2015 Dodge Viper: Fuel Economy Update for August - Sliding Back To Reality
by Kurt Niebuhr, Photo Editor on September 21, 2015
The cross-country highway party known as Carlos and Jay's Hypermiling Love Fest is over. Now our 2015 Dodge Viper is back in the real world, the world of traffic, tempting mountain roads and more traffic. Oh, and meatheads like me.
In August, we plumbed the depths of its vast reserves of power. We've tached it out, flung it around and muscled it through about a 1,000 miles of typical Los Angeles living. Reality is calling.
What we learned last month is that no one else (in their right mind) is going to touch those 25.1 mpg or the 294.3-mile range records. Ever. We also learned how alarmingly easy it is to dip into the single digits over a tank of fuel. It's like, really easy. It's actually kind of funny, until you get the fuel bill.
On a side note, we should start keeping a tally of how many legs have been burned by the sidepipes.
Worst Fill MPG: 7.0
Best Fill MPG: 25.1
Average Lifetime MPG: 16.6
EPA MPG Rating: 15 Combined (12 City / 21 Highway)
Best Range: 294.3 miles
Current Odometer: 9,577miles
Kurt Niebuhr, Photo Editor @ 9,577 miles