Another C8 Corvette bites the dust.
There are few things more American than driving (and crashing) loud and obnoxious V8 sports cars at breakneck speeds through suburban areas. This long and proud tradition has been passed down from generation to generation, with the only major change being the fact that the cars keep getting faster and faster.
These days any kid with an entry-level job can afford some sort of LS-powered car, and even the king of American sports cars, the Chevrolet Corvette is becoming an affordable choice for many. Spencer Everette of Greenville, North Carolina recently had his talent and luck run out when he totaled his C8 Corvette a day before he was supposed to sell it, thus continuing this noble legacy.
According to a WITN news report, local authorities were called to Highway 11 and Staton Mill Road just before 2:00 p.m. on Monday to attend to a serious motor vehicle accident. When rescue crews arrived at the scene , they found the 2020 Corvette C8 Stingray of Mr. Everett lying on its side. Everett told reporters that he took the car out for a "last hurrah" as he was planning on selling the vehicle the following day. In the video, a tow truck can be seen flipping the Corvette back on its wheels. The local highway patrol charged Everette with reckless driving.
To understand what could have happened here, it is worth looking at some facts and figures behind the C8 Corvette. This mid-engined American sports car is powered by a 6.2-liter LT4 V8 engine producing 490 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Chevrolet claims a 0-60 mph time of only 2.9 seconds when fitted with the optional Z51 package, and a top speed of 194 mph. These figures used to belong exclusively to exotic and dearly expensive Italian supercars, but are now within reach of proto-humans for as little as $59,900. They should issue a special driver's license for supercars.