The Corvette is something of a bargain compared to similar performance cars, but this only offsets the depreciation it will suffer. Expect to lose around a third of the car’s new price in two years. Keeping that V8 engine fuelled will be expensive too - the Corvette averages just 22mpg. Service intervals are 10,000 miles, but finding a qualified garage could prove tricky.
Insurance will also be expensive as the Corvette Roadster is a real rarity on UK roads and could be problematic to repair if damaged.
As a high performance sports convertible the Corvette Roadster is a high-emission car. It emits 317g/km of CO2 and returns just 21mpg.
The Corvette’s V8 engine is very strong and unstressed, while the gearboxes are trouble-free too. Build quality appears much higher than previous Corvette's, but some of the interior plastics look and feel cheap compared to rivals.
Estimated fuel cost per year
|Fuel type||Pence per litre||Estimated cost per year *|
|Unleaded||128p||£2,645 - £2,771 *|
* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions.
Highest and lowest CO2 emissions
|Engine||CO2 emissions||Road tax (12 months)|
|6.0 V8 Petrol||293 g/km (Min)||£325|
|6.2 V8 Petrol||317 g/km (Max)||£570|
Ongoing running costs
|Road tax (12 months)||
£325 - £570
See tax rates for all versions
How much is it to insure?
Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.