Porsche is getting crazy with their manual transmissions, offering a seven speed manual on the 2012 911. Chevy isn’t going to let the Germans keep all the crazy, so they’re planning to add an extra gear to the 2014 C7 Corvette.
That’s right, the 2014 Corvette will have a seven speed manual transmission available. That’s a whole lotta shifting. Well, it depends on what Chevy does to the current gears. If they make 7th gear a sort of triple-overdrive, then we could see the already high Corvette gas mileage shoot into the stratosphere. More likely is that they’ll tighten up the other ratios, and keep the double-overdrive setup.
Source: Inside Line.