The traditional criticism of a pond-crossed Corvette is that it’s very expensive compared with the car GM sells in the US. At face value, this remains an issue (at the time of writing, less than £35,000 would be sufficient to meet this car’s home-market asking price), but it’s never quite as simple as that.

Another way of looking at it is that you’re getting an awful lot of naturally aspirated V8 for your £61,520. Matching its power in Porsche or Jaguar format requires a significantly larger investment.

Steve Sutcliffe

Editor-at-large
We averaged 22.1mpg during testing; Chevrolet claims an average of 23.5mpg

Running costs are seldom a key part of the equation at this level, but it’s worth mentioning that the car’s unstressed 32.7mpg touring economy figure was only a little worse than the last 911 Carrera we road tested and a little better than the F-Type R coupé.

The Corvette’s CO2 emissions are predictably dirtier than either at 279g/km, although the 255g/km VED ceiling means it sits in the same band M as the Jaguar regardless.

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