27 m.p.g. on the highway and 19 m.p.g. in the city.
GM engineers integrated several new fuel-saving technologies into the seventh-generation Corvette to get better fuel economy. For example, the Corvette's eight-cylinder engine can flip into four-cylinder mode when the extra power isn't necessary. That helps save gasoline.
"The Corvette Stingray establishes the benchmark for modern performance cars by using technologies to deliver more performance and more miles per gallon," Corvette executive chief engineer Tadge Juechter said in a statement. "We expect more and more performance cars will follow Corvette's example."
The coupe version of the Stingray, first revealed in January in Detroit, will be released in the fall. The convertible version will hit showrooms toward the end of the year.