The 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will return combined fuel consumption figures of 14 mpg in standard guise and 15 mpg for the Z07 Performance Pack-equipped models.
While the EPA has yet to officially announce consumption figures for the mid-engined sports car, Corvette chief engineer Josh Holder recently told Corvette Blogger that the automaker has submitted final fuel consumption figures to the agency.
In the city, the flagship variant of the C8 Corvette returns 12 mpg while on the highway it is rated at 19 mpg in base form and 21 mpg for the Z07 model.
These figures mean the new Z06 is slightly less fuel efficient than the C7-generation model that returned 14 mpg city, 23 mpg highway, and 17 mpg combined when equipped with the available 8-speed automatic transmission. By comparison, the entry-level C8 Corvette Stingray is rated at 16 mpg city, 24 mpg highway, and 19 mpg combined.
The gas guzzler tax applied for the base C8 Corvette Z06 sits at $2,600 while it rises to $3,000 for models with the Z07 package.
We don’t think prospective Corvette Z06 will be too worried about the car’s fuel economy nor its gas guzzler tax, however. After all, it is powered by a thrilling 5.5-liter naturally aspirated V8 churning out 670 hp and 460 lb-ft (624 Nm) of torque, making it the most powerful naturally aspirated V8 sports car ever produced. While the engine is down on torque from the C7 Corvette Z06’s 6.2-liter supercharged V8, the sound of the engine and its 8,600 rpm redline more than makes up for that.