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Chevy Announces Performance Transmission for 2015 Chevy Corvette

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If you enjoy performance driving, then you will like the latest news from Chevrolet. The automaker has announced that the 2015 Chevy Corvette Stingray will offer a brand-new eight-speed automatic transmission that will be designed specifically for performance driving.

(The 2014 model recently won the North American Car of the Year!)

Bill Goodrich, an assistant chief engineer for automatic transmissions at General Motors, says, “It was designed to enhance the Stingray’s driving experience, with performance on par with dual-clutch designs, but without sacrificing refinement.”

The new eight-speed automatic is designed to be paired with the Stingray’s 6.2-liter V8 engine. Chevrolet predicts a 5% increase in fuel economy with the new transmission, as it is eight pounds lighter than the six-speed transmission it replaces.

Offering paddle shifters and full manual control over gear changes, the eight-speed automatic should be able to complete wide-open-throttle upshifts up to 8/100ths of a second quicker than the new Porsche 911 Carrera’s gearbox.

While you eagerly await the new 2015 Chevy Corvette Stingray and its eight-speed transmission, why not stop by Tom Naquin Chevrolet today to test drive the six-speed version?

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2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible Premiere Edition

Early next year, Chevrolet will be offering the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible Premiere Edition, but it will only be offered in a limited quantity. Chevrolet will produce 550 Premiere Edition models and they will be available at a price of $77,450 including shipping. The vehicle will also only be available in a paint color of Lime Rock Green.

An adjustable magnetic ride suspension, performance exhaust, and electronic limited-slip differential are some of the high-performance additions to this Corvette. It will also include some added luxury, including suede interior and Thule Corvette-branded luggage.

The Premiere Edition will have either a seven-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission and will have the same 6.2-liter V8 engine as the standard Corvette. The engine produces plenty of power as it generates 460 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque.

If you would like to learn more about the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible Premiere Edition, visit us today at Tom Naquin Chevrolet.

2014 Corvette Stingray Gets Impressive MPG Ratings

Any guesses on how many highway miles per gallon the 2014 Corvette Stingray gets? If you guessed in the neighborhood of 28 or 29, then you are correct. Tom Naquin Chevrolet is excited to announce that the EPA recently released its mpg estimates for the 2014 Stingray, and the numbers might be surprising to some.

First, the EPA rated the seven-speed manual version of the 2014 Corvette Stingray and rated it at an estimated 17 mpg city and 29 mpg highway. Off to a good start, especially considering the vehicle’s powerful 6.2-liter V8 engine with 455-horsepower.

The six-speed paddleshift automatic transmission version of the 2014 Stingray rated almost as highly in terms of mpg. The EPA estimates that the automatic version will get 16 mpg city and 28 mpg highway. This is good news when you consider that the automatic version is the one most buyers are choosing.

Considering the mpg of both versions of the 2014 Corvette Stingray, which one would you choose?