Driving a real-wheel drive 650 hp super car in crappy weather can be done if you follow the rules and play it safe. Unfortunately for this brand new Corvette Z06 with less than 100 miles on the odometer, the owner learned those rules the hard way and now the car sits at the dealer waiting for repairs.
A new 2015 Corvette Z06 was destroyed and its driver was pronounced dead at the scene following a fatal accident in Arkansas over the weekend.
Police say the car was traveling at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control. The Z06 went off the road and hit some trees, ejecting both the driver and the passenger.
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A man stopped on the side of I-71 North near Deerfield Township, Ohio is fighting for his life after he and his pickup truck were struck by a white 2015 Corvette Stingray on Friday morning.
Troopers said that Shawn Steinke, 47, of Lebanon, Ohio was checking on the load in his GMC Sierra on the berm of the interstate when the Corvette driver – 49-year-old Kevin Pong of South Lebanon, Ohio – lost control of his vehicle and struck the truck and Steinke, tossing him into the road where he was run over.
This Velocity Yellow Corvette Stingray must have been traveling at a high velocity to experience the kind of damage we are looking at from these pictures that were recently posted on reddit.
Maybe this driver should have stuck with the fancy technology that Chevrolet has built into the seventh-generation Corvette.
Instead, he turned the traction control off and over corrected as he was drifting around a corner heading into a straightaway.
The Stingray started doing a zig-zag dance, slid sideways into barriers, and wound up on its passenger side, no doubt inflicting thousands of dollars in damage.
Here’s a sight most Corvette enthusiasts don’t like to see.
This is the first time we’ve seen a 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible out in public wearing the new Daytona Orange Sunrise. Unfortunately, the 650-hp super car made somewhat of a spectacle of itself by losing control on wet roads and taking out another vehicle on its way to a ditch on I-94 in Jackson, Michigan over the weekend.
We already knew that the C7 Corvette was hot. The car has taken home numerous industry awards and over 37,000 of them were built.
They’ve scorched the competition in various comparisons both on the track and off.
Over the last year or so we’ve seen countless wrecked C7′s. This one is easily the crispiest one we’ve seen yet. The entire car is well done like the finest filet mignon at your local steak house. It resembles the remains of Chernobyl after the 1980′s reactor fire and subsequent meltdown. In fact the only remaining components we can make out after the carbeque are the metallic components like the wheels, miscellaneous frame bits, and the mufflers.
Add another C7 to the growing list of Stingrays that have “drowned,” so to speak.
This black 2014 Corvette, sitting atop some Forgeline GA3R wheels, was once a great-looking car, but no longer.
It’s now sitting in an insurance company’s holding lot and will be sold through Insurance Auto Auctions.