A picture of a Cyber Gray 2014 Corvette Stingray involved in an accident has turned up on the Corvette Forum, but details of the crash are sketchy. From the pictures, it appears that a Lincoln Town Car t-boned the Corvette Stingray on the passenger side, causing damage to both cars.
The accident may have been weather related based on the wet conditions of the road at the time the photo was taken.
The good news is how well the Corvette seems to have protected its occupants in this real-world crash test. It certainly looks like the Lincoln took it hard on the chin while the Corvette’s 60% stiffer frame held true.
Here’s the full size image of the Lincoln vs Corvette, although it doesn’t really show any more details of the accident.
The last time we saw a Corvette Stingray involved in an accident, it was in early February 2013 that a Laguna Blue Corvette Stingray ended up in an Arizona ditch. The cause of that accident was ruled as driver error.
With the number of C7 Corvettes now on the roads for the expressed purpose of generating thousands of miles – if not hundreds of thousands of miles – of cumulative real world driving, these kinds of incidents are bound to happen. If anyone has more details on the latest crash involving a C7 Corvette Stingray, please let us know.
We heard from CorvetteBlogger’s Detroit Bureau that the accident occurred in the Detroit suburbs around Royal Oak based on the photo evidence. This is the corner of 13 Mile Rd and Campbell. Autoweek posted several photos from a different view and we got this one from Zero2Turbo.com.