Running from 0-60 in less than 4 seconds is considered high-end performance in many of today’s supercars, but it will be just the starting point for the 2014 Chevy Corvette. As recently announced, the all-new seventh-generation Corvette will holster an all-new fifth-generation small-block V8 that delivers exactly that kind of acceleration right out of the box. In fact, thanks to the technologically advanced 6.2-liter LT1 engine, capable of making 450 hp and 450 lb.-ft. of torque, the next Corvette family will feature its quickest, most powerful entry-level model ever—with its highest fuel-economy ratings, too.
According to the car’s chief engineer—Tadge Juechter—the result will be an epiphany for Corvette customers: “The Holy Grail for developing a performance car is delivering greater performance and more power with greater fuel economy, and that’s what we’ve achieved.
“By leveraging technology, we are able to get more out of every drop of gasoline and because of that we expect the new Corvette will be the most fuel-efficient 450-horsepower car on the market.”
The bottom line: With the brand saying the 2014 Chevy Corvette will be more efficient than the 2013 model, that means an EPA highway mark that exceeds 26 mpg.