The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Had Its First Public Crash
Well, bad things happen and sometimes there’s nothing we can do to stop themby Tudor Rus, on
Chevrolet’s highly-teased, highly-discussed, and highly-covered 2020 Corvette C8 has been making headlines since the beginning of the year. And most likely, it won’t stop here. However, when we mentioned “making headlines” we didn’t mean “making headlines because of a crash.”
2020 Corvette C8 Crash - What Happened?
That’s right, fellas, we are sad to report that the 2020 Corvette has recorded its first crash and it’s not a pretty sight to watch. But these things happen and when they do, there’s not much one can do to avoid them. All we can hope is what there are no casualties and by the looks of it, the aftermath of this incident didn’t provide any. So at the end of the day, that still counts as a win.
So, here’s to story so far: a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 has crashed in California. According to Jalopnik, the incident took place on the CA Route 120, right between Moccasin and Groveland. Moreover, a user confirmed that the damaged Corvette C8 was part of a GM convoy, while Instagram account Wrecked Musclecars said in the photo caption that the mid-engined Corvette “took the rear wheel off an SUV heading opposite around a turn.”
The low-quality image is enough for us to see that the Corvette was moving on a winding road, but it’s hard to pin down the exact scenario of the accident. What we can see clearly, however, is that the Corvette C8 look like it underwent the IIHS small overlap crash test, as Autoblog deftly points out.
Coming back to Jalopnik, the outlet published a video that shows how other cars were involved in the accident, including a Ford Ranger that now has a new face and a Chevy Equinox that had its left rear wheel dislodged from its articulation. Now, if this was really an official GM convoy, then the one behind the wheel must have been one of Chevrolet’s factory drivers. Moreover, the imagines show a GoPro camera mount on top of the C8, which has undoubtedly captured the crash, but at this point, we can’t see that footage being leaked. In case someone leaks it, however, the whole mystery behind the crash will be solved.
Surely there are some positives we can take from this. Especially future owners of a C8 Corvette. The crash is a reminder that this is a high-performance car and it should be treated with respect. All the electronic nannies in the world won’t guarantee your safety and turning them off is out of the question unless you’re on a closed course or really, really, really know what you’re doing. If for any reason you are unsure of your ability to hone the mid-mounted V-8, then you could join a performance driving school and hone your skills and work on your confidence as well.