Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 19 - 22 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

The C6 and Z06 are markedly cheaper than most of their competitors with similar performance and specification. However, limited buyer interest also means the Corvette loses value more rapidly before levelling out at a point where enthusiasts will become very interested. Running any car with a sizeable V8 engine is not cheap, but the Z06’s 24mpg is not as damaging to your bank account as some rivals’.

That said, insurance and servicing will generate big bills.

The C6 performs miserably on the eco front as would any car offering this kind of performance. With an average of 304g/km CO2 across the range, its emissions are high. The range is also disappointingly thirsty, averaging 21mpg.

The big V8 engines may produce plenty of power, but they’re under-stressed and proven designs that won’t give trouble if regularly serviced. It’s the same for the gearboxes, suspension and the rest of the car. The interior plastics are also durable, but it’s a shame that Corvette has not made them look more attractive and better finished.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £360 - £630
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Insurance group 50
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