2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Gets Eight-Speed Transmission
Named the 2014 North American Car of the Year, the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has become one of our favorite models to come out in the last few years. And for the new model year, Chevy will be offering a new eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission for those who don't opt for the seven-speed manual. While efficiency may not be at the top of the list for reasons to buy the new Corvette Stingray, it may help with that decision. Compared to other sports cars out there, the Stingray seems to almost sip fuel, no matter how hard you drive it. The all-new transmission offers increased efficiency by around 5 percent, but EPA testing is still underway. "Corvette Stingray's new eight-speed automatic delivers the comfort and drivability of a true automatic transmission, as well as lightning-fast shifts and the manual control that enhance the performance-driving experience," said Bill Goodrich, assistant chief engineer for eight-speed automatic transmissions, in a recent statement. Not only will the new transmission be offered on the Stingray, but it will also find a home under the hood of the new Corvette Z06. However, the Stingray's transmission will differ slightly with unique clutch and torque converter specifications. Along with that, Chevy used plenty of aluminum and magnesium to make the new transmission lighter and able to fit in the same space as the previous six-speed transmission. Source: Chevrolet
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