Another C8 Corvette bites the dust.
Another day, another C8 Corvette has been damaged in the hands of an incompetent driver. Earlier this week, a crumpled 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray that was severely damaged in a nasty accident was recently listed for auction. The damage looked terminal, but we're hoping someone will be able to salvage it. Luckily, the damage done to this C8 Corvette doesn't look anywhere near as catastrophic, but it still probably won't be cheap to repair and serves as another example of how not to drive the C8 Corvette.
Details about the accident are scarce, but photos posted on social media suggest the driver seriously underestimated the C8 Corvette's potent performance.
With its 6.2-liter V8 sending 490 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels, the C8 Corvette requires skill to tame at high speed, as this driver found out the hard way. If you need a refresher, this setup enables the C8 Corvette to hit 0-62 mph in 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 194 mph.
Judging from the photos, the driver appears to have attempted to exit a highway in Nevada but misjudged their speed, understeered off the road into some gravel that caused the wheels to lock up, and slammed into a rocky ditch, leaving the C8 Corvette stranded unceremoniously by the side of the highway.
Comments on social media support this, as the original poster claims the C8 Corvette passed them on the right, failed to see the exit in time, and lost control on some sand. It's an embarrassing situation, but at least the damage doesn't look too serious in contrast to other C8 Corvette accidents we've seen and no other cars were involved.
Thanks to their error of judgment, the owner will probably need to replace the C8 Corvette's front bumper, but at least it won't need any major repair work to get it back on the road. If you want to see what the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette can really do, save it for the race track.