First Crash Involving A 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

It has only been three weeks since the all-new C8 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was unveiled to the world and already, one has crashed.

Customer deliveries of the new Corvette have yet to commence and while this ‘Vette doesn’t feature any camouflage, we do know that it is a late-stage prototype being put through its paces by Chevrolet engineers.

Limited details about the crash are known but we can see that a red Ford pickup truck and a silver Chevrolet Equinox were also damaged. Damage sustained to the front of the new mid-engined supercar is quite comprehensive.

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At the front, the driver’s side quarter panel appears to have been ripped off and the bumper has been horribly twisted and mangled. The interior airbags were also deployed in the collision.

As for the damage sustained to the other vehicles, the Ford pickup’s front bumper has been torn off and one of the rear wheels of the Equinox is missing. Evidently, this wasn’t a low-speed crash.

It’s always sad to see the first known accident involving any new sports car or supercar but it’s something which is unavoidable. Fortunately, this crash didn’t involve a customer car and General Motors certainly has the time and resources to quickly deal with such a crash. The most important thing is that no-one appears to have been injured in the crash. It’s also fortunate that while the C8 Corvette may have supercar looks, it doesn’t have a supercar price tag and an accident like this is far less costly than one involving a more expensive supercar, like this McLaren Speedtail, for example.

 

  • Paul

    Does the driver get a prize for being the first? 🙁

    • Stigasawuswrecks

      A free trip to the unemployment line.

      • ramish rambarran

        Top honours in the Hall of Notoriety too !

    • Six_Tymes

      yes, they win the stupid Trophy.

  • NO, IT A REFRESH. THE DESIGNERS DIDN’T THINK THE FRONT END WAS STUBBY ENOUGH.

  • Maher

    Everyone should calm down, it’s just that Chevy said F it, let’s do our crash tests on open roads.

  • Sébastien

    Can’t wait to see the footages

  • Some ol’ bloke

    no we’re not

  • Oscar Cereijo

    Good thing the engine is now safe behind 😉

  • performante

    No big deal. It’s a prototype, meaning it has always been destined for the crushed.

  • Marc Gruben

    A Chevy engineer with a case of Mustang envy?

  • Bill Hampton

    First reported crash**********

  • Sukhoi31m3

    Looks like it’ll do the off set crash test well !

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