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More Power, High MPGs and Faster Shifts Await C7 Corvette Z06 Owners

It’s not nearly as challenging to build a high-powered car if you don’t have to worry about gas mileage.

But the engineers at Chevrolet do, thanks to government mandates, so they are buckling down and taking it a step further for the upcoming supercharged Corvette Z06, according to a story from Automotive News.

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Todelo Plant Ready to Start Production on the 2015 Corvette's 8-Speed Transmission

Production is ready to gear up, literally, for the slick new eight-speed transmission that will power some 2015 Corvettes, including the highly anticipated Z06.

GM expects to start building the high-tech automatic gearbox by the end of July, according to Ray Wood, president of United Auto Workers Local 14.

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