It’s a different interpretation of the drop my car challenge, that’s for sure

Online trending challenges have become the rage these days. Some challenges like the Ice Bucket Challenge caught one because they were tied to a larger and very important cause. Other challenges like the Tide Pod Challenge were stupid and dangerous and should never have even started. Somewhere between those two challenges lies the “drop your car challenge.” Nothing about this challenge served a higher purpose, but there’s also nothing dangerous about it. The purpose of this challenge is simple: show off your car. That’s it. It’s an ultimately harmless exercise that revolves simply letting everyone see what your car is. Or at least that’s what we thought until we saw this photo of a Chevrolet Corvette C8, or whatever’s left of it. This is a different interpretation of the “drop_your_car_challenge,” and, unfortunately, it’s not a very pleasant one.

What on earth happened to this Chevrolet Corvette C8?

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It took a bit of digging, scouring, and all things in between, but we did figure out what happened to this Chevrolet Corvette C8.

The sad ordeal happened back in May when a man named Jake Miller confirmed on a long thread on the Facebook group C8 Corvette that the Corvette C8 in question was his.

Miller had taken delivery of his Corvette C8 when he brought his sports to a dealership for some routine. That’s where the accident happened, or at least in Miller’s point-of-view, that’s where the dealership’s technicians improperly put his Corvette C8 on the lift.

Judging by the damage that was done to Corvette C8, it does look like the sports car fell as it was being lifted by a forklift. Miller took to Instagram to show where the Corvette C8’s lifting points were underneath its body. This adds weight to the belief that someone didn’t set the paddles at the specific lifting points when it was being lifted. That led to the sports car falling off the forklift in what could very well be the saddest — and most infuriating — example of the “drop_your_car_challenge.”

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Fortunately, it looks like Miller’s dealership did him right. He said back in June that he’s “waiting for the Z06,” so we’re assuming that his wrecked Corvette C8 is getting replaced by a spicier version.

Chevrolet Corvette C8 specifications
Engine 6.2-liter, naturally-aspirated, LT2 V-8
Power 495 horses
Torque 470 pound-feet
Transmission Eight-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox
0-60 mph 2.9 seconds
Top Speed 190 mph

All’s well that ends well, right?

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We hope so. Miller’s Instagram page no longer lists the Corvette C8 as one of his cars, so it’s safe to assume that he’s moved on from it and is now waiting for his Corvette C8 Z06, which, by the way, is expected to arrive sometime in 2021. It’s a solid level-up, for sure.

The Z06 is the first performance version of the mid-engine Corvette C8 to hit the market.

It’ll carry a naturally aspirated 5.5-liter V-8 engine that will have more than 600 horsepower.

As for his wrecked Corvette C8, the sports car is now listed on Copart. All the information about the car is there, including the odometer that reads 3,419 miles, the primary damage that reads “ALL OVER,” and the estimated retail value of $58,000.

It’s up for bid as we speak with the current bid at $49,250. Bidding for the wrecked Corvette C8 closes on Monday, September 28, at 10:00 PM CST.

Should I make a bid on this wrecked Corvette C8?

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Only if you plan to use some of its parts for a separate build. There’s extensive enough damage that you might need to tap a knowledgeable Corvette gearhead to identify the parts of this car that wasn’t damaged when it fell off a lift. Copart did note that the damage was all over the car, so proper investigation on what parts work and what parts are beyond saving should go a long way in properly informing you on the actual state of the Corvette C8. If you have use for the parts that can be salvaged and you’re willing to spend more than $50,000 for all of it, then, by all means, bid away. Otherwise, it might be best to just leave this car alone and wait for the Z06 to arrive next year.

Source: Copart

Kirby Garlitos
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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read More
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