The engine needs to get through a few thousand miles before we can make any assumptions.HoopyFrood said:And Chris reported that's about what he got - I was hoping it was a case of "undersell", but even keeping the revs relatively low, it appears 30mpg is out of the question.
oops. And you wonder why the occasional spacecraft slams into Mars . Why oh why can't we have some sort of global standard. If you're fortunate enough to arrive in a country with the same voltage you can guarantee you'll be faced with the proverbial round peg in a square hole when you try and use the socket.zvezdah1 said:iwilson,
Are you sure you're not referring to imperial gallon with 5 liters vs a US gallon (around 4 liters)
Correct me if i'm wrong, but the gearing on the tremec t56 (i think thats the one in both the viper and corvette) is made so that hypothetically at redline in sixth gear the car can go 250+mph. That is why at 60mph on the highway you are at 1700rpm. It's not exactly a "close-ratio" tranny...z06fun said:Actually the Corvette skip shift is a great thing. Sure it takes ~$10 and 10 minutes to add a simple by pass connector to make it go away forever but it also was GM's solution for not having us customers pay the gaz guzzler tax. Saved me some bucks, alot in fact.
The down side to the C5's great gas mileage is that it was a trade off with gearing the car better for racing. Meaning the car could have been much better geared for racing if they were much less concerned about gas mileage. For track work the car is essentially a 5 speed. This is all for the 6 speed manual C5 of course, the automatic is yet another story
They are not too retarded. It was being considered...then people realized that it would be WAY too expensive to convert everything. It would cost a million zillion dollars. Plus it would take years for people to get used to it.fitfan said:There is a global standard.. its called metric, but the us is too retarded to get onboard with it. i have taken to using metric, like giving directions, "go about 600 meters and turn right.."