The latest Chevrolet Corvette gets eight-speed automatic gearbox
Just recently, we have tested the new Corvette at the Milford Road Course. However, it was not common Stingray equipped with a seven-speed automatic gearbox.
Chevrolet has presented us the new Corvette equipped with new eight-speed automatic transmission that was developed by General Motors. The carmaker strongly believes the novelty of 2015 model year with the new gearbox will be able to compete with the PDK dual-clutched made of Porsche as well.
According to General Motors, the new eight-speed Hydra-Matic 8L90 is able to shift gears faster by 0.08 seconds than the Porsche’s one. If you understand what we are talking about, you will agree 0.08 is quite enough difference.
The novelty gave us only positive feelings and good impression after first driving. The car has noticeable characteristics.
The new gearbox works well in spite of different ways, roads and modes. Everything operates easy providing really comfortable driving in any modes: Sport, Tour or Eco. Owing to the improved algorithm of working, the transmission keeps maximum acceleration in any gear and at any time.
Due to the new eight-speed gearbox, the car can accelerate to 60 mph faster by 0.1 second. The fuel consumption is also reduced by 3.5 per cent; fuel economy on highways reached 29 mpg.
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