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Whoops! A Chevrolet Corvette C8 has been crashed already

By Tim Robson, 12 Aug 2019 Car News

crashed chevrolet corvette 2020

It's only been out for five minutes, but a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 has already bitten the dust in the US

Oh dear... someone had to be that person who was the first to crash the new Chevrolet Corvette C8, didn't they?

Crashed Chevrolet Corvette C8

Vision has emerged from California overnight of one sadly second-hand and very crashed Chevrolet Corvette C8, taken in the hills around Yosemite in California.

Crashed Chevrolet Corvette C8

Not many details around the crash are available, but it seems that the car in question was part of a fleet of Corvettes traversing the mountainous roads around Yosemite, and that a blind corner may have been involved.

The damage is pretty substantial, indicating that the speed of the crash was quite significant.

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The hardtop version of Chevy's long-awaited mid-engined sports car dropped a couple of weeks ago, of course, and it's been confirmed as a starter for Australia sometime in the next 12 months or so.

We'd also hazard a guess that the white Chevrolet Equinox, with its curtain airbags deployed, surrounded by a bunch of shaken people, sans a rear wheel assembly and hanging off a guardrail, is involved.

Crashed Chevrolet Corvette C8

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Video from YouTube shows the bent C8, hazards forlornly flashing, sporting considerable damage to the front left corner, while both driver and passenger airbags have been deployed.

If we had to hazard a guess, the Equinox has been the innocent victim of a wayward C8, which has likely crossed a centre line after carrying too much speed into a tightening corner. Left front Corvette wheel, meet rear left Equinox wheel.

Traffic, inattention, sheer bad luck... whatever caused the crash, the end result is one banged-up Corvette.

We'll bring you more information as it comes to light. You can check out the video from Corvette Nut below.

Read all about the brand new Chevrolet Corvette C8 here

 

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