2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Convertible in Corvette Racing Yellow Tintcoat (a $995 option) Photos by Harry Kapsalis 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Convertible Class: Premium Sporty/Performance Car Miles driven: 187 Fuel used: 12.0 gallons Real-world fuel economy: 15.6 mpg Driving mix: 70% city, 30% highway EPA-estimated fuel economy: 16/25/19 (city, highway, combined) CG Report Card Big & Tall comfort ratings are for front seats only. "Big" rating based on male tester weighing approximately 350 pounds, "Tall" rating based on 6'6"-tall male tester. Room and ComfortB- Power and PerformanceA- Fit and FinishB Fuel EconomyB ValueA Report-card grades are derived from a consensus of test-driver evaluations. All grades are versus other vehicles in the same class. Value grade is for specific trim level evaluated, and may not reflect Consumer Guide's impressions of the entire model lineup. Big & Tall Comfort Big GuyD Tall GuyC- Base … [Read more...] about Test Drive: 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Convertible
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What is it: The Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is a two-seater coupe with better performance for your dollar than anything with four wheels. The ZR1 is the top-of-the-line Corvette, above the Stingray, Grand Sport and Z06. This one comes with the Track Performance Package, which includes a rear wing larger than an ironing board.Key Competitors: Ferrari 488 GTB, McLaren 720S, Porsche 911 GT2 RSBase Price: $122,095 As-Tested Price: $137,770Full review: 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 First DriveHighlights: New for 2019, the ZR1 is the crown jewel of the C7 Corvette lineup and quite possibly the fastest and quickest front-engine Corvette that Chevrolet will ever build. 755 hp from the 6.2-liter supercharged V8 is a lot to play with, as is the 715 lb-ft of torque. This came equipped with the correct transmission -- a seven-speed manual -- but an eight-speed automatic is also available. This car also has brakes and a chassis that can keep up with the power, but the driver is less of a certainty. 2019 … [Read more...] about 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Essentials: Power!
Jalopnik Reviews All of our test drives in one convenient place. Does Bullitt still matter? Fifty years since it came out, is the detective thriller—oozing with Steve McQueen’s quiet, simmering brand of cool and famous for its groundbreaking centerpiece car chase scene—relevant to the young buyers the Ford Mustang once had a monopoly on? After a hot lap of San Francisco in the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt, I’m pretty sure it doesn’t matter, because this car is an instant classic in its own right. (Full Disclosure: Ford needed me to drive the Mustang Bullitt so badly it flew me to San Francisco and paid for my hotel room, food and booze. Honestly I was just happy to get away from the oppressive New York summer humidity for a few days, so the car was icing on the cake.) What Is It? For the third time, Ford is back with a special edition Mustang GT inspired by the green Mustang that Lt. Frank Bullitt uses to chase down bad guys in the namesake movie. … [Read more...] about The 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt Is Everything You Want It to Be
Jalopnik Reviews All of our test drives in one convenient place. “We’ve come too far to give up who we are.” Most of the time I was driving the Alfa Romeo 4C, I was listening to Daft Punk’s 2013 release Random Access Memories. For Alfa Romeo’s return to the United States with a glorious new sports car that is better than everyone thought it would be, this seemed an appropriate soundtrack. (Full disclosure: I begged and pleaded Fiat Chrysler U.S. LLC to let me have a 4C for months, and when one finally became available, they hooked me up for a few days. It was a really good couple of days but now it’s gone and I’m dead inside.) Daft Punk is one of the most influential electronic acts ever, and when it came time for them to follow up 2005’s Human After All, the rest of the music world was doing stuff they had been doing for years. To create something different they had to stretch further back in time, so they modernized the disco and … [Read more...] about The Alfa Romeo 4C Shames Every Other Sports Car On The Market
Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards are nothing new. In fact, they've been around since the 1970s. And yes, even with CAFE standards in place, Chevrolet can still build the all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray. (© General Motors) We're looking 15 years in the future, but for now, automakers and government officials have their sights set on a benchmark that falls just a little short of that -- the year 2025. The Obama Administration announced new fuel economy standards in August of 2012, with a benchmark of achieving 54.5 miles per gallon (23.2 kilometers per liter) by 2025. The new standards are estimated to save 12 billion barrels of oil, which translates to about $1.7 trillion in gasoline cost savings [source: The White House]. Enforcing these new rules is not nearly as simple as saying every vehicle needs to achieve 54.5 miles per gallon (23.2 kilometers per liter) -- it depends on complicated formulas based on the car's size and, in some cases, what other cars it … [Read more...] about Where will fuel consumption and economy be in 15 years — and beyond?