[VIDEO] 2020 Corvette Shows Off 535 Mile Fuel Range, Averages 29.7 MPG on Trip to NCM


[VIDEO] 2020 Corvette Shows Off 535 Mile Fuel Range, Averages 29.7 MPG on Trip to NCM

CorvetteBlogger contributor Jeremy Welborn is headed to National Corvette Museum for the 26th Anniversary Event this weekend. He is once again behind the wheel of his Sebring Orange 2020 Corvette Stingray and snapped this photo after a lengthy stint as makes the 850-mile journey from Oklahoma to Kentucky.

As you can see, his trip odometer reads 456.9 miles with an estimated 79 miles of fuel range available, all the while averaging a comfortable 70.6 mph average speed. That’s 535 miles if you believe the estimated fuel range as the tank is nearly drained. Still, not too shabby when you got 495 horsepower on tap! Jeremy assures us this was the result of one single tank of feul and as we talked on the phone, he said his second tank of gas is also showing similar data.

Here’s a quick clip he uploaded to YouTube as he finally stopped to refuel:

For those interested, here’s the EPA data on the 2020 Corvette from FuelEconomy.gov and it shows the range to be 352 miles which we would think to be normal in both city and highway driving. With the car cruising down the highway, the LT2 slips into V4 mode and is now averaging higher than the rating:

2020 Corvette Fuel Economy Ratings

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  1. This is pretty freaking impressive.. driving the distance of 456.9 miles is one thing; but being able to do so at an average speed of 70.6 mph suggests that this is the ‘sweet spot’ of Chevy’s LT2 6.2L V8 as driving at about this speed will get the engine to be the most efficient given the C8 Corvette’s aerodynamics.

  2. Just a note. I am going nuts I found out today 9-1-2020. That my car is hitting the line on the 8th I’m running circles around my house I’m so excited I can’t take it. 🤪🤪🤪. All I have seen an read about the c8 is incredible an It’s finally going to be mine. Thank you so very much. I feel like a little kid again. Like it’s my very first birthday very first Christmas. Never thought I would ever feel this way again. Of course there was my first marriage. In 2012, thank you again bless the crew at Gm 🤗

  3. Congrats! I’m at 3300 and counting for a convertible delivery soon, hopefully before snowfall. There are lots of reasons to like the new C8. Everyone from the C1 to the C8 have had their reasons for appealing to the American public. Corvette has again outdone themselves.

  4. At first I thought he was doing 106 mph, which would be crazy to publicize, tho I just hit 107 in mine this morning!

  5. I recently drove my 2019 C7 from Michigan to Long Island, NY and when completed my trip odo. read 739 Miles and 31.8 MPG. Actual MPG was a bit over 30. Still quite impressive.

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