Cars do crash sometimes, whether due to human errors or mechanical failures. But we don’t usually see a car crashes so soon after its reveal, like what happened to the all-new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8. It has just been three weeks since it broke cover and we’ve already seen one example destroyed.
The mid-engined supercar hasn’t even been delivered to customers. And this one that recently came a cropper went undisguised. We have no doubt, though, that this is a final prototype of the C8 Corvette undergoing some road test.
Not much detail known on how the crash happened, but a silver Chevrolet Equinox and a red Ford pickup truck were seen at the scene with damages as well, so they were involved in the accident. The C8’s condition is quite severe with its left front-end getting completely out of shape.
The quarter panel on the driver’s side has been torn apart and the bumper has been terribly distorted and disfigured, indicating the severity of the accident. In addition, the airbags inside the car were also deployed.
As for the two other cars involved in the crash, their damages are also not light. The Equinox missed one of its wheels, which came off and was thrown somewhere; while the Ford pickup has its bumper torn off.
It’s so unfortunate to see a car as new as the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 to experience such an accident, but it’s unavoidable. Luckily, the crash didn’t involve a customer vehicle and more importantly, no one seems to have been injured. There’s no question that General Motors will quickly deal with this unfortunate event.
What’s even more relieving is the fact that the C8 Corvette isn’t as expensive as a supercar, despite its supercar looks. So this kind of accident won’t be too detrimental to finance.