Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray review

Category: Sports car

Section: Introduction

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  • Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray 2021 boot open
  • Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray 2021 front right cornering
  • Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray 2021 rear tracking
  • Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray 2021 interior dashboard
  • Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray 2021 interior seats
  • Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray 2021 interior infotainment
  • Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray 2021 front left tracking
  • Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray 2021 rear tracking
  • Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray 2021 right tracking
  • Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray 2021 front tracking
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  • Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray 2021 left static
  • Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray 2021 rear detail
  • Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray 2021 interior driver's seat
  • Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray 2021 interior detail
  • Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray 2021 boot open
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Introduction

What Car? says...

The Chevrolet Corvette sports car is one of those all-American products that are wildly popular in the good ol' U S of A but haven't really broken the UK market (see also: American Apparel and Dunkin' Donuts).

In fact, until now, the idea of buying and driving a Corvette in Britain has had limited appeal because they've only ever been available in left-hand drive form. Times are changing, though, and the new eighth-generation Corvette C8 Stingray you see before you can be had with the steering wheel on the right. Hallelujah. 

Rather strangely, the Corvette can be had as either a ‘coupe’ with a removable hardtop or as a dedicated convertible with an electrically retractable roof. That’s right, all Corvettes allow you to experience the wind in your hair – it's just what happens to the roof that changes.

There's also a faster version on the horizon, called the Z06. That will be a natural rival for the Audi R8, Porsche 911 GT3 and McLaren Artura when it arrives in 2023. 

To find out whether the Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray feels as at home in Europe as it does in Utah, keep reading this comprehensive review. We'll cover performance, comfort, running costs and more, and compare it with those sports car rivals we've mentioned.

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At a glance
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Target Price from £84,000
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RRP price range £84,000 - £89,410
Number of trims (see all)2
Number of engines (see all)2
Available fuel types (which is best for you?)petrol
MPG range across all versions 23.3 - 23.3
Available doors options 2
Company car tax at 20% (min/max) £6,046 / £6,446
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £12,092 / £12,892
Available colours