A Corvette Z06 is one of the fastest and most incredible performance cars for the price. It comes with 650 horsepower and 650 lb-fts of torque and an optional Z07 performance package that will add aerodynamics and carbon ceramic brakes. Unfortunately for the driver of this white Corvette Z06, what it doesn’t come with is a do-over button.
Yes, another failure from a Cars and Coffee attendee, but since it’s nighttime, it’s just called a car meetup. This crash happened last week at the Scottsdale Pavilions in Arizona. Based on the number of people we see, it looks well attended and we’re sure the gathering of folks on the sidewalks were there to see the burnouts as cars leave so a Corvette Z06 crash is probably something more than expected.
And this was a violent crash.
Taking off from a stop sign, the Corvette Z06 accelerates fast and is already in 2nd gear when the car’s rear end wobbled. The slight overcorrection led to the Z06 charging headlong into a tree on the side of the road. The impact was so strong that the front bumper was embedded into that tree.
The driver was not seriously hurt as the airbags did deploy. What’s amazing to us is that it does sound like the car is still running after the impact. A secondary video shows the crash from a different angle and follows up with the Corvette Z06 shown on a flatbad before being hauled away. We also see the young owner talking on a telephone in one of the still photos.
While there is more than an ego that is bruised here, the number one lesson to be learned is don’t sideshow your Corvette at one of these events unless you can accept the consequences. And sometimes that means public ridicule and viral youtube video in addition to dealing with police and the insurance agencies…
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