Chevrolet Corvette Could Get Stop-Start Technology

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GM’s flagship sportscar, the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, may feature fuel-saving stop-start technology in the future.
“Customers will have to put up with changes from what they traditionally expected in order to get better economy,” said Corvette chief engineer Tagde Juechter, adding that stop-start technology will eventually make it in the C7 Corvette is the company is forced to further improve fuel economy.

Juechter also revealed that Chevrolet considered adding stop-start tech to the all-new 2014 Corvette, but eventually opted against it for the sake of the sportscar’s traditional image.

“It is very disconcerting to have your lively, great-sounding engine stall every time you come to a stop. The real customer value, the real environmental value is zero. So you are hauling around all that stuff to get a better label value (for mpg on the window sticker). It wasn't worth it,” he added, according to Edmunds.

Finally, the Chevrolet representative said there’s no way the Corvette Stingray will be offered as a hybrid, as the car’s platform is not suitable for an electric motor and a battery pack.

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