We'd be pretty angry too.
Anyone who has managed to get their hands on a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette should consider themselves lucky, as General Motors was forced to cut production short due to the coronavirus outbreak. Even though the number of cars that were delivered was limited, there have already been a number of cases of cars being wrecked, including an unfortunate new instance involving a Chevy dealership.
Florida-based C8 owner Jake Anthony recently brought his car in for service and clearly, the dealership did not know the proper way to put it on the lift. The new mid-engined Vette has a different weight distribution that the dealer was apparently oblivious to, resulting in the car falling off the lift.
The dealership then added to the owner's misfortune by posting images of the car without his consent. Anthony posted the same image of the car on his personal Instagram account with the following caption:
"Yes, this is my car. I did not want this to be shared publicly until after the dealer had the opportunity to correct this crappy situation. Apparently some idiots in their service department took it upon themselves to try and get some clout from my misfortune by taking pictures and sharing them without my consent. To the fellow C8 owners, please ensure your dealer is aware of the diagram in the second picture before you leave your car with them."
The dealership is clearly on the hook for these damages but a brand-new 2021 Corvette Stingray might not be enough compensation. GM's corporate team has even become involved. In the comment section of his post, Anthony said, "I've spoken with [GM] executives, I'm not interested in a new base model. I'm waiting for the Z06 for my next C8."
It will be interesting if GM responds to this situation and promises an allocation for the upcoming Z06, which is rumored to use a new 5.5-liter flat-plane crank V8. As for the likely-wrecked Stingray, perhaps someone will buy it and attempt a rotary engine swap.