2020 Chevy Corvette's V8 Engine Survives Shocking Crash

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If it wasn't mid-engined, the LT2 powerplant would have been dead.

Since its launch, Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 coupes have been involved in several accidents. In one case, a Corvette owner was left shaken but impressed with how safe the Chevy was after a serious crash. However, not all C8s could be salvaged after an accident. A Facebook post shows a 2020 Vette (in 2LT trim with the Z51 package) with everything ahead of the passenger compartment missing entirely - put another way, nearly half of the car is gone. Details of how this Corvette got damaged are unknown but its low-mileage V8 engine is now up for sale on eBay. As it is mid-engined, the engine compartment of this wrecked Corvette remained intact.

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The 6.2-liter LT2 dry sump V8 had only covered 4,809 miles at the time of the crash so doesn't have much mileage under its belt, although we did hear about one shocking case of a Corvette V8 failing after just 57 miles. In standard form, this V8 produces 490 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque. With the Z51 Performance Package, though, those numbers increase to 495 hp and 470 lb-ft. The LT2 engine fitted to this wrecked Corvette boasts these higher outputs. Described as being in used shape, the engine is sold as one complete, fully-assembled unit. So, what's the price? If you want this LT2 engine for a restomod project, you will need to cough up $19,999 for it. For some perspective, consider that you could get a new 6.2-liter Chevy LS3 V8 crate engine for less than half that price.

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AZ Cycle Parts/Ebay

That $20k works out to almost exactly a third of the price of a brand new base Corvette C8, or more than a brand new, entry-level Chevy Trailblazer. Numerous other parts from this ill-fated Corvette have also been listed on eBay such as the center console armrest assembly ($1,099), the instrument gauge cluster ($499), and the wheel/tire set ($2,799). These are 19-/20-inch staggered 5-trident-spoke wheels that are a $1,495 upgrade on a new Corvette. They're wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport 4S tires. One part we'd skip is the leather steering wheel and column at $899; as the airbag had deployed, this part would need to be carefully repaired. At least part of this Corvette will live on but it's yet another case of a C8 living a very short life.

AZ Cycle Parts/Ebay
AZ Cycle Parts/Ebay
AZ Cycle Parts/Ebay
AZ Cycle Parts/Ebay
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