The new generation of the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is believed to gain the stop/start system over the following years, which will help its fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
The North American based automotive giant General Motors didn’t announce its plans to offer the stop/start technology on the new Corvette Stingray officially, but rumors are saying that the company is considering adding the system. This will significantly improve the sports car fuel consumption, by approximately 2 mpg in the city, and it will also lower its CO2 emissions. A hybrid version of the Corvette is ruled out as the Corvette chief engineer, Tadge Juechter, recently said.
The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has been officially presented to the public in early 2013. The model in question is powered by a 6.2 liter LT1 V8 engine, which is producing a total output of 460 HP (343 kW) at 6,000 rpm and it has a peak torque of 630 Nm (465 lb-ft), available at 4,600 rpm. The engine is mated to a seven-speed manual transmission with active rev matching, which is sending power to the rear-wheel drive. This configuration is offered in the United States and in Europe too.