This morning we wake up to find the first 2020 Corvette Stingray accident has occurred as Chevrolet continues to validate the cars prior to production starting in December.
We came across the photo that was posted to Facebook via Wrecked Muscle Cars and Classics from Adam Newman and there is a description of the crash. Props to the original photographer who wasn’t named in the post:
The first of I’m sure many 2020 Corvette Stingray wrecked on the road. Wife spotted on her drive to Yosemite here in Ca. The car was apart of a rally with GoPros mounted on the vehicle. Took a wide turn and the rear wheel off an SUV with a family in it heading opposite direction around a turn.
Sounds like this Elkhart Lake Blue Corvette was part of the caravan of 2020 Corvettes we wrote about earlier this week that is testing out west. Those aren’t GoPros on the cars, they are some sort of monitoring or testing equipment that each of those cars we saw had mounted on the passenger side of the roof.
This accident with the C8 prototype is strangely reminiscent of the very first 2014 Corvette Stingray crash that also featured a Blue car and a very curvy Arizona road.
We see that the airbags went off and hopefully everyone involved is okay. Despite the negative publicity that a crash in public brings, it’s also an opportunity for the Corvette Team to review the safety systems and the structural integrity of the car to make sure it performed as it should.
We’ll add any further details as they become available.
Adam Newman / Facebook