Now that the 2019 Corvette ZR1s are shipping to dealers, that means the ZR1’s window sticker is now public. Why is that interesting? Because every automaker’s window sticker contains federally mandated information about the vehicle’s fuel economy ratings.
Last last month, we learned that the Corvette ZR1 would receive a $2100 gas guzzler tax. Unlike the $1300 tax on the Z06 which affects just those cars equipped with the 8-speed automatic transmission, the ZR1’s gas guzzler tax applies to both manual and auto transmission configurations.
We got our first look at the ZR1’s Window Sticker via our friends at Van Bortel Chevrolet who received one of the first completed ZR1 allocations in the country. (If you missed it, check out this walk-around and start-up video of a Black 2019 ZR1 at the dealership.)
According to the window sticker, the 755-horsepower ZR1 has a 12 MPG City and a 20 MPG Highway Rating which combine for an overall City/Highway rating of 15 MPG. The sticker says you’ll be burning 6.7 gallons of fuel per 100 miles! A couple other comparisons to other new vehicles are also offered. The ZR1’s Fuel Economy & Greenhouse Gas Rating is a 2 out of 10 while the smog rating is listed as 1 out of 10.
Now I don’t believe that any new Corvette ZR1 owner cares about what kind of mileage this new super car will deliver. After all, the ZR1 was made to burn fuel with the inclusion of both direct and port injection. In fact, Chevy killed the Eco mode from the ZR1’s Driving Mode Selector so they are assuming you don’t really care either.
However, I do know that Corvette owners like to brag about how much better their gas mileage is from the standard rating so I am sure we’ll hear about it from a new owner or two at one of the upcoming Corvette shows.
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