Temp-Tagged Corvette's Texas Joyride Ends In Disaster

Crash / 9 Comments

This particular Chevy Corvette was fresh out of the box when the crash happened.

The Chevrolet C8 Corvette has enjoyed massive success since it was first launched, but Chevrolet has struggled to keep up with customer demand. Numerous production delays have not helped, and neither have massive dealer markups. It is fair to say that getting your hands on a brand new Corvette can be a daunting task, which is why this crash is such a heartbreaking story. We've covered numerous C8 Corvette crashes, but the fact that this Texas-registered 'Vette still had its temporary tags crushes the spirit.

srobert910 / CorvetteForum.com
srobert910 / CorvetteForum.com
srobert910 / CorvetteForum.com

Photos of the crashed Chevrolet Corvette emerged on the Corvette Forum, and shows a 2023 model year car (we identified it from the new-for-2023 wheels) mounted halfway up a cliff face. Another thing we noticed was the temporary license plate. This is about as fresh as Corvettes come, and this one looks to be totaled. According to the original poster, this great tragedy occurred in the Mt. Bonnell area of Austin, Texas. It is not known how the 'Vette ended up in that situation, but we can imagine a new and inexperienced driver giving it too much sauce on the curvy roads in that area. After all, with 490 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque going straight to the rear wheels, the C8 Corvette can become a handful, especially when road conditions aren't perfect.

2020-2023 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Front View Chevrolet
2020-2023 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Rear-Facing View Chevrolet
2020-2023 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Side View Chevrolet
2020-2023 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Engine Chevrolet
Coolest Car Colors You Can Buy In 2022
Coolest Car Colors You Can Buy In 2022
Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica Vs. Chevrolet Corvette Z06: Supercar Showdown
Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica Vs. Chevrolet Corvette Z06: Supercar Showdown

Pictures of the aftermath include a few images of a tow truck lifting the Corvette off of the rocky outcrop , and it is clear that the front end has been decimated. The front left wheel has been completely snapped off, and we're sure that the undercarriage has also seen some damage from those jutting rocks. The damage looks bad, but the accident doesn't look life threatening. We just hope that the owner's ego recovers from this incident, and we'd like to remind all our readers that advanced driver training is always a good idea, especially when you buy your first high-performance RWD car.

2020-2023 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Dashboard Chevrolet
2020-2023 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Steering Wheel Controls Chevrolet
2020-2023 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Gearbox Controls Chevrolet
2021 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

Join The Discussion

Gallery

2020-2023 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Overhead Roof Console
2020-2023 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Dashboard
11
Photos

Related Cars

Back
To Top