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Opinions about ‘green’ cars are about to change with this headline: Stingray Most Efficient Sports Car on the Market.

With 455 horses on tap the 2014 Corvette will get 29 miles per gallon (highway). GM wants the world to know that Corvette isn’t an obscene guzzler, but more of a trend setter.

It’s come to this, major makers bragging about fuel economy for its hottest sports car. Anyone remember lap times?

Yes, the car business is focused on green energy and yes, it’s working.
 

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I welcome improved fuel efficiency but at no cost to performance and handling.
So really you aren't that welcoming? Give up a little performance and handling and you can save a lot of money on gas and feel better that you aren't hurting the environment as much. Fuel efficiency should be more of a priority, and I'm glad to see companies making moves to do so.
 

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I welcome improved fuel efficiency but at no cost to performance and handling.
I think what this really signifies is that engines like the LT1 are being engineered for viability in daily drivers without the burning hole in your pocket.
 

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Remember when people thought Hummers were cool. Now they are seen as a mark of excess because of their terrible fuel economy. I think all cars are being seen like this. There is no reason why a car meant for daily regular driving shouldn't be fuel efficient.
 

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Remember when people thought Hummers were cool. Now they are seen as a mark of excess because of their terrible fuel economy. I think all cars are being seen like this. There is no reason why a car meant for daily regular driving shouldn't be fuel efficient.
Thats what this Corvette is doing, burly V8 power with the efficiency of a diminutive Toyota Van at no cost to performance and handling ;)
 

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As long as I make another Prius owner die a little each time they see me.Except that I cant buy a Vette. That is untill the conversion companies start selling them for RHD and obscene price hikes.
 

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Corvette clinic are already taking orders and have yet to cut one up to see if it's possible to convert, some cars need too much work to be converted depending on where things are placed in the engine bay and behind the dash.
 

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As long as I make another Prius owner die a little each time they see me.Except that I cant buy a Vette. That is untill the conversion companies start selling them for RHD and obscene price hikes.
JDM right hand drive cars are all the rage here, skip conversion be a trendsetter USDM lefty drive ;) shifting might be a touch funny but a strong right hand grip powers that sucker in gear real nice ;)
 

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Corvette clinic are already taking orders and have yet to cut one up to see if it's possible to convert, some cars need too much work to be converted depending on where things are placed in the engine bay and behind the dash.
So I heard. I doubt we'll see a C7 converted any time soon, unless some baller comes along that really loves a vette and actually does it.

More likely with a C6
 

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JDM right hand drive cars are all the rage here, skip conversion be a trendsetter USDM lefty drive ;) shifting might be a touch funny but a strong right hand grip powers that sucker in gear real nice ;)
Aus gov won't allow domestic use of LHD if vehicle is under 25yo, so not an option, if its for Industrial use you may have a case.
 

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Aus gov won't allow domestic use of LHD if vehicle is under 25yo, so not an option, if its for Industrial use you may have a case.
Oh wow, unfortunate.. Tell them you run a courier service and speed is of the essence!!
 

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We are talking a mobile crane with a gross weight around 20 ton type vehicle
 

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JDM right hand drive cars are all the rage here, skip conversion be a trendsetter USDM lefty drive ;) shifting might be a touch funny but a strong right hand grip powers that sucker in gear real nice ;)
I've driven formula Ford and they have the stick on the right so that's a non issue. They allow LHD over a certain age (depends on the state) 25 is the norm but I bel;ieve Western Australia allow 15 years or there abouts.
 

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They're actually rated at 30mpg when the AFM is turned on, 28mpg when off.

I believe this is the first car you can activate/deactivate the AFM, stock.
 
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