We caught the unfortunate news that yet another 2020 Corvette Stingray has been grounded due to an accident from these photos posted over at the Corvette Forum. The good news is that it appears the occupants were okay as the airbags did deploy.
The accident occurred on I295 in Jacksonville and the pics show the Corvette had spun out and gone hard into the guardrail. The photos show another vehicle pulled over ahead of the Vette, but we are unsure if they were a participant in the crash or just a good samaritan who stopped to make sure the occupants of the Vette were okay.
In this photo, you can see the tire marks left on the road by the Corvette as it spun around:
Damage to the car is significant as the front took the brunt of the impact and there is also damage on the driver’s side and rear of the car as well. However, the rear looks pretty good and we don’t think the engine was damaged. So the big question is regarding the frame of the car and if the damage is significant enough to total it. We’ll have to watch the area Copart lots to see if a Rapid Blue Z51 Coupe with 12,191 miles on the odometer makes an appearance.
While it’s sad to see another crashed C8 Corvette on the side of the road, it’s heartening to know the C8’s aluminum structure and safety systems kept the driver and his passenger alive and relatively unhurt. At this point, that’s all that matters.
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