What happens when 650-horsepower wrapped in a carbon fiber and aluminum meets an immovable object? You get destruction and sadness for starters. It seems that what we have here are the exclusive first images of a wrecked Corvette Z06. The car was spotted by an eagle-eyed reader as it was making its way down the interstate just outside of Chicago on a flatbed.

The car is in the signature bright-yellow paint, Z06 badges and all, and it appears to have been smashed quite heavily into a barrier of some sort. The front end is completely missing and the front of the fenders look pretty roughed up as well. The car itself is wearing press tags from Michigan, the tow truck is also wearing Michigan tags, so it is possible that this was an incident involving a journalist. The fact that the Z06 isn’t available to the public until early 2015 also leads us to believe this accident happened with a member of the media behind the wheel.

Whatever happened, we just hope that everyone involved is doing well. Crashing a sports car that is capable of well over 200 mph can have some disastrous ends. For now, just hit the jump to check out the photos, and our reader was even able to snap some video footage.

We are ready and willing to hear your theories about what happened in the comments below. Are you upset that there is one less Corvette Z06 in the world right now?

Big thanks to our reader, Mitch.

Click past the jump to read more about Chevrolet Corvette Z06.

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TopSpeed Exclusive: Wrecked 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Caught on a Flatbed Exterior Spyshots
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TopSpeed Exclusive: Wrecked 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Caught on a Flatbed Exterior Spyshots
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TopSpeed Exclusive: Wrecked 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Caught on a Flatbed Exterior Spyshots
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With a wrecked Corvette Z06 loaded on flatbed without any worry of camouflage, it says that this is likely a press test unit, and GM has nothing to hide. That is sad, because it means that a fellow writer may have hurt himself on a track somewhere, but it does mean that GM is gearing up to start letting review coverage come out.

We surely hope that whoever was driving escaped unscathed, but we also can’t wait to see the impending footage of the new Z06 bombing around a track.

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Chevrolet Corvette Z06

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 High Resolution Exterior
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The Corvette Z06 is the latest, fastest and most powerful road car to ever wear the Corvette badge. It is powered by a supercharged version of the base Corvette’s LT1 engine that produces 650 horsepower and an equal level of torque. With the optional eight-speed automatic transmission, this Corvette is able to complete the 0-to-60 sprint in less than three seconds.

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