Photo Credit: r1jester.com
Check out these pics we got from a twitter user named R1jester who was in Chicago when a he came across a flatbed auto hauler with a damaged 2015 Velocity Yellow Corvette Z06 on board.
The Corvette Z06 looks like it took it on the chin and we are instantly reminded of a similar (the same?) Velocity Yellow Corvette Z06 that Corvette Engineer Jim Mero was testing on the Nurburgring before a front end crash put that car out of commission.
In fact, the first thing I was hoping to see was a Nurburgring sticker on the back of the Corvette but due to how the car is parked on the hauler makes it impossible to see if one is there. Looking back at the Nurburgring video, I couldn’t see a sticker on the that car either. I seriously doubt this is the same car, but for some reason I remember that cars that are flown to and from Germany fly in and out of Chicago’s O’Hare International?
Like the Nurburgring Z06, this one looks to have the Z07 Performance Package based on the Brembo carbon ceramic brakes that can be seen on the car. Other clues for the Z07 are missing or can’t be seen like the large winglets on the front splitter which is completely gone and the wickerbill rear spoiler which is to high up on the hauler to be seen in the pics.
R1jester did an excellent job in trying to capture the damaged Corvette Z06 while moving at highway speeds on Chicago’s terrible roads:
The truck hauling the Z06 also has Michigan plates and a google search of Ruehle’s Towing Service shows they are located in Mt Clemens, MI. It’s pure speculation to think this damaged Z06 is the Nurburgring Corvette, but how many Velocity Yellow Corvette Z06s with the Z07 package and yellow brake calipers are out there with a damaged front end?
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