2015 Chevy Corvette Transmission: An Eight-Speed at Last
Now with an 8-speed transmission, Chevy challenges you to find a new flaw in the Stingray.
There are not many vehicles faster than the 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray. The massive 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine pumps out 455 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. or torque, which propels the legendary sports car from 0-60 mph in less than four seconds.
With those numbers, performance enthusiasts had to look pretty hard for a complaint, but they have found one. It’s the carry-over six-speed automatic transmission, which is unable to shift as quickly as the seven- and eight-speed transmission found in much of the competition, but it hasn’t taken Chevy long to correct the issue. The 2015 Chevy Corvette will come equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Not only will the eight-speed boost for the 2015 Chevy Corvette transmission enhance the driving experience, but it will also make it more fuel-efficient. The 2014 Corvette is already the most fuel-efficient performance vehicle on the market with its impressive 29 mpg highway, and the new transmission could push the mark over 30 mpg.
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