Here’s another visual reminder that the lift points are different for the C8 Corvette then previous generations.
These two photos of Rapid Blue C8 Corvette that fell off a lift at an undisclosed dealership were posted to the Corvette Forum this afternoon. Unfortunately, no other details of the accident are available.
What we do know is that the weight distribution of the new Corvette is 40/60 with more weight now in the rear due to the engine move. This unfortunate incident was most likely caused by having the rear jacking points not far enough back to properly support a car with a 60% rear weight bias.
The Corvette Owner’s Manual does outline the correct lift locations and they are substantially different on the C8 Corvette than the C7 Corvette which has a nearly 50/50 weight distribution. However, unless you’ve lifted a C8 previously, there are other indentations under the car that you may think are the correct lift spots, but they aren’t.
This reminds us of the Torch Red 2020 Corvette that went viral for falling off a dealer’s lift in June 2020. Like this car, it’s the rear end that dropped and hit the floor with the front of the car remaining elevated.
As someone noted on the Forum, we can see the belly pan was removed and was on the floor under the car so we hope that nobody was underneath it when it all came crashing down.
Our friend and CorvetteBlogger contributor Jeremy Welborn wrote a year ago about the proper lift and jacking procedures for the mid-engine Corvette and we were definitely surprised how different the C8 lift points were when compared to the C7 Corvette. Jeremy had his 2020 Corvette’s oil changed this morning at his local dealer and he shared this safety tip which is to use a screw jack for added stability.
As for the poor owner of this Rapid Blue Stingray, the car looks totaled and that’s a damn shame.