I'm getting poorer fuel economy than I'm used to...comparing it to the corvette. I think it is mostly due to the gearing. The V loves to rev and I find it awesome to drive. 100 gallons at an extra 10 cents is only 10 bucks. I say it is worth it. However, specs being what they may...my vet realized 32 mpg or over on long drives...I mean drives like Austin, TX to Atlanta, GA. Made that route 3 or more times and every time got around 32 mpg. Reprogrammed the computer and got 34 on the highway from Dallas to Austin. I don't think I'll beat the mpg numbers with the V...it is just too fun to drive and loves the rpm's! I say...pay the extra money and drive hard...else... Go get a 100 mpg lawn-mower.