Auto 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Breaks 12-second Quarter-mile Mark
Eight-speed Paddle-shifter Also Boosts Fuel Economy
Not one to rest on its (very extensive) laurels, the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette will debut a new eight-speed automatic transmission for the next model year, with that unit delivers noticeable improvements in performance and efficiency.
For example, the tale of the tape for the automatically transmissioned 2015 Chevrolet Corvette now shows .1-second decreases in both quarter-mile and 0-60 times: With the latter now down to 3.7 seconds, drivers will cover the former in a mere 11.9. Yet at the same time, the extra gears at the top end deliver a 3.5 percent increase in fuel-economy in the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette, and that's enough to move the needle on highway efficiency from 28 mpg to 29; city and combined rates are unchanged at 16 mpg and 20 mpg.