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THE CORVETTE WAS NAMED AFTER A BOAT, SO A C8 DRIVER TREATED IT LIKE ONE

Water Fording Depth? What’s That?

In case you didn’t know, the Corvette was named after a fast naval warship. And, some folks haven even crafted boats that look like the car. Perhaps the driver of the all black C8 Corvette Stingray seen on multiple social media videos making its way through a flooded street in Florida knew that, and decided to make its way through the dark water it came across.

 

The viral videos circling social media right now show what most would consider a bad idea when faced with flooded streets (even Bronco owners might hesitate to give it a shot), especially when behind the wheel of a performance vehicle such as the C8 Corvette. The owner of this particular Corvette seemed unphased by the barrier of water sitting on a street in storm-torn Florida this past weekend. According to The Drive, the Miami-Dade area suffered 10-inches of rainfall in some places, flooding homes and stranding vehicles.

 

 

Despite that, this C8 Corvette owner was determined to make it through and nearly fully submerged his vehicle in the process. While the floodwater level wasn’t really all that high, nearby parked cars only had water up to the top of their wheels, the rake and stance of the C8 Corvette don’t do it any favors when trying to ford any kind of water. Its saving grace would have to be the fact that the C8, unlike its predecessors, positions the engine in the rear of the car so only a front end trunk would have been soaked in the event of a head-on collision with flood water. Its two high scoops allow an accessible entry for water but it didn’t appear to lock up this Corvette’s 6.2 liter V8 which was not only powerful enough to get it through open water, but shift parked cars with the wake it created while moving through.

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Written by Cody U.

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