Yesterday when we first blogged the picture of the 2014 Laguna Blue Corvette Stingray sitting in an Arizona ditch after an accident, we knew that this was big news but we didn’t anticipate just how big it was until we saw our traffic numbers this morning.
We spoke with Monte Doran, Chevrolet’s communications manager for Corvette/Camaro this morning and he gave us the official response to our inquiry about the one-car accident.
Chevrolet confirms that the Laguna Blue Corvette Stingray was involved in an accident. The good news is the driver wasn’t hurt and according to Doran, the Corvette isn’t in that bad of shape. Here’s is their official statement on the subject:
We can confirm that during routine testing, a Stingray was involved in a one-car accident. During evaluation, due to driver error the inside tire caught the edge of the pavement during a tight corner, leading to the accident. Thankfully, no one was hurt, the car received only minor damage, and no citations were issued.
Doran also put to bed our speculation that GM test driver Jim Mero was behind the wheel at the time of the accident. We saw Jim driving the Blue Stingray in a recent video we posted, and you can see him in the photo below as well. Chevy says that Mero wasn’t behind the wheel at the time of the accident.
News of the Corvette Stingray rocked the internet Tuesday evening and into this morning. Some of our favorite comments we’ve read on our Facebook page is that despite being in the weeds, the Corvette Stingray still looks great!
These kinds of incidents happen all the time, especially when multiple drivers are trying to put as many miles on the car as possible for testing and validation. In fact, a story comes to mind that we’ve heard tell a few times about a certain former Chief Engineer who wrecked one of the first prototype C6 Corvette Z06s. But that’s not my story to tell…
The good news to take away from this is that in the end, both the driver and the car are okay, and that CorvetteBlogger received many, many visits in our cause to bring you this news.
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